The Blessington Lakes are nestled in the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains. The waters of this man made reservoir, created c. 1940 form the centrepiece in the landscape around which a very rich and unique local history and heritage can be explored. Whether you are cycling, driving or walking, there are a wealth of stories and folklore to be discovered in the local landmarks; giving glimpses of Neolithic settlements and flooded villages; granite stone cutting traditions and the rebuilding of Dublin after the 1916 Rising.
The Blessington Lakeside Heritage Project is an exciting initiative, developed by the Heritage Office of Wicklow County Council in association with local people in the Blessington area.
The project involves compiling information about the nature, history, folklore and rich cultural heritage of this part of north west Wicklow into a unique online resource with photos, text, interviews, and film footage.
This trail covers a wealth of stories and folklore about local landmarks; Neolithic settlements, flooded villages; granite stone cutting traditions and the rebuilding of Dublin after the 1916 Rising
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