Welcome to Kilmacanogue, gateway to Glendalough and the Wicklow Mountains, situated at the foot of the Great Sugarloaf Mountain on the main route from Dublin to Wexford. The ancient Irish name Cill Mocheanóg meaning the church of Mocheanóg refers to an early Irish saint who founded a monastic settlement here around 650-750 AD. Mocheanóg came from Wales and was a disciple of Saint Patrick and he had strong associations with Glendalough.
In 1834 the population of Kilmacanogue was 2,797 and by 1891 it had fallen by 40% to 1678, mainly due to famine and emigration. In 1910 Kilmacanogue was a delightful residential district, pleasantly situated amidst beautiful scenery, and inhabited principally by country gentry, Dublin merchants, retired clergymen, and professional gentlemen.
Today this vibrant village has almost 1,000 residents. A great numbers of walkers visit this area and the nearby mountains. The winding country roads are a haven for cyclists offering spectacular scenery.
Latitude: 53.169600496231446 | Longitude: -6.139331131858753
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New Year's Resolution Ideas: For the new year, why not plan and train to complete a Wicklow Outdoors Challenge? Wicklow has a variety of events and challenges that make the most of the fantastic playground the County has to offer. Sign up to an Adventure Race:
- Quest Glendalough in April
- Wicklow 200 in June
- EcoTrail Wicklow in September
Walk the Wicklow Way or use the Wicklow Passport to walk and cycle around Wicklow. See blog at link below with ideas!!!
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Hoping to do St.kevins way over two days,is there anywhere to stay around the half way point .
Happy New Year!!! It's a new dawn, it's a new day.... and Wicklow is feeling good!!!!
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Wicklow/Glendalough is my favorite place ever 💚
Beautiful Wicklow ☘
Wicklow Is So Beautiful 💚👏💚👏
What a shot 😍😍love Glendalough