Things to do

Gardens:

Wicklow and Wexford have many famous gardens including Powerscourt House (47 acres of landscaped gardens) , Kilruddery, Mount Usher, Kilmokea, Johnstown Castle, Ram House Gardens, JFK Arboretum.

Angling:

“Angling for All” in Aughrim village offers all year round angling facilities and wildlife park, with over 4 acres of fully stocked game fishing. Also Annamoe Trout farm is open from May to September.

Golf:

Clone House is close to many well-known Golf Courses, which include the following: Woodenbridge 5 minutes, Arklow Golf Links 15 minutes, The European 20 minutes, Blainroe and Wicklow 25 minutes, Druid’s Glen, Roundwood, Greystones, Powerscourt 40-45 minutes.

Historical houses:

Russborough House (1741). Avondale house, set in an estate of 500 acres of forest and parkland is now a museum to the memory of Charles Stewart Parnell (1779)

County Wicklow:

“The Garden of Ireland” is steeped in history and scenic beauty. The National Park includes “Glendalough” and its monastic settlements. It has hundreds of hectares which include large areas of mountain blanket bog and varied forms of wildlife, from rare orchids to Peregrine Falcon.

Ballykissangel:

Avoca village is the location of this very popular TV series. The village set includes the church of Saints Mary and Patrick, built in 1862, and “Fitzgeralds” the local watering hole.

Crafts:

Wicklow Vale Pottery, built in 1860, is now the showrooms for the Wicklow Vale Earthenware collection and Avoca Blue painted giftware.

Walking:

The Wicklow Way has a variety of walks to suit all walkers. Starting from the foothills of the south Dublin mountains through the glens of “Glendalough” to the dramatic mountains of Aghavannagh.

Beaches:

Only 20/25 minutes away is the famous sea side resort of Brittas Bay, Renowed for it’s unspoiled long sandy dunes.

For further information on County Wicklow and surrounding amenities see the following links:

Information on CountyWicklow

Heritage Ireland
Druids Glen
Aughrim,
Co. Wicklow