DESTINATION COUNTY WICKLOW
County Wicklow was the last of the original counties to be established in 1606 from land previously part of County Dublin and County Carlow. Established as a distinct county, it was aimed at controlling local groups such as the O'Byrnes. The Military Road, stretching from Rathfarnham to Aghavannagh crosses the mountains, north to south, was built by the British army to assist them in defeating the rebels still active in the Wicklow Mountains following the failed 1798 rebellion.
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Avoca Handweavers is a clothing manufacturing, retail and food business in the Ireland. Started in Avoca, County Wicklow, it is the oldest working woollen mill in Ireland and one of the world's oldest manufacturering companies. It is also Ireland's oldest surviving business. The mill on the banks of the fast-flowing River Avoca survives from at least 1723 ...
Avondale House, Avondale, County Wicklow, Ireland is the birthplace and home of Charles Stewart Parnell (1846-1891) one of the greatest political leaders of Irish history. It is set in a magnificent Avondale Forest Park of over 2 km² (500 acres) with tree trails and walks ranging in duration from one to five hours ...
Bray is a long-established holiday resort with numerous hotels and guesthouses, shops, restaurants and evening entertainment. The town also plays host to a number of high-profile festival events. Available in the vicinity are fifteen 18-hole golf courses, tennis, fishing, sailing and horse riding. Other features of Bray are the amusement arcades and games centre ...
The present remains in Glendalough tell only a small part of its story. The monastery in its heyday included workshops, areas for manuscript writing and copying, guest houses, an infirmary, farm buildings and dwellings for both the monks and a large lay population. The buildings which survive probably date from between the 10th and 12th centuries ...
Powerscourt Estate, located near Enniskerry, County Wicklow, Ireland, is a large country estate which is noted for its house and landscaped gardens, today occupying 19 hectares (47 acres). The house, originally a 13th century castle, was extensively altered during the 18th century by German architect Richard Cassels ...
Powerscourt Waterfall is a waterfall near Enniskerry, County Wicklow, in Ireland, located in a valley surrounded by Djouce Mountain and the Great Sugar Loaf. At a height of 121 metres (397 ft), it is the highest waterfall on the island. The waterfall and surrounding valley are owned by the Powerscourt Estate ...
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Saint Cóemgen, popularly anglicized to Kevin is an Irish saint who was known as the founder and first abbot of Glendalough in County Wicklow, Ireland. His life is not well known, as no contemporaneous material exists. His Latin vita maintains that he was descended from a royal line and was related to the Dál Messin Corb ...
The Wicklow Mountains are a range of mountains in the southeast of Ireland. They run in a north-south direction from south County Dublin across County Wicklow and into County Wexford. Lugnaquilla is the highest peak in the range at 925 m (3035 ft), Mullaghcleevaun at 847 m (2,780 ft) is the second highest ...
The Wicklow Way is a waymarked long distance walking trail in Ireland. While most of the trail is located in Wicklow, it also includes part of counties Carlow and Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown. The trail is approximately 132 kilometres long and passes through the mountains and uplands of these counties, although it tends to avoid actual summits ...
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