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Day Tour of Wicklow

Glencree

Glencree

Lying about six miles west of Enniskerry, the tiny village of Glencree, with its beautiful valley stretching away southeast to the Wicklow Way, is a quiet place with wonderful views of the Sugarloaf Mountains. Glencree is also the home
of a German Military Cemetery. This is one of the many German war cemeteries in Western Europe, which collectively contain a total of over one and a half million known German combatants. Today Glencree is a working reconciliation centre with restaurant attached.

Wicklow

Wicklow

The rugged, heather-clad Wicklow Mountains, a refuge for Irish rebels in the past, are a popular subject for artists. The county's interesting ruins and many deep glens, which are noted for their beauty, attract many tourists.

Lough Tay

Lough Tay

Lough Tay whose scree sides plunge straight into the water is owned by
a member of the Guinness family.
The white sandy beaches were generated from imported sand. The black waters against the white sand is comparable to
a pint of the famous family stout

Sally Gap

Sally Gap

This simply is a road through the Wicklow Mountains, which is still in use for mainly tourist traffic, built at the beginning of the 19th Century to open up the mountains to the English Military to assist them in putting down the insurgents who were the remnant of the 1798 uprising. It passed through Luggala Estate on its way. But the construction of this road was not a simple matter so long ago and it is interesting to hear of the extent of the road, who engineered it and how long it took to make and what it cost in the money of the day.

This area was the film location for the movie "P.S. I Love You".

Glendalough

Glendalough

Known in Irish as 'Glenn of the two lakes', Glendalough is a glacially sculpted green valley of typical Irish beauty. Today, visitors can find well-preserved ruins 24km (15 miles) west of Wicklow, including the famous Round Tower, many stone crosses, a cathedral and churches.

Glendalough

Avoca

Avoca

Avoca Village is the location of the very popular BBC TV Series "Ballykissangel". The village set includes the Church of Saints Mary and Patrick, built in 1862 and "Fitzgerald's" the local watering hole.

Enjoy a complimentary taste of Irish Whiskey at Fitzgerald's pub.

Avoca is situated in a picturesque valley, which extends from the Meeting of the Waters to Woodenbridge and is at a focal point of route ways from Arklow, Aughrim, Woodenbridge, Rathdrum and Redcross.