co. Wicklow

images of locations in county wicklow

An ancient passage tomb with some of the finest vistas in Ireland

Seefin Passage Tomb is located on a hilltop 1700 feet above sea level near Kilbride in county Wicklow. This national monument dates to somewhere between 3300 to 3000 b.c. The tomb's name in Irish 'Suidh [...]

134 bodies of the Luftwaffe lie here

The German Military Cemetery, located beside the Glencree centre for Peace and Reconciliation in the Wicklow Mountains. This was originally a quarry owned by Lord Powerscourt to supply the nearby military barracks. Although Ireland positioned [...]

A fantasy castle, The Humes and a ground breaking court case

Humewood Castle was built in 1872 and is located in Kiltegan. co.Wicklow. The Humes formerly lived in a fortified tower house built here in the 15th century which has passed down through successive generations of the [...]

Conflict resolution, German prisoners of war and the United Irishmen

The Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation was originally constructed by the British Army as a barracks in 1806. They were built in response to the Irish Rebellion of 1798 and the French Wars of [...]

Why are there 4 lighthouses at the most easterly point of Ireland?

Wicklow Head Lighthouse was built in 1781 and was originally part of a pair. Their architect, John Trail had previously designed the Grand Canal in Dublin and was given the task to construct 2 lighthouses [...]

Ireland’s highest waterfall & King George IV’s near escape

The Powerscourt Waterfall is located in Powerscourt Estate in co.Wicklow. It is Ireland's highest at 121m or 398ft and the estate is one of Ireland's most beautiful. The area is surrounded by Beech, Oak, Larch, [...]

Knocksink Bridge, Enniskerry. co. Wicklow – 1859

Not many people are are aware whilst driving into Enniskerry on the R117 that they passing over Knocksink Bridge. When built in 1859, this was Ireland's highest bridge spanning a deep glaciated ravine over the [...]

The longest, most beautiful and most robbed house in Ireland

Russborough House is located on the outskirts of Blessington in co.Wicklow. It was built in 1755 and is regarded as one of Ireland's most beautiful houses. It is also Ireland's longest, with a facade of [...]

One of the most photographed and painted bridges in Ireland

The Derrybawn Bridge is located in Laragh in co.Wicklow. There has been a bridge at this location since 1700 however this ivy clad beauty dates from 1800. The bridge takes you is over the Glandassan River [...]

Avondale House, Rathdrum. Co.Wicklow – 1777

Avondale House was the birthplace and home of Charles Stewart Parnell (1846 -1891) one of the greatest political leaders in Irish history. The house was originally built for Samuel Hayes in 1777 but when he [...]

Avondale House Gatelodge, Rathdrum. co.Wicklow – 1777

This is the eccentric looking building is the gate lodge for Avondale House - the birthplace and home of Charles Stewart Parnell (1846 -1891). It was probably designed by the famous English architect James Wyatt [...]

St Patrick’s Parish Church, Enniskerry. co.Wicklow -1859

This is the beautiful St Patrick's Parish Church located in Enniskerry village. It was built by Mervyn Wingfield, 7th Viscount Powerscourt in 1859 in response to the Protestant population of the village not having a [...]

The Old Forge, Enniskerry. co.Wicklow – 1855

This pretty little building was built as a forge by the Wingfield family of Powerscourt. Coach travel was the most common form of transport in the 19th century and many wealthy Dubliners and Victorian holiday [...]

One of Ireland’s most beautiful mansions & voted no.3 best gardens in the World

Powerscourt House was built in 1741 and is located on the Powercourt Estate in Enniskerry, co.Wicklow. It was designed by the famous German architect Richard Cassels (whose other works include Russborough House, Westport House and [...]

100 years of Viscounts, a beautiful forge & a base shaped like a shamrock

Enniskerry Clock Tower is located in the middle of Enniskerry village in county Wicklow. It was commissioned by the 6th Viscount of Powerscourt to commemorate 100 years of the creation of The Viscounts of Powerscourt. The [...]

Why are there 4 lighthouses at the most easterly point of Ireland?

Wicklow Head Lighthouse was built in 1781 and was originally part of a pair. Their architect, John Trail had previously designed the Grand Canal in Dublin and was given the task to construct 2 lighthouses [...]

Ireland’s most iconic building, 2 lakes & a village idiot

The Glendalough Round Tower is one of Ireland's most iconic buildings and stands at 100 feet high. Round towers were mainly built between the 9th and 12th centuries and only 3 exist beyond our borders [...]

Ireland’s most impressive and beautiful monastic settlement

St Kevin's Church is located in Glendalough, co.Wicklow. This national monument is one of Ireland's most iconic building and dates from the 12th century. St Kevin's was born in 498 into a noble family and [...]

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