Self Catering Wicklow
Holiday Homes Wicklow
for 12/02/2015 - 19/02/2015
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AUGHRIM HOLIDAY VILLAGE
Self Catering Aughrim
In their riverside setting at the foot of the Wicklow mountains, these comfortable properties offer a superb holiday base.
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Self Catering Blessington
Avon Ri is a wonderfully unique holiday, sporting and event resort, spectacularly located on the shores of the Blessington Lake in Co Wicklow, Ireland, only 40 minutes drive from the city centre of Dublin.
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Holiday Homes Wicklow
Known as "The Garden of Ireland", Wicklow is located on the N11 motorway South of Dublin Airport and Dublin Port. You will be amazed by the breathtaking beauty that surrounds this county and experience a vast range of treasures from its wonderful mountain ranges, a coastline of sandy beaches, historical sites, rivers, lakes and a host of towns offering tourists a truly celtic experience.
Dating back to 870AD, historians have reported that Wicklow was founded by the Vikings. The name Wicklow is derived from Vikinglow, a word that means Meadow of the Kings. County Wicklow is steeped in history and is rich with historical monuments, abbeys, places of archaeological interest, ruins and cultural centers.
Visitors will enjoy the contrasts of scenery across the county from the Blessington Lakes to the famous landscapes of Glendalough. Experience many cultural towns offering an abundance of celtic history, crafts, excellent restaurants, traditional pubs and plenty of " ceol agus craic " One of Irelands most visited counties, this is a firm favorite for groups of all ages.
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Self Catering Wicklow - Travel Highlights
Glendalough is a truly spectacular location and is one of Ireland’s richest and most important monastic sites in the country. From the stunningly beautiful round tower, two lakes, ruins, St Kevin’s bed and waterfalls, there is a truly calming and peaceful atmosphere as you walk through the valley. Also know as “The Glen Of Two Lakes”, Glendalough is said to have been founded by St Kevin in the 6th century. Historians have also reported that the valley, formed by deposits from the two lakes, dates back to the end of the ice age. This is a must see on any visitors itinerary.
The town of Blessington dates back to 1667. Set in the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains, the lakes were later formed following a planned flooding of the river Liffey in 1940 which changed the areas landscape quite considerably. Visitors today can enjoy the wonderful surroundings with an abundance of activities in the local area including hotels, an equestrian centre, canoeing, waterskiing, golf and many more. Today, the lake, held back at Poulaphuca dam, generates electricity and supplies water to thousands of homes in Dublin.
Classed as one of Ireland’s trophy beaches, this coastline is a real paradise with soft white sand and a landscape filled with fantastic sand dunes. One of the few beached that constantly wins the coveted Blue Flag award, it is a popular beach destination for visitors to the east / south east of Ireland. Other sporting activities in the area are golf, horse riding, pitch n putt, heritage walking trails.
Clara Lara Fun Park, Rathdrum, Co Wicklow
Clara Lara Fun Park, Rathdrum, Co Wicklow – Set on 30 acres of countryside hidden in the Wicklow hills, Clara Lara is an extraordinary setting providing an outdoor adventure park for all the family. Dedicated to offering a fun day in a healthy outdoor environment, activities range from water slides, rowing boats, tarzan swings, rope bridges, rafts, junior go-carts and lots more. There are restaurant & picnic facilities on site including BBQ’s for your use.
Wicklow Historic Gaol
Built in 1702, the tour of Wicklow Gaol is a reenactment depicting the torture and punishment men, women and children, often the innocent, endured on this site. Walk through the dungeons and see the different forms of torture chambers used in olden times. The building itself was renovated several times through the years and in recent years has opened a banqueting centre that hosts many special events and functions throughout the year.