Places of Interest
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Wicklow’s Historic Gaol
Construction of the gaol began in 1702 and was completed a few years later. The gaol uses live actors, state-of-the-art graphics and audio-visual media to enable visitors to experience Irish social and political history – from the 1798 Rebellion to the transportation of over half a million convicts to Australia.
is an ancient monastic settlement with two clear water lakes beneath the sheer cliffs of a deep valley, which was carved out by glaciers during the Ice Age. The settlement has been a pilgrimage centre since the 6th century. The famous Round Tower is still in near perfect condition despite being almost 1,000 years old.
is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city which offers a host of activities and attractions, including splendid shops and an impressive selection of historical treasures. An enjoyable and relaxing way to see the city is on an open-top bus tour, conducted by good humoured local drivers. Also worth a visit is Dublin’s City Hall, with an interactive exhibition of the ‘Story of the City’, or journey into the heart of one of Ireland’s most iconic brand names at the world-famous Guinness Storehouse. Those seeking peace and quiet may wish to take a stroll around one of the capital’s attractive parks and gardens, or learn more about Dublin’s history in the city’s museums.
was immortalised in the TV series ‘Ballykissangel‘ and lies in a picturesque valley in Southern Wicklow. The village set includes the Church of Saints Mary and Patrick, built in 1862, and Fitzgeralds, the local watering hole. The village has facilities including craft shops, Avoca Handweavers, trout fishing and golf.
was built to accompany the nearby Powerscourt Estate and is a charming village with numerous facilities, including several superb teashops and two magnificent golf courses. The Catholic church, which was built in 1843 by Patrick Byrne is one of the first Gothic Revival churches in Ireland.
Irish National Stud
is a unique attraction that is home to some of the most magnificent horses and sumptuous gardens to be found anywhere in the world. The Horse Museum contains the skeleton of Ireland’s most iconic racehorse, Arkle, and the Japanese Gardens and St Fiachra’s Garden are famed for their tranquil beauty.