The Wicklow Way

The Wicklow Way

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the wicklow wayThe countryside of Ireland is a patchwork of many different landscape types, including several mountainous and upland areas. One of the most spectacular of these is in County Wicklow, just south of Dublin, which despite its proximity to the capital contains many areas of wonderfully unspoilt mountain trails of which The Wicklow Way is the best known. In fact the Wicklow Way was the first such trail in Ireland having been formally established in 1980 in what is fondly known as “The Garden of Ireland”.

the wicklow wayGlendalough meaning “The Valley of the two lakes” is a glacial valley in County Wicklow, Ireland, renowned for an Early Medieval monastic settlement founded in the 6th century by St Kevin. It has a Fine example of a Round Tower/ Some early Christian Church ruins and Graves from the early Christian Period.

Powerscourt Waterfall is Ireland’s highest at 121m (398ft.) and is 5km from the Main Estate. It is set in one of Ireland’s most beautiful parklands at the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains.

Powerscourt House today offers some of the best views in Ireland, overlooking the breath-taking Sugarloaf Mountain.

Historic Wicklow Jail

Which plays a major part in Ireland’s emigration periods.

Transportation Transport was to the far-flung colonies of the British Empire. The destinations included: The American Colonies (USA and Canada); New South Wales (Australia); New Holland (Tasmania); Caribbean (East and West Indies)

1798 Rebellion County Wicklow was one of the main areas of conflict. Several important rebels were imprisoned at Wicklow Gaol during and after the struggle

1840s: The Great Famine there was a considerable increase in crime during this period. More often than not it was crime against property, rather than crime against the person.

1916 – 1923: The Independence Era


The Meeting of the Waters

The Avoca is a river in County Wicklow. The Avoca starts life as two rivers, the Avonmore and the Avonbeg. These join together at a spot called the Meeting of the Waters (Cumar an dá Uisce) in the Vale of Avoca, which is considered a local beauty spot, and was celebrated by Thomas Moore in his song of the same name.