Four Day’s in Ireland – Weekend Break

By Natasha Syed

We travelled to Ireland from Heathrow Airport and arrived at around lunch time, our favourite time of the day.

We picked up our hire-car from Enterprise Cars, Dublin, who were super friendly and gave us the option of which car we needed. From there we headed towards County Wicklow, down the M50 Motorway, Southbound. The Journey from Dublin to County Wicklow was truly scenic, clean and a breath of fresh air.

County Wicklow here we come!

The region of County Wicklow sits in the south of Dublin, in the ancient east of Ireland. It is known for its namesake mountains, Irish Sea coastline, country estates and the Wicklow Way. Ireland’s ancient east is a region stretching from County Monaghan, to the east of city of County Cork – excluding Dublin.

This is the land where Stone Age astronomers harnessed the sun, where saints lived and died, where Vikings built cities and Norman knights defended their castles

The 129 km walking trail traverses the county, passing through Wicklow Mountains National Park. Within the park there are beautiful glacial lakes, rivers and Glendalough; the remains of an early-medieval monastic settlement in a forested valley.

Accommodation – Head for the best in the area – Powerscourt Hotel and Garden, it is a hidden Gem and provides an unforgettable experience.

Read the full feature in our Spring 2018 issue HERE

 

Attractions to Visit:

Powerscourt House & Gardens (Below)

AddressPowerscourt Estate, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

Avondale House & Forest Park (Below)

AddressAvondale, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

Glendalough Upper Lake (Below)

Powerscourt Gardens (Above)

AddressPowerscourt Demesne, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

Powerscourt Waterfall (Above)

AddressPowerscourt Demesne, Powerscourt Estate, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

– Wicklow Mountain (Below)

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