Céad Míle Fáilte!

The aim of this website is to showcase the incredible heritage of County Wicklow - the Garden of Ireland, and to provide the best accurate travel information for visitors and residents aiming to explore natural and cultural heritage sites. As this is a long-term project this website will be continually updated. Our objective is not just to provide information on fixed sites, but to provide accurate details on the best places to see wild animals and plants.


Before planning your trip to specific areas please read the "How to get there" description at the bottom of the page, as Wicklow is not serviced by a central transport system. However, it is very close to Dublin and very easy to get to.

To plan your itinerary or a simple daytrip click sites on the map for a good description of the most important sites and areas.

Sam Connolly, MSc World Heritage Management

Latest from the Wicklow Workbook

Last Day of Summer

September 22nd, 2014 by

It’s a beautiful sunny and warm day in Wicklow, so if you can get out there make sure to enjoy it, especially as it’s the last day of true summer. The Equinox moment occurs in the early hours of tomorrow morning at 2.29 am GMT (our time too) but basically both today and tomorrow should […]

It’s Still Summer… just about

September 19th, 2014 by

Despite my remarks in the last bulletin about an Indian Summer, I have to stress at this point that we don’t actually have one, as this is still true summer. An actual Indian Summer is unseasonably warm, dry and sunny weather after the Autumn Equinox. This year that moment will be at just after 2 […]

Summer in September

September 15th, 2014 by

Last week I finally met a naturalist who has become unwittingly famous, and he even let me take his photo. Every time I come across a likely naturalist (any person with binoculars and/or a big camera) and introduce myself they ask me, if they don’t immediately assume it, if I am related to Shay Connolly. […]