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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.

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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

The End of the Old Natural Year

December 21st, 2014 by

Yes, we’re almost at that time again. This year the Winter Solstice occurs at 11.03 pm GMT (which is also our local time) so the first sunrise of our natural New Year is tomorrow, Monday. So do enjoy it. For those visiting Newgrange there will be no perceptible difference in light effect. Anyhow, take a […]

Cold Wicklow Nights

December 16th, 2014 by

Cold clear frosty nights are often the best times to look at the night sky, particularly in Wicklow. At the moment you can see the constellation of Orion in the southern sky. Orion is a huge constellation but the most recognisable part of the constellation dominates the darkness right now. If you’re tired of Christmas-related […]

The End of Autumn

December 14th, 2014 by

We’re now in the final days of true autumn, or if you prefer it, halfway through the Celtic winter. But even now there are leaf buds swelling on the trees in anticipation of the coming spring. Of course, the buds always form at this time of year, and earlier, slowly swelling over the winter months. […]