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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

Fungi, before the storm

October 16th, 2017 by

Unfortunately the arrival of Hurricane Ophelia right on top of the island of Ireland is going to pretty much spell the end of most of the beautiful mushrooms and toadstools around at the moment, but I thought I should at least show some of them. So here are just a few, starting with the Common … Continue reading Fungi, before the storm

Autumn Changes

October 13th, 2017 by

I’m sure a lot of people are a little tired of the spider hysteria which grips the nation every year. However, due to spiders appearing around houses in Autumn we also have larger creatures. Rural gardens, and even gardens in villages and small towns in Wicklow are often visited by Pheasants (Phasianus colchicus), and you … Continue reading Autumn Changes

The Mouse Spider, for those who are worried

October 8th, 2017 by

A few people have been asking me about the Mouse Spider, following a scary story in the media this week about a British man who was bitten by one which had somehow climbed into his bathrobe. The man had an allergic reaction causing his back to swell up, and it was because of his own … Continue reading The Mouse Spider, for those who are worried