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Following a week-long vacation in England, my wife and I arrived in Dublin from Heathrow at about 3 in the afternoon. As is our custom, we quickly picked up our rental car and headed out of the city as fast as we could. Even though we had picked up a decent road map, an hour and a half later, as we drove through the Wicklow Mountains, south of the city, we were not quite sure where we were at times! However, we soon deduced that we were near the small hamlet of Roundwood and were on course for our destination of Avoca! We had decided to go there on our first day because it would be a short drive and we had been following the BBC TV series 'Ballykissangel' filmed there. Our plan was to spend about a day there and then head west across country to take in the Atlantic Ocean sights of Slea Head (Kerry) and the Cliffs of Moher (Clare) before returning to Dublin. The drive through the Wicklow Mountains was a great way to start off our trip - hardly any traffic and amazing views of mountains, river valleys and lakes as the road seemed to wind along high above the surrounding terrain.
- Pros:An interesting wild area close to Dublin
Avoca is a small village just a few miles inland from the Irish Sea coastal town of Arklow. It was made famous as the... more travel advice
Because we had been watching the Ballykissangel TV series filmed in Avoca for a couple of years, we were interested to... more travel advice
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