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County Wicklow Travel Guide: 235 reviews and 754 photos

A short drive from Dublin

Co. Wicklow is one of the 12 counties of the Province of Leinster. It was enlarged to some extent in 1957 when part of Co. Dublin was detached and added to Co. Wicklow. It is a truly beautiful part of Ireland and is where some of the very popular tourist attractions of the country can be found. The rolling hills and the green and purple landscape of the Wicklow Mountains provide a sightseeing banquet beyond compare.

Day trip from Dublin

Co Wicklow is a perfect choice for a day trip from Dublin. Best if you have a car at your disposal as I think that public transport might be at a premium if you really want to get out amongst the wild landscapes of Co. Wicklow.

What to see

Two of the most popular stops in the county are Sally Gap and of course, Glendalough. Both are must sees when visiting this part of Ireland, but just the drive and all the beauty along the way will remain in my mind forever.

I thought I'd seen most of what was worth seeing in Ireland but I hadn't counted on Co. Wicklow.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Hauntingly beautiful.
  • Cons:Not a one.
  • In a nutshell:Beauty and history in copious quantities.
  • Last visit to County Wicklow: Sep 2011
  • Intro Updated Sep 12, 2012
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  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Jul 23, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    WOW! Great stone buildings and secret Celtic crosses surrounded by beautiful nature! Hope to see it in September. Thanks for sharing :-)

    • Maryimelda's Profile Photo
      Jul 23, 2013 at 4:20 PM

      You're welcome Matt. It is truly beautiful in Glendalough and indeed in all of County Wicklow. You'll enjoy it. Thanks for reading and rating.

  • thegreynomad's Profile Photo
    Nov 1, 2012 at 10:08 PM

    I can see several of your tips that will appeal to the wife!


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