"Avoca" Top 5 Page for this destination Wicklow Things to Do Tip by Ruai

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Avoca is a pretty village that became very well known as the real star of the british TV series Ballykissangel a few years ago. As such it was buried under bus loads of day-tripers who wanted to see the various locations used in the series. This rsuh has now eased and you can get back to enjoying the real village.

Asides from the village itself, top local attraction is the original Avoca handweavers location. This company, starting from this rustic location, has come to dominate the Irish heritage industry provding a wide range of good quality (if expensive) clothes, food and knickknacks in a number of locations in Wicklow (Powerscourt, Kilmacanogue and here at the old Mill in Avoca, www.avoca.ie ) and elsewhere in Ireland. Its hard not to be seduced by their approach . . .

Well known beauty spot, the Meeting of the Waters is nearby and well worth a visit (tho no longer as peaceful as it used to be)

Last but not least the village boasts a Greek restaurant, the Greek Vine Bistro, which I've heard is good though havn't been in! As there are only a handful in Greek restaurants in Ireland and I have a soft spot for all things Greek, will have to try this out soon :-)

Address: Avoca Vale, Wicklow

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  • Updated May 16, 2006
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