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  • Powerscourt Distillery produces exceptional Irish whiskeys, located on one of Ireland’s most beautiful and treasured Estates 

    Powerscourt Distillery is set in the the Old Mill House, faithfully restored and extended. The Powerscourt Distillery Visitor Centre includes six individual tasting rooms, and is proud to produce and showcase the Fercullen Whiskey Brand


  • Step inside and explore the magnificent 47 acre gardens, voted 3rd best garden in the World and only 35 minutes from Dublin Marvel at the sublime blend of formal gardens, sweeping terraces, statues and ornamental lakes, secret hollows and rambling walks.
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  • Arts & Culture

  • The Courthouse Arts Centre is situated in the heart of Tinahely village in the south of Wicklow. The venue offers artistic and outreach programmes in an atmospheric  space, hosting a wide variety of multi-disciplinary arts events and workshops. Programme includes: Theatre, Dance, Music, Film, Visual Arts, Comedy, Literature and an Education/Outreach programme.

  • Conary Community Arts Is a group dedicated to promoting the Arts in the community through Theatre, Music, Dance and Film. 

  • Mermaid Arts Centre is County Wicklow’s creative powerhouse. Since 2002, our building has been a celebratory stage for artists and communities locally and nationally. Our work connects artists and communities across County Wicklow in exchanging artistic experiences that spark curiosity, delight and debate, while fostering pride, pleasure and well-being.

  • Hot Spot - Music Club, Performance Space & Private Events hire Located above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour Marina, the Hot Spot Music Club is a centre for live arts, music gigs & private gatherings.

  • Signal Arts Centre  Bray is a cultural organisation which seeks to support working visual artists and to promote full recognition of the value of their works. Our values are: fostering creativity; inclusivity; and approachability.

  •  Whale Theatre - Situated in the heart of Greystones town, a beautifully refurbished intimate theatre with a unique atmosphere & variety of stage options & seat layouts

  • Arklow Maritime Museum, in the town of Arklow in County Wicklow, displays information on the maritime history of Arklow, focusing in particular on its boat building, lifeboat and fishing traditions. On display are photographs of the port dating back to the mid 19th century as well as models of vessels built in Arklow, tools, navigational equipment, paintings and artefacts. These include Sir Francis Chichester's Gypsy Moth III. 

  • House & Gardens 

  • Mount Usher Gardens & Avoca Food Market - One of only 3 Irish gardens with a top rating from the UK’s The Good Gardens Guide, Mount Usher is not simply one of Ireland’s greatest gardens, but it’s a world-class example of a so-called Robinsonian garden, with its relaxed informality and natural layout. Monty Don has described it as one of his favourite gardens anywhere.

  • An Tairseach Organic Farm & Ecology Centre, Wicklow is a calm and tranquil space, ideal for resting and recharging body, mind and soul. Visit our Organic Farm Shop with its organic vegetables and meats,  or enjoy a beautifully prepared lunch. Join us on a sabbatical or retreat, take a private relaxation break in one of our comfortable en-suite self-catering bedrooms. 

  • Arboretum Kilquade -  The National Garden Exhibition Centre, Kilquade, Co. Wicklow. Arboretum Kilquade  offer the gardening & lifestyle shopping experience that the Arboretum customers have loved for over 40 years. The store is a  destination hot spot boasting over 5.2 acres with a multitude of inspirational garden ideas and, of course, our much loved Secret Garden Café.

  • The National Botanic Gardens, Kilmacurragh lie within an estate developed extensively during the 19th century by Thomas Acton in conjunction with David Moore and his son Sir Frederick Moore, Curators of the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin at that time. 

    Kilmacurragh is open all year round, except for Christmas Day. The grounds are free to enter  and Acton Café offers coffee and lunches on site.

  • Killruddery House is a large country house on the southern outskirts of Bray in County Wicklow, Ireland, approximately 20 km south of Dublin.[1] The present structure is a south facing multi-bay mansion, originally dating from the 17th century, but remodelled and extended in 1820 in the Elizabethan style. 

  • Glendalough Visitor Centre - in a stunning glaciated valley in County Wicklow, in the sixth century, one of Ireland’s most revered saints founded a monastery. The foundation of St Kevin at Glendalough became one of the most famous religious centres in Europe

  • Beyond the Tree - Journey beyond the trees at Avondale Forest Park, a special place where visionary and inspirational people have sown the seeds of Ireland’s future and where unique and memorable experiences are created.

  • Ballyknocken House, Farm and Cookery School - Scenically located on 280 acres  in County Wicklow, Ireland. Our charming 4* Victorian style farm guesthouse offers 7 guest bedrooms plus a 3-bedroom Milking Parlour apartment, surrounded by scented kitchen gardens.  Home to celebrity chef and award-winning food writer, Catherine Fulvio

  • Biking in Ireland - We have two locations in the Dublin and Wicklow hills which are a mecca for mountain biking and all things outdoors. From here, we offer bike rental, guided tours, lessons and serve barista coffee with delicious home baked goodies.

  • Baltinglass Outdoor Education Training Centre  delivering high quality Outdoor Education Programmes for over thirty years to Schools & Youth Services

    At Baltinglass OETC we offer a wide variety of Outdoor Pursuit Activities both land based and water based, we are very fortunate to have most of the natural amenities required for our activities on our doorstep.

  • Welcome to Blessington Lake Boat Hire. We want you to safely enjoy the beauty of this fantastic amenity with your friends and family Hire a boat for the day and skipper your own craft.
    Great for cruising or fishing - Blessington Lake Boat Hire provides lake boats for fishing and leisure. They operate from Ballyknockan in County Wicklow and rod hire and permits can also be obtained here.

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    Sea Life  Bray takes you on a journey into the deep…without getting wet! Over 30 spectacular displays including: Rivers of the World, Toxic Terrors and our breathtaking Tropical Shark Lagoon

  • Welcome to Boswell Equestrian Centre Ltd., Ireland's Premier equestrian facility. Opened in 2005, Boswell Equestrian has already established its reputation alongside the best equestrian competition and training locations across Europe

  • Welcome to Bray Adventures! Experience the fun and adrenaline of outdoor adventure sports in the beautiful East Coast of Ireland. Located on Bray Seafront, we have the ideal base for both Water based and Land based activities. Whatever your level of experience – complete novice to aspiring adventurer, we'll make it a fun and unforgettable experience.  We only use fully insured and fully qualified instructors and all equipment is supplied.

     

  • Brennanstown is both a training and facilities centre for the world recognised British Horse Society qualifications and is one of only a handful of Irish Centres approved to train and hold exams up to Stage 1V and Intermediate Teaching level (BHSII). Approved to the highest level by both the Association of Irish Riding Establishments and the British Horse Society, the Riding Centre comprises a busy riding school together with a livery and competition yard.

  • Chocolate Garden of Ireland - Chocolate Visitor Attraction, Shop and Cafe - makers of award-winning chocolate and ice cream, gift hampers & novelties for all occasions.

     

     

  • Clara Lara is the place to come for a day away from the world of screens. Children can play outdoors, run around, use their imagination, stretch their physical fitness and not notice time going by. This is the perfect getaway for families from a busy bustling world. Clara Lara Funpark is the ultimate escape to the wilderness

  • Here at the Devils Glen Equestrian, in the foothills of the Wicklow mountains, minutes off the N11 motorway, we have the perfect facilities to meet the training needs of your horse to cover every discipline.

     

  • Glendalough Hermitage Centre offers people the opportunity to experience a hermit way of life that suits their own tastes and desires. This may involve a short stay of a few quiet reflective and restful days or a more lengthy time of silence and prayer

  • The Glenmalure Lodge is situated in the heart of the longest glacial valley in Ireland. It makes the perfect base for exploring the rugged beauty of Wicklow, also known as the ‘Garden County of Ireland’. The Glenmalure Lodge is a friendly, family run business with a cosy pub atmosphere and has lots of old memorabilia, paying homage to the area’s rich and colourful history..

  • Here at Glenroe Farm we love to welcome visitors and introduce them to a wide variety of domestic animals and pets living on the farm. The farm offers a fun filled family day out in one of Wicklow’s top tourist attractions with our Pet Farm, Playgrounds, Nature Walk, Fairy Garden and Ireland’s only Maize Maze 

  • Grennane Maze, situated in the beautiful countryside of the Wicklow hills, only an hour south of Dublin, spend the whole day wandering around the farm in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.  With loads of attractions to check out, the day will be packed full of things to do and will keep all the family and kids fully occupied.

  • Hidden Valley Holiday Park attracts couples or families seeking a peaceful holiday in picturesque surroundings. The park offers boutique accommodations, glamping (“glorified” camping) lodges and a caravan & camping area.

  • Knockrobin Glamping  Luxury Camping in Tinakilly,County Wicklow Ireland. Beautiful bell tents, King size beds, private hotel styled bathrooms, stunning views.

  • The Happy Pear began in our Greystones shop, in 2004. Dave and Steve had a dream of making the world a healthier and happier place, and they started by opening a simple fruit and veg shop in their hometown. Their passion for plant-based food led them to open the cafe a year later, and now, 18 years on, the shop and cafe continue to be a hub of community, delicious plant-based food, and positivity, for locals and visitors alike.

  • Tipi Camping at our beautiful wilderness site near Laragh, Co. Wicklow. Situated in a privately owned woodland, which is exclusively used by Tipi Adventures - ensuring an uninterrupted nature experience away from our “busy” world. This is perfect for those who want to get back to nature, take time out from their busy lives and have a real rustic experience.

  • Nestled in stunningly beautiful County Wicklow, Ireland, River Valley Caravan & Camping Holiday Park is the perfect choice whether you are a Family with Children seeking a Family Camping Holiday destination with fun and activities, or a couple seeking a holiday with a little piece and quiet.

  • Rise At The Cove is a social enterprise café. They are a training centre for the young men at Tiglin to learn about food and coffee and operating a café. All proceeds go back into running the Tiglin charity.. They try to use mainly local and artisan producers of the highest quality.  At Rise the aim is for the café and the space surrounding it to be a friendly community and they feel the café is a great way to break the stigma surrounding addiction and is a way for the residents to reintegrate into the community

  • Welcome to Russborough.- Filled with hidden treasures from the Renaissance to the 20th century, Russborough is famous as Ireland’s most beautiful Georgian house. Admire the wonderful, richly decorated interiors. Enjoy the world class private collection of art, fine and decorative arts. Discover exquisite furniture, silver and porcelain. 

  • The Wicklow Way is now part of a network of long-distance self-guided walking trails, (also called 'way-marked ways'), throughout Ireland. The Wicklow Way combines easy accessibility with a wide variety of scenic experiences, some of them in truly remote upland areas.

  • Victor’s Way was designed for adults between 28 (minus 10) and 60 (plus 30) needing some quality time out + a bite of serendipity to reflect on the wider canvas of life, specifically their own.

  • Tinahealy Farm Shop, Step back in time and discover a shoppers wonderland. At the Farm Shop we offer everything from farm fresh vegetables and artisan food products to traditional toys, arts and crafts and even our own pottery range. Our aim is to present our customers with a selection of new tastes, flavours and styles sourced from Ireland and around the world. Indulge yourself or find the perfect gift for someone special at the Farm Shop.

  • Belmont Demesne - A brand new outdoor adventure right in the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East. Amazing bike and walking trails for all levels, taking in some of the best terrain County Wicklow has to offer from stunning woodland to spectacular views of the Coast. Only 30 minutes from Dublin City Centre and 15 minutes from the M50

  • Omniplex - A modern 9-screen cinema, centrally located in the Bridgewater Shopping Centre, Arklow. Showing all the latest blockbuster releases.

  • Golf 

  • Arklow Golf Club was formed in 1927. Since the very beginning, the Club has extended a warm and inviting welcome to all of its visitors from at home and from overseas.

    Here at Arklow will ensure that your visit is much more than a great round of golf. South Wicklow’s beauty, the adjacent Irish Sea, reasonable rates and extraordinary service will guarantee your personal satisfaction above all else

  • Situated in beautiful West Wicklow overlooking the River Slaney, with the famous Wicklow mountains creating a stunning backdrop . Baltinglass Golf Club is a delightful parkland course with manicured fairways and challenging greens offering an enjoyable experience to golfers of all abilities. We are a thriving private member’s Club owned and managed by its members.  Our relaxed friendly club guarantees a warm welcome, together with tasty food and refreshments, in convivial clubhouse surroundings.

  • Blainroe Golf Club is a golf course situated about 3.5 km south of Wicklow Town in County Wicklow, Ireland. The course was originally built as part of a village resort in Blainroe by Dublin builder Christy Cooney. As of 2020, Blainroe is ranked 95 in the Irish Golf Digest's Top 100 Courses in Ireland.

  • Roundwood Golf Club is situated in the heart of County Wicklow, just 35 minutes drive from the ferryport at Dun Laoghaire. The towns of Roundwood and Newtownmountkennedy are nearby and are good bases from which to explore the countryside. 

  • Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort; where nature and luxury meet to provide the perfect escape from everyday life.

     

  • Bray Golf Club - Established in 1897 and with more than 120 years of golfing history behind it, Bray Golf Club has become one of the premier golfing destinations on Ireland’s East Coast.

  • Delgany Golf Club is a golf club steeped in Ryder Cup history having provided or being closely associated with four players on nine Ryder Cup teams since 1953. The Harry Vardon designed course located in the heart of County Wicklow is surrounded by beautiful countryside.

  • Tulfarris Golf Club in Blessington Co. Wicklow. A championship, lake side, 18 hole course. Perfect for Wicklow corporate golf days and golf societies.

  • Greystones Golf Club is one of Ireland’s most prestigious private members clubs. The golf course, inspired by the great Harry Colt of Muirfield, Sunningdale, Pine Valley and Royal Portrush fame, is situated in one of Ireland’s most scenic locations.

  • Hotels 

  • Overlooking the lakeside wildlife reserve, The Arklow Bay Hotel is situated in the heart of County Wicklow, Ireland’s garden county. Set in idyllic grounds the Arklow Bay Hotel offers 91 tastefully decorated bedrooms is the ideal base to explore and discover all Co. Wicklow has to offer and is easily accessible with good bus and train links plus ample onsite free parking.

  • BrookLodge & Macreddin Village is located in a secluded County Wicklow Valley, yet just over an hour from Dublin International Airport. Put a Spring back in you step with a trip to BrookLodge offering the spontaneous country retreat along with numerous facilities and services to give the ultimate recharge.

  • The Glenview Hotel - Nestled in the Heart of The Glen of the Downs, The Glenview Hotel and Leisure Club, sits at the gateway to ‘The Garden of Ireland’, as Co. Wicklow is affectionately known. 1

  • Powerscourt Hotel Resort & Spa is Ireland’s foremost luxury 5* destination set amidst the scenic & historic Powerscourt Estate, Co. Wicklow a mere 30 minutes’ drive from the hustle and bustle of Dublin city centre life.

  • Tinakilly Country House Hotel - Located on the coast road just 40 minutes from Dublin, an avenue lined with majestic oak trees guides you to stunning views of mountains, lakes, sea and a very warm welcome at our beautifully restored country manor four star hotel.

  • Parkview Hotel - We are delighted to be open and welcoming Guests back to the Parkview Hotel. Why not treat yourself to an Romantic Overnight Stay, Early Booker Deal or Family Staycation. We are also open daily from 12pm to 9pm for indoor dining where we offer our extensive bar menu to suit all tastes.

  • Hunters Hotel - Hunter's is set in 2 acres of renowned gardens on the banks of the river Vartry in Co. Wicklow, which is known as the Garden of Ireland    

  • Woodenbridge Hotel - f you are looking for a peaceful rural Wicklow escape with award-winning homemade food and a bellyful of laughter, then you’ll like it here. Set in the stunning Vale of Avoca, we have two accommodation options (separated by a road) — the oldest hotel in Ireland, which dates back to 1608, and the newer riverside lodge.
     

  • The Glendalough Hotel - Welcome to our hotel The Glendalough Hotel in the heart of Irelands Ancient East. 

  • Restaurant & Bars 

  • At  Las Tapas we believe the choices we make about what we eat, where it comes from and how it’s prepared have a direct and powerful impact on our health. Since 2010 all of our food is prepared freshly on our premises, and we are our very proud to run microwave free kitchen since 2010. Our wide collection of tapas dishes for food lovers of all age groups and diverse savours is well suited for all occasions in a perfect manner.
     

  • Bates Inn opened in 1785 and since then, through various incarnations, Bates has warmly welcomed guests and diners.  .As an inn, a restaurant, a meeting place and an important part of the community of Rathdrum.

    Today, the award-winning Bates Restaurant is still building on that tradition: Sumptuous food meticulously prepared to imaginative menus, a wonderful atmosphere in the old, stone-built dining room

  • Pink Salt - Experience the authentic Indian taste in every bite. We follow the traditional style of Indian cooking and with the best ingredients.

  • The Burnaby is a landmark family-owned pub in the heart of Greystones, Co. Wicklow established over 100 years ago in 1881, originally called The Railway Hotel.   We have a reputation for serving great value quality food and drink seven days a week.  

  • The Hungry Monk - Pat and Sylvia Keown opened The Hungry Monk for business on July 31 1988. Pat had been in the wine and spirits business for the previous 25 years. Julian, their eldest son, with over 15 years in the wine business, along with his wife Samantha, have been part of the restaurant since January 2007. 

  • Chakra by Jaipur, Greystones  is a fine dining Indian restaurant that combines creative updates of classical Indian cuisine with locally sourced Irish ingredients paired with the finest selection of wines.

  • Daata, - Since 1999 Daata have dished up truly authentic Pakistani food, made fresh to order, well known Indian cuisine classics and some uniquely Daata. Award-winning vegan & vegetarian choices and not forgetting little ones, the great value Daata Kids menu.

  • The Beach House - Bustling and vibrant family owned pub in the heart of Greystones harbour in County Wicklow.  The perfect destination for tasty chicken wings and pints after a long walk.

  • La Creperie Pierre Grise - A traditional French crêperie bringing a taste of France to Ireland. Our Crêperie in Greystones, Co. Wicklow specialises in authentic, French crêpes, both savoury and sweet.

  • Camile - We exist to make you feel good - whatever that looks like to you. At Camile we try to bridge the gap between treat days and tracking days, catering to vegan, lactose-free, gluten-free, and omnivore diets. 

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    Dockyard No.8 is a Cafe and Restaurant in Bray Harbour, Bray, Co.Wicklow.
    Since opening our doors on 2nd July 2014 we have been serving delicious Coffee, Breakfast Lunch & Dinner.

  • Pigeon House, Delgany Village Wicklow
    E-mail: delgany@pigeonhouse.ie
    Phone Delgany: 01 287 7103

  • Butler & Barry - A GASTROBAR unlike any other, Butler & Barry will leave you wanting more. From the most enviable location on the east coast, our guests enjoy exceptional food and drinks served with stunning ocean views.

  • Mt. Everest of Kathmandu, Ireland’s first Tibetan, Nepalese and Indian Restaurant. Since our establishment in 2013, we have warmly welcomed and served our guests with the best Nepalese, Indian and Tibetan cuisine. The Nepalese hospitality has always been the highlight of our service.

     

     

  • The Wicklow Heather Restaurant & House - Searching for the best restaurant in Wicklow? The Wicklow Heather is idyllically situated in the picturesque village of Laragh, just minutes from Glendalough National Park. The Wicklow Heather Restaurant & House provides the perfect dining and guest accommodation for visitors to the Glendalough area.

  • The Brass Fox - A charming, quirky, and Traditional Irish Pub in the heart of Wicklow Town famous for its delicious wings, friendly staff and charming interior décor! The Brass Fox is a beautiful sea-side pub where you can happily enjoy delicious, home-made food, Signature Cocktails, and Fine Spirits.Only one hour from Dublin City, The Brass Fox is an ideal stop-off point from Dublin to Wicklow, serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

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