Wicklow and East Ireland


  1. Powerscourt House & Gardens:
    • Located in Enniskerry, this is one of the most visited attractions in Wicklow, with its magnificent estate covering 64 square kilometers. The gardens feature formal Italian Gardens, a Japanese garden, walled gardens, herbaceous borders, and rose gardens among others​.
  2. Glendalough:
    • A valley known for its stunning scenery, lakes, and a well-preserved 6th-century monastic site. It’s a haven for history enthusiasts and those looking to explore early Christian heritage in Ireland​.
  3. Avondale Forest:
    • This forest is notable for its collection of tree species from around the globe, offering nature walks and an opportunity to enjoy the lush green surroundings that Wicklow is known for​.
  4. Brittas Bay:
    • An unspoiled sandy beach, perfect for a relaxing day out, swimming, or simply enjoying the coastal beauty of Wicklow​.
  5. Russborough House:
    • An 18th-century mansion showcasing neoclassical design with an impressive collection of fine art and antique furnishings. It’s an architectural gem nestled in the Wicklow countryside, offering a glimpse into Ireland’s aristocratic past​.
  6. Wicklow Mountains and Hiking Trails:
    • Wicklow is home to some of Ireland’s most picturesque hiking trails, providing an opportunity for outdoor enthusiasts to explore the natural beauty of the county​​.


  1. Carlow Castle, Carlow College, and Carlow Cathedral: These historical sites in Carlow town are notable attractions to begin a tour of the county’s historical sites​​.
  2. Altamont Gardens: Known for its fascinating walk through the Arboretum, Bog Garden, and Ice Age Glen leading to the River Slaney​.
  3. Ancient Dolmens: County Carlow is also known as “The Dolmen County,” referring to its archaeological wonders including ancient dolmens​.


  1. Punchestown Racecourse: A notable place for horse racing located in Naas​.
  2. Irish National Stud & Gardens: A popular attraction for its stunning gardens and horse farms​.
  3. Burtown House and Gardens: Another beautiful garden, and visitors can also enjoy a cruise along the Grand Canal on a barge​​.


  1. Funtasia Theme Parks & Casinos: Offering a variety of activities including a waterpark, bowling, ziplining, arcade games, and crazy golf​​.
  2. Medieval Towns and Villages: The county has a mix of quiet, rural villages, lively county towns, and ancient settlements to explore​​.
  3. Monasterboice: Known for its religious landmarks, ancient sites, and medieval buildings​​.


  1. Newgrange: One of the most remarkable prehistoric sites in Europe, famous for the winter solstice sun illumination of its passage and tomb​.
  2. Slane Castle: A 300-year-old sprawling estate on the banks of the River Boyne open to visitors​​.
  3. Trim Castle: Known as one of the Boyne Valley’s most spectacular attractions and a highlight of Ireland’s Ancient East​​.

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