30 03, 2022

Kilmacurragh Gardens – a heritage treasure trove in Wicklow

By |2022-03-30T15:49:53+00:00March 30th, 2022|Ireland, Wicklow, Ireland's Ancient East|0 Comments

Kilmacurragh Gardens in Co Wicklow are a treat to walk around. If you can, April is a great time to visit, with Rhododendron Week usually the first week of the month. This year, 2022, Rhododendron Week at Kilmacurragh Gardens is from April 2-10. Did you know that Kilmacurragh Gardens is part of [...]

10 11, 2020

Clara Vale loop walks are a woodland wonder

By |2021-05-13T12:37:39+00:00November 10th, 2020|Ireland, Celtic Routes, Wicklow, Ireland's Ancient East|0 Comments

Clara Vale loop walks are a hidden gem in Co Wicklow, nestled between Rathdrum and Laragh. We stumbled across it in October (before the lockdown, thankfully), after going across the narrowest bridge I’ve ever seen! The River Avonmore flow along on the eastern boundary of Clara Vale Nature Reserve. From the trail [...]

12 06, 2020

Coolmelagh waiting to be discovered

By |2021-09-14T14:02:33+00:00June 12th, 2020|Ireland, Celtic Routes, Wexford, Wicklow, Ireland's Ancient East|4 Comments

You’ll find the Coolmelagh looped walks between Bunclody in north Wexford and Carnew in south Wicklow. You’ll also find stunning views of the Wicklow hills, which makes these Coillte and Wexford Walking Trail routes so worthwhile. From various vantage points, you can see the surrounding countryside of Wexford, Carlow, and on up [...]

17 03, 2020

Tomnafinnoge Woods an oak treat in Wicklow

By |2021-09-14T14:18:34+00:00March 17th, 2020|Ireland, Wicklow, Ireland's Ancient East|2 Comments

Tomnafinnoge Woods near Tinahely, Co Wicklow, are a walker's treat. I'm biased, as I live near them, and regularly walk beneath the umbrella of oak trees. Winter or summer, you can seek cover or shade here. There are two entrances to the woodland - one located just off the Tinahely-Shillelagh Road and [...]

20 01, 2020

Bray to Greystones Cliff Walk wins top award

By |2021-05-13T12:52:24+00:00January 20th, 2020|Ireland, Wicklow, News, Ireland's Ancient East|0 Comments

The Bray to Greystones Cliff Walk in Co Wicklow has just won a top award! It's been named Ireland's No. 1 Local Attraction in the Irish Independent's 2020 Reader Travel Awards. When my other half and I lived in Bray over 20 years ago, the Bray to Greystones cliff walk was a [...]

2 12, 2019

Glen Beach Cliff Walk, Wicklow – see the seals!

By |2021-07-07T14:44:18+00:00December 2nd, 2019|Ireland, Celtic Routes, Wicklow, Ireland's Ancient East|2 Comments

It's not every day you see grey seals but we saw them at Glen Beach Cliff Walk, one of the best places to walk in Wicklow! The walks kicks off on the outskirts of Wicklow town, and heads south to the fabulously named Lime Kiln Bay. Then it heads around to the [...]

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