Walking in the Wicklow Mountains

Wild and desolate terrain, traversed by the Wicklow Way, within easy reach of Dublin.

Powerscourt

Beautiful ornamental gardens and the highest waterfall in Ireland.

Glendalough

Hidden deep in this remote valley lies one of the best-preserved and most charismatic monastic sites in the country.

The National Stud, Kildare town

Learn all about one of Ireland’s major industries at the national horse-breeding centre and enjoy the quirky gardens.

Castletown

Just west of Dublin, a Palladian mansion of unrestrained extravagance.

Trim

A historic town boasting the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland and other fine medieval remains.

Loughcrew Cairns

These Neolithic mounds are slightly less impressive than Brú na Bóinne, but more scenic and far less touristy.

Brú na Bóinne

Don’t miss the extraordinary prehistoric passage graves of Newgrange and Knowth.

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