Wicklow Mountains National Park

Wicklow Mountains National Park

Wicklow Mountains National Park
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  • Carol K
    16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Make time for Glendalough & Wicklow National Park!
    Even though it rained the day we visited Glendalough and Wicklow National Park, it was one of my favorite days of our trip to Ireland. The cemetery and visitors center at Glendalough were very interesting. The walks (especially the paved ones) in Wicklow National Park made for a wonderful time seeing the beautiful area and made it possible for all parties in our group. As I said, even in the rain it was beautiful (thank goodness it was a light rain and not very cold that day).
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 June 2023
  • Tammy F
    Mount Gambier, Australia281 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pack a picnic
    We visited the monastic site, which was very interesting and full of great photo opportunities. Watch out for the midges, they were in full flight in August. We were here for about 1 hour. Get there before 10.30 am and you should beat most of the bus groups. Parking was 4Euro from memory. We then drove to the upper lakes area, parking again about 5Euro I think. We were here on a Sunday and it was FULL of people, locals and visitors. We chose to walk the Miners Village walk with our 2 kids (aged 9 and 12). The kids found some lead at the Miners Village and some camouflaged wild goats in the mountain rocks. We had packed a picnic so ate along the walk. It was not very good weather - misty rain with some heavier rain, the entire walk. There were some people swimming in the lake at the entrance as well. Too cold for most! This was a great way to spend a few hours. Wished we had more time to do a bigger walk.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 August 2023
  • laurapaul2018
    Compton, Canada61 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Hike with Gorgeous Views
    We drove through Sally's Gap and the land is quite barren with sheep sometimes dotting the open fields or on the road. Lots of bikers enjoying the tours and some beautiful spots to see as well. We loved the view of Lough Tay, gorgeous day so water sparkling and meadows so green with deer grazing on them. We could not really access Glanmacnacas Waterfall as it is on private land but we thoroughly enjoyed Glendalough and a hike up the white trail for some spectacular views. The trails are very well maintained and not too crowded even though it was the weekend and amazing weather. Poulanass Waterfalls and the enormous trees and lakes are lovely and we enjoyed a great ice cream too.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 October 2023
  • iamface
    Cardiff, United Kingdom1,688 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    the sun and the reflection so pretty
    From Dublin to Wicklow Mountains that needs to take walk almost 1hour to lake but worth that also easy and flat road. Upper lake more pretty than lower lake. the sun and the reflection so pretty.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 9 April 2024
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iamface
Cardiff, UK1,688 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
From Dublin to Wicklow Mountains that needs to take walk almost 1hour to lake but worth that also easy and flat road. Upper lake more pretty than lower lake. the sun and the reflection so pretty.
Written 9 April 2024
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diane a
Guildford, UK19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Nice afternoon spent driving through although in my opinion, not a patch on the Scottish Highlands & islands, by comparison, I've found Ireland's "mountains" 🏔️ are more like sloping hills, some nice valleys or glens & lakes, also known as loughs or lochs
Written 26 March 2024
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Garrett P
Aylesbury, UK236 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
This is not just a beautiful part of Ireland, it's a beautiful part of the world.
You really should find the time to visit the area, enjoy the sights of the lakes, waterfalls, mountains, everything. Just beautiful
Written 15 November 2023
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laurapaul2018
Compton, Canada61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We drove through Sally's Gap and the land is quite barren with sheep sometimes dotting the open fields or on the road. Lots of bikers enjoying the tours and some beautiful spots to see as well. We loved the view of Lough Tay, gorgeous day so water sparkling and meadows so green with deer grazing on them. We could not really access Glanmacnacas Waterfall as it is on private land but we thoroughly enjoyed Glendalough and a hike up the white trail for some spectacular views. The trails are very well maintained and not too crowded even though it was the weekend and amazing weather. Poulanass Waterfalls and the enormous trees and lakes are lovely and we enjoyed a great ice cream too.
Written 16 October 2023
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Jim C
Birmingham, AL592 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Our first stop out of Dublin. Drove through the National Forest. Beautiful but desolate so be sure to have enough gas. Totally different scenery with bare mountains and rough terrain.
Written 16 October 2023
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Tammy F
Mount Gambier, Australia281 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We visited the monastic site, which was very interesting and full of great photo opportunities. Watch out for the midges, they were in full flight in August. We were here for about 1 hour.
Get there before 10.30 am and you should beat most of the bus groups.
Parking was 4Euro from memory.

We then drove to the upper lakes area, parking again about 5Euro I think.
We were here on a Sunday and it was FULL of people, locals and visitors.
We chose to walk the Miners Village walk with our 2 kids (aged 9 and 12). The kids found some lead at the Miners Village and some camouflaged wild goats in the mountain rocks. We had packed a picnic so ate along the walk.
It was not very good weather - misty rain with some heavier rain, the entire walk.

There were some people swimming in the lake at the entrance as well. Too cold for most!

This was a great way to spend a few hours. Wished we had more time to do a bigger walk.
Written 28 August 2023
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Carol K
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
Even though it rained the day we visited Glendalough and Wicklow National Park, it was one of my favorite days of our trip to Ireland. The cemetery and visitors center at Glendalough were very interesting. The walks (especially the paved ones) in Wicklow National Park made for a wonderful time seeing the beautiful area and made it possible for all parties in our group. As I said, even in the rain it was beautiful (thank goodness it was a light rain and not very cold that day).
Written 25 June 2023
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Elsa C. L.
New York City, NY2,355 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Wicklow mountains is where battle scenes in Braveheart was filmed. Many locals benefitted economically from filming the movie.
Written 31 May 2023
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mw
Toronto, Canada23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
What a beautiful nature! Take your time to explore different hikes, look at beautiful old oak trees, listen to the birds, and look out for deer!
Written 23 May 2023
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Nancy D
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Fantastic experience hiking the Spinc Trail, recommended by the friendly hosts at Lough Dan House nearby! Sean and Theresa run hiking shuttles, are warmly welcoming, knowledgeable about the Wicklow history and multiple places to hike. Lovely, clean, quiet rooms with comfortable beds in a serene sheep farm. We met interesting hikers from all over. Theresa’s home-cooked full breakfasts were delicious with locally sourced food.
Written 12 May 2023
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