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Wicklow Mountains National Park

The Wicklow Mountains National Park is an area of profound natural beauty, with scenic vistas, lakes and the stunning Wicklow Mountain ranges nestled amid idyllic Irish countryside. This protected area is reasonably close to Dublin, with most of the National Park’s grounds situated in County Wicklow a short ways south of the Irish capital – as such, tours are quite frequent. One historic highlight is the hermitage site at Glendalough – wherein the Medieval history of Eire is explained amid the setting of old monastic structures dating back to their founding by St. Kevin in the 6th century.

Glendalough Valley and upper lake in the Wicklow Mountains National Park

Many outdoor recreational pursuits are entertained within Wicklow, such as hiking, fishing and rock climbing in Glendalough Valley and Lough Tay, with ample parking facilities available to drivers. Opportunities for photography and fell walks abound with the wooded areas, lakes and hills giving ample purchase to those seeking to take in and capture the very best of Ireland’s great outdoors.

Lough Tay in the Wicklow Mountains National Park

Address: National Parks & Wildlife Service, 7 Ely Place, Dublin 2, D02 TW98, Ireland.
Phone: +353 1 888 2000
Website: http://www.wicklowmountainsnationalpark.ie/