Today I had a neat little adventure. Today I was in a supermarket and there was a hive of activity with the staff gathered at various locations. And then I saw someone tossing a box across the floor, as though trying to land it on something. It was only when I spotted a bobble-like object [...]
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The aim of this website is to showcase the incredible heritage of County Wicklow - the Garden of Ireland, and to provide the best accurate travel information for visitors and residents aiming to explore natural and cultural heritage sites. As this is a long-term project this website will be continually updated. Our objective is not just to provide information on fixed sites, but to provide accurate details on the best places to see wild animals and plants.
Before planning your trip to specific areas please read the "How to get there" description at the bottom of the page, as Wicklow is not serviced by a central transport system. However, it is very close to Dublin and very easy to get to.
To plan your itinerary or a simple daytrip click sites on the map for a good description of the most important sites and areas.
Sam Connolly, MSc World Heritage Management
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Nature-lovers often find winter a terrible bore. But there is actually a lot to see and experience, and it’s quite different to the warmer months, but can be just as exciting. Today I had to stop my car and pull in because a Grey Squirrel crossed the road in front of me and entered a [...]
A lot of people are writing to me asking what is the best way of deterring False Widows from entering their houses. Well, if you’re an arachnophobe it’s not pretty, because it is another spider. Many of you will have the Long-bodied Cellar Spider (Pholcus phalangioides) in your houses. Many people call it the ‘daddy-long-legs’ [...]