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Céad Míle Fáilte!

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.

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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

Latest from the Wicklow Workbook

The Night of the Moths

July 10th, 2016 by

Tweet A few people have been asking me about the moths which invaded the Stade de France in Paris this evening during the European Cup Final between France and Portugal. I have checked the many, many photos of them available online, and can say with certainty that they are migratory Silver-Y moths (Autographa gamma). They … Continue reading The Night of the Moths

Midsummer’s Eve and Midsummer’s Night

June 23rd, 2016 by

Tweet Today is Midsummer’s Eve, and across much of the world the festival of Midsummer, Midsummer’s Night, is held from sunset on the eve until sunrise tomorrow, but only rarely in the British Isles in modern times.  What is the difference between the Summer Solstice and Midsummer? That’s where things get interesting. In the same … Continue reading Midsummer’s Eve and Midsummer’s Night

Full Moon and Summer Solstice

June 20th, 2016 by

Tweet Anyone who uses Google will probably have seen the ‘First Day of Summer’ cartoon on the search engine today, but alas it is actually wrong. The Summer Solstice is actually happening at precisely 11.34 pm tonight (10.34 pm GMT/UT) so tomorrow will in fact be the first day of the astronomical summer, and to … Continue reading Full Moon and Summer Solstice