IPA Regions

13. WICKLOW

THE GARDEN REGION

Chairman: John Foley
Secretary: Seamus O'Brien

Wicklow is known as the Garden of Ireland. Bordering Dublin to the South, it's a perfect place from which to tour the East Coast of Ireland. Being recognised as the garden of Ireland, what better name for the region that the Garden Region. It is without doubt one of the most beautiful areas in the country and a major tourist destination for travellers from all over the world. It is within easy reach of Dublin Airport and in it you have mountains, forests, coastlines and pasture lands. You also have the Wicklow way; a walk that starts in Dublin and meanders through Wicklow, taking in some of the most striking scenery in the country and is very popular with hill walkers and ramblers alike. Glendalough and its ancient monastic site is world famous and one of the main tourist destinations in the country. Wicklow Gaol, in Wicklow Town, has been refurbished and is a very popular landmark for visitors. The towns of Bray, Greystones, Wicklow and Arklow are all on the east coast and have something for everyone. West Wicklow is well worth visiting with attractions ranging from the Blessington lakes to Russboro house.

One of the world's great gardens, Powerscourt is situated twelve miles south of Dublin in the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains. The garden was begun in the 1740s and stretches out over 45 acres. It is a sublime blend of formal gardens, sweeping terraces, statuary and ornamental lakes together with secret hollows, rambling walks and walled gardens.

Powerscourt gardens includes:
  • Italian Gardens
  • Japanese Gardens
  • Pet Cemetery
  • House Exhibition
  • Terrace Cafe
  • and much more

Powerscourt Waterfall boasts:
  • The highest waterfall in Ireland
  • A popular picnic area
  • A refreshment kiosk
  • Nature Trails
  • and a Playground

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