There are a number of guides & leaflets avaiable which give details of visitor attractions. The Wicklow County Guide can be obtained from Wicklow Tourism. Attractions listed are a selection from around and near Glendalough, as well as some intersting pl;aces in the County.The best kept secret in Wicklow is our Gradens. Our moist temperate climate tempered by the Gulf Stream is particularly conducive to garden making and in these conditions a wide range of plants varying from great trees and shrubs to herbacous plants and the smallest alpines flourish and prosper. This is why we are known as the 'Garden of Ireland'.Wicklow is an area rich in History and Culture, with a large number of archaeological and historical sites of great interest; from the 6th century monastic sites in Glendalough, to any number of historice houses and gardens.

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Corporate Contacts

Tourism Phone Numbers

Transport - Travel - Buses

Visitors: Do's & Dont's

Monastic Arch (above)
Glenmacanass Waterfall (left)
Lynhams of Laragh Conference Centre

Lynhams of Laragh Conference Centre, Laragh, Glendalough. Tel: 0404 45345. Email: Web: Situated at the Centre of Wicklow, this conference provides excellent facilities for both loacl and International events.

The Orchard Conference Centre


The Orchard Conference and Team Building Centre, Tinahely. Tel: 0402-34940 Fax: 0402-34735. Web: Email: orchardcentre@ The centre is situated on one of Ireland's leading dairy farms in the heart of the Wicklow Mountains. The centre provides state of the art audio-visual equipment for conferences, offers creative team building activities and educational farm visits. Open for groups only, pre-booking is essential. Open daily from 9.00am to 5.00pm.
Purple Mountain Lid


Purple Mountain Lid, rathdrum, Tel: 0404-43935. E-mail: Web: Purple Mountain, a dynamic and imaginative company, specializes in adventure based management training, team building games & team challenges, outdoor event management, executive retreats and mountain sports for corporate business from Ireland and overseas. Purple Mountain have the flexibility and resources to travel, providing on-site and off-site programmes in most Irishcity, town or country venue which offers suitable outdoor areas
Outdoor Dynamics


Outdoor Dynamics, Lacken, Blessineton. Tel: 045-891100/ 865055 Fax: 045-865733 Mobile: 087-2446970 E-mail: Web: Outdoor Dynamics is one of Ireland's leading Corporate Event Companies with a wealth of over 15 years experience delivering top quality: Activity Days, Product Launches. Company Fun Days, Team Building, Evening Entertainment, Incentive Programmes and Conference Management. Their reputation is their strong marketing tool with all of their energies concentrated on each event being a very special one.
Humewood Castle and Sporting Estate


Humewood Castle and Sporting Estate, Humewood Castle, Kiltegan. Tel: 0508-73215 Fax: 0508-73382. E-mail: Web: Humewood Castle, magnificent Victorian mansion, is an ideal venue for overnight stay, corporate events, weddings and conferences. The fourteen bedrooms are luxurious with four poster beds, their own specific theme and plush fabrics, excellent cuisine and superb cellar. Activities include clay pigeon shooting, golf within the area; four lakes provide trout and pike fishing,. Also horse riding, cycling and tennis. Foxhunting and hill walking are available nearby.
Moneystown Farm


Moneylands Farm, Arklow, Irish Tourist Board approved, family run, self-catering courtyard of stone built coach-houses sleeping 4-6 people in comfort. The adjoining Farmhouse also offers en-suite B&B accommodation. Features include: Indoor Heated Swimming Pool, Gym, Sauna, Tennis Court, Barbeque Area, Hovercraft, Virtual Golf. Moneylands Farm, Arklow, Co. Wicklow. Tel: (0402) 32259 fct To book Hovercraft or Golf please ring (0402) 32259. BORD FAILTE TOURISM AWARD WINNERS
Culture & Heritage Education Ireland

Glenealy & Glendalough

Culture & Heritage Education Ireland, based in Ballyfree Lodge, Glenealy, is an adult education provider offering a range of study, programmes in Irish and European Cultural studies, heritage, and Tourism. All programmes are based at the An Oige Conference Centre in Glendalough. Tel: 0404 44822. Email:
Glendalough Estates Ltd


Glendalough House is available for private rental on a weekly basis. This elegant Georgian House, set amongst several hundred acres, is also suitable for the special product launch, corporate event, press conference, private dinner party, team building, workshops, seminars, company fun days, outdoor activities and film locations. On a larger sale they can provide a marquee facility on the front vlawn. TEL: 0404 45116. Web: Email:
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Tourism Information and Useful Info

Tourist Offices can offer the visitor facilities to book accomodation and povide information

Arklow Town


+353 (0) 402 32484
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+353 (0) 402 35022
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+353 (0) 45 865850
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+353 (0) 1 2867128
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+353 (0) 5526247
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+353 (0) 404 45688
(June to September)
+353 (0) 404 46262
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Wicklow County Tourism, Saint Manntan's House, Kilmantin Hill, Wicklow Town
+353 (0) 404 20070
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East Coast & Midland Regions Tourism Authority Dublin Road Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. Web: +353 (0)44 48761
All year

Travelling to Wicklow

The Wicklow Mountains are a remote wilderness of pleasant surroundings. When visiting you need to check out your requirements and especially your travel arrangements.

Buses: The St Kevin's Glendalough Bus Service is the only year round service to Glendalough, in the centre of County Wicklow. You can contact the bus service at or phone +353 (0) 1 2818119.Bus Eireann Travel provide services to Bray, Greystones, Wicklow Town and Blessington. To contact phone +353 (0) 8366111.Email: Web: or

Other Bus services: There are a range of small bus services that provide day trips and longer to County Wicklow. Many of these stop at Glendalough and the surrounding areas.McCoys Bus Hire Service Click Here (Glendalough based)Wild Coach Tours Tel: 01 2801899

Rail: This is available via the DART from Dublin to Bray and Greystones, and also to Wicklow Town. Phone: +353 (0) 1 8366222. Web:

Hackney Cabs: These are available for both local use and for collection from Dublin and returnWicklow Cabs Ltd Unit 2, Fitzwilliam House, Wicklow Town. Tel 0404 66888. Email: wicklowcabs@eircom.netProvide 24 hour, 7 day a week service.

Coaches: Tony Doyle Coaches, Ballyroney, Enniskerry. Tel: 2867427. Web: Email: info@tonydoyle.comModern Coaches offering a range of sizes from 16 to 53 seats.Facilities such as air conditioning, toilet, TV/Video and fridge are available.Travelling: from Dublin Airport follow the N11 Wexford Road for East WicklowFor West Wicklow follow the M50 and N81 Blessington Road.

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DO USE a handbag or shoulder bag that can be held securely. Mind your bag when in a crowded street or place, shops, o when having a meal or drink
DO ALWAYS lock your car securily, when leaving it unattended even for a brief period. Be particularly careful in 'view spots' just hopping out to take that 'quick' photo.
DO NOT LEAVE luggage, valuables - cameras, etc., exposed inside a parked car or luggaged attached to a roof rack. Put them in the boot before taking a drive.
DO NOT GIVE money to children or peeople begging - it only encourages the activity
DRIVING: All traffic drives on the left hand side of the road. Watch out for animals in the mountains. Seat belts must be worn.
AIB Bank Abbey Street,Wicklow Town Tel: 0404 67311 Web:
Bank of Ireland Main Street, Wicklow Town. Tel: 0404 67376 Web:
Bank of Ireland Rathdrum Town Web:
National Irish Bank Main Street Bray Town

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