Laragh Village, Co.Wicklow

Laragh is a small quite tranquil village that is close to many beautiful and spectacular places and with a good source of amenities.

View below to see a few different nearby areas to visit or view to see a vast amount of Interesting places...

Glendalough Round Tower

St.Kevin's Church, Glendalough

Glendalough & Co.Wicklow

The Irish name for Wicklow is Cill Mhantáin. A province of Leinster, it is situated on the East Coast of Ireland. Occupying an area of some 782 Square Miles, it is bounded on the east by the Irish Sea and by counties Wexford (south), Carlow and Kildare (west), and Dublin (north). The administrative centre of the county is Wicklow Town, which has a population of 10,000 (approx).

County Wicklow has rightly been given the title "Garden of Ireland". It is a paradise for lovers of the outdoor life with rolling hills, deep valleys, domed granite mountains, bogland, forest and farmland.

The proximity to Dublin makes it an ideal choice as a base for a vacation with numerous fine hotels and guesthouses located in the most beautiful locations imaginable. A day trip into the capital city will take 1 to 1.5 hours and then you can escape from it all back to the peace and tranquillity.

Golfers will find Wicklow to be the number one location in Ireland to play with many world-class courses such as Druid's Glen which has hosted the Irish Open on several occasions.

For people with an interest in maritime activities, Wicklow is blessed with some of the finest beaches in Ireland. Swimmers, fishers and sailors are all well catered for.

There is so much more to tell, but we don't want to spoil it for you. Part of the fun of a visit is exploring the sites and sounds. You won't be disappointed.

Wicklow Mountains

Wicklow Mountains National Park

This is situated in one of the most scenic parts of the country. It was established in 1991 and consists of a core area of 3,700ha around the Upper Lake at Glendalough. There are six other national parks spread throughout Ireland.

The park comprises some of the remotest terrain in Wicklow with contrasts between deep glacier lakes, breathtaking mountains, and both natural and planted forests. Included in its boundaries is the 6th Century monastic "city" of Glendalough, which is a historic site of international importance and is set in majestic surroundings.

The park is also home to an amazing amount of animal including a large heard of deer, badgers, otters, and Peregrine falcon and ravens.

In recent times an additional amount of land has been acquired in the upland area of the park including the Liffey Head Bog, bringing the total area of the park to 15,700 hect. with all recent land acquisitions included. The Wicklow Mountains themselves are based on bedrock of granite with the domed highlands covered in a thick smothering of bog. In centuries past the natural coverage for these mountains would have been oak.

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