Touring Wicklow

County Wicklow, known as the “Garden of Ireland” offers breathtaking scenery of lakes, valleys, heather-clad mountain and a wonderful coastline. Golf, walking, horse riding and sea or river fishing are just some of the holiday activities on offer in the area around Ballyknocken. Explore the many gardens of Wicklow, visit the historic and scenic 6th-century monastic settlement of Glendalough, one of Ireland’s most beautiful visitor destinations and only a 20-minute drive from Ballyknocken or enjoy a Ballyknocken picnic on Brittas Bay with its 5 miles of golden coastline, ideal for swimming.

If you would like to explore further afield a day trip to Kilkenny Castle or Waterford Crystal Visitor Centre are all within easy reach. You will find Ballyknocken is perfectly located on the doorstep of Dublin – ideal for all main airports and ferry ports and also for visiting the capital city for a day trip whilst enjoying a base in the countryside, which is what real Ireland is all about.

For more suggestions for day trips to Avoca or Dundrum Shopping Centre along with many other outings from Ballyknocken House & Cookery School.