meeting of the waters ireland - Avoca County Wicklow


March 8, 2022

Where is Avoca? The Meeting of The Waters Ireland is in Avoca is one of the most scenic and best known places in County Wicklow. It is probably most famous as the location of “The Meeting of the Waters” – the subject of the famous ballad by Thomas Moore. “Sweet Vale of Avoca! How calm [Read More…]

Brittas Bay Beach in Wicklow

Brittas Bay

March 2, 2022

Brittas Bay Beach in Wicklow is one of the most popular beaches in the county. It is a Blue Flag beach and has about 5km of smooth sands with the Irish Sea on one side and sand dunes on the other. During the Summer months crowds flock to the beach to enjoy bathing, swimming, sailing [Read More…]

Glendalough Monastic Site


June 15, 2019

Glendalough is one of Ireland’s most popular destinations. The name means ‘The Valley of The Two Lakes’ and it is located in the Wicklow Mountains National Park which is an area of about 20,000 hectares where the landscape and wildlife is protected. Glendalough Monastic Site is located there. What’s in Glendalough? Glendalough Monastic Site The [Read More…]

Bray Head County Wicklow

Bray County Wicklow

June 6, 2019

Bray County Wicklow is the biggest town in the county with a resident population of about 35,000. It has been a popular seaside resort for over a century and was a favourite summer holiday destination for residents of Dublin city which is about 20 km away. Bray was connected to Dublin by one of the [Read More…]

old photos of County Wicklow - Glendalough

Old Photos of Places in County Wicklow

August 21, 2018

These are some old photos of County Wicklow dating from around 1890 to 1900. They were probably originally black and white but were later colorized. They come courtesy of  The Library of Congress in in Washington which holds a repository of thousands of photographs from around the world. Click on the images of old photos [Read More…]