Brittas Bay is famous for its 5km long stretch of pure white sand – perfect for sun-bathing, swimming, sandcastles, long lazy walks, beach-combing and more. (Internationally recognised blue flag beach)
Location: 15 min. drive south of Grand Hotel Wicklow.
Wicklow is a walker’s paradise; long sandy beaches, rolling green fields, thousands of miles of forest tracks, open moor-land and wild mountains – Wicklow has it all, including the oldest way-marked way in Ireland: The Wicklow Way
Glendalough Equestrian Centre is located in the spectacular setting of the Glendalough Estate, former home of Irish President Erskine Childers, with over 1000 acres of mature woodlands, the Avonmore River and Scar Mountain to explore. Trekking, lessons, and livery are available with advance booking essential.
Location: Annamoe, 25 min. drive from Grand Hotel Wicklow
Go sea angling at Brittas Bay in summer and net yourself bass and dog fish or codling and whiting in winter. For fly-fishing, pop up to Annamoe Trout Fisheries 4 acre lake set on the banks of the Avonmore River. (Rod hire and bait available)
Location: 20 min. drive from Grand Hotel Wicklow
Go Sea Fishing with Wicklow Boat Charters experienced angler/skipper, catch Dogfish, Ray, Bullhuss, Tope, Smooth-Hound, whiting, mackerel and many more species. Suitable for everyone from beginners to avid anglers, tea/coffee & toilet facilities onboard.
(Rod hire and bait available on request)
Location: Wicklow Harbour
For guaranteed fun and games, head to one of Wicklow’s family-orientated attractions:
Glenroe Open Farm, Kilcoole. http://www.glenroefarm.com
Clara Lara Funpark, Vale of Clara, Rathdrum. http://www.claralara.com
Greenan Farm, Musuem and Maze, Greenan, Rathdrum. http://www.greenanmaze.com
The very best of fresh local produce and original crafts are on display at a host of country markets around the county:
Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh: Every second Sunday 11am – 6pm
The Village Hall, Roundwood: Every Sunday, March – December 2pm – 5pm
Ashford House Car-park, Ashford: Every Saturday, 11am – 3pm
Macreddin Village : First Sunday in every month, March – October
Newcastle Community Centre: Every Saturday 10.30am – 12.30pm
For more information go to http://www.visitwicklow.ie