Local Attractions

Things to see and do in the local area.

Avoca Handweavers
Food & Crafts

The birthplace of the Avoca experience, and the origin of the family company’s name, Avoca Handweavers, this is a famous tourist destination, as well as a long time favourite among the Dublin and Wicklow communities.

Avondale House
Historic Site & Walks.

Avondale House, the birthplace and home of Charles Stewart Parnell (1846-1891) one of the greatest political leaders of Irish history. Set in a magnificent forest park of over 500 acres with tree trails and walks ranging in duration from one to five hours.

Blessington Lakes
Scenic Location & Golf

Serenely set in the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains, the Blessington Lakes cover 5,000 acres of tranquil clean water.

Greenan Maze
Museums & Maze.

The large 1/2 acre hedge maze is 7 feet tall and is a tricky puzzle to solve, the kids love it, while the solstice maze is a more gentle contemplative experience.

Mount Usher
Gardens & Cafe

In addition to the Gardens, Mount Usher offers a comprehensive home produced menu in the Avoca Garden Cafe, as well as a Shopping Courtyard which is open all year round.

Powerscourt Gardens
Period House & Gardens

Powerscourt Gardens in County Wicklow is one of the most beautiful gardens in Ireland! The house is now home to the best of Irish design in gifts, clothes, and furniture in the Avoca and Global Village Stores.

Russborough House
Period House, Arts, Culture, Events.

Russborough House is a palladian mansion offering one of the finest guided tours in Ireland.

Wicklow Gaol
Historic Site & Interactive Experience

On entering the building, you will be transported back in time and meet face to face with some of the most notorious characters to have walked the floors of this dramatic and history filled building.