West / South Wicklow | Doire Coille Farmhouse

By: Doire Coille Farmhouse  05/12/2011

Baltinglass Abbey is one of the most important Cistercian abbeys of Leinster. The Abbey was founded in 1148 by Dermot Mc Murrough, King of Leinster for the Cistercian of monks. It is situated on the east bank of the River Slaney on the North side of Baltinglass town. The six beautiful Gothic arches on either side of the nave, supported by alternate round and square pillars, are a noteworthy feature of the ruins. For more information visit Ireland.com and Visit..

If you are looking for magnificiaent views of Blessington Lake and the Wicklow Mountains, as well as an opportunity to visit one of Ireland’s most beaufitul houses, then Russborough House, built between 1741-1750, is just the place for you. This beautifully maintained and lavishly furnished contains fine furniture, tapestries, carpets, porcelain, silver and much of the Beit collection of paintings. It also has beautiful ceilings, plaster work and a fine mahogany staircase. Furthermore, you can enjoy a parkland..

Set in the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains, the Blessington Lakes cover 5,000 acres of tranquil clean water. Formed 50 years ago by the building of the Poulaphouca Dam and hydro-electric power station and today serve a dual purpose of providing power and water supply to the Dublin region. For more information on Activities, adventure, arts culture and heritage in the are, you can visit the Discover Ireland website.

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Glendalough Area | Doire Coille Farmhouse

Glendalough (Gleann Dá Loch, meaning “Glen of Two Lakes”) is a glacial valley located in County Wicklow, Ireland, renowned for its Early Medieval monastic settlement founded in the 6th century by St Kevin, a hermit priest, and destroyed in 1398 by English troops. Billed as ‘Ireland’s Most Outstanding Outdoor Adventure Park’, it is without a doubt the best, healthiest way to entertain your children, and yourself, in the area.


North East Wicklow | Doire Coille Farmhouse

One of Europe’s great treasures and Ireland’s most famous House & Gardens” Originally an important strategic site for the Anglo-Normans, by the year 1300 a castle had been built here and was in the possession of the le Poer family from which it takes its name.


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Doire Coille Farmhouse is situated in a wonderfully scenic area in the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains and is the perfect place from which to base yourself as you experience the wonders of Wicklow and the surrounding areas. We are very fortunate here at Doire Coille Farmhouse in that we are situated in the heart of the ‘Garden of Ireland’, with easy access by road to all the major attractions in this part of the country.


South Wicklow | Doire Coille Farmhouse

Visit Go Ireland for a good location map and http://www.brittasbay.org/ for information about the site. It was on this very spot that Thomas Moore wrote his famous Irish Melody “The Meeting of the Waters”. One of Irelands finest East Coast beaches, Brittas Bay is the perfect location for a family day out. At the Meeting of the Waters, the Avonmore and beg rivers come together to form the Avoca River.


Walking Around Glendalough | Doire Coille Farmhouse

The Wicklow Way begins in Dublin’s southern suburb of Rathfarnham and travels in a south-south-westerly direction across the Dublin and Wicklow uplands, then through the rolling hill country of southwest County Wicklow to finish.. Most of the lake is surrounded by private lands, and so out of bounds, though the northwest corner is part of the Wicklow National Park, and there are ample viewing points around the lake to feast on its beauty.