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Beautiful Blessington

Picture majestic mountains and taking leisurely strolls in the great outdoors including the 6.5km Blessington Greenway. 

Take a tour of Russborough House, a visit to June Blake Gardens or experience the delightful shops at Kildare Village just 30 minutes drive from Tulfarris.

With so many wonderful local attractions to experience, Tulfarris Hotel in Wicklow is the perfect base to explore Ireland’s Ancient East.

Blessington Greenway Walk

This popular walk links the historic town of Blessington with the Palladian mansion at Russborough House. The trail starts at Blessington and leads south along the shores of Blessington Lakes and through forest and natural woodland. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to appreciate the magnificent scenery and wildlife in the area.

Russborough House

Built between 1741- 1750 by Joseph Leeson, the first Earl of Milltown. Russborough House is regarded as one of Ireland’s most beautiful houses and it also has magnificent views of the Blessington Lakes and the Wicklow mountains beyond.


For thousands of years, people have been drawn to ‘the valley of the two lakes‘ for its spectacular scenery, rich history, archaeology and abundant wildlife. Glendalough is a remarkable place that will still your mind, inspire your heart and fill your soul. Only a 30-minute drive away.

Punchestown Racecourse

Punchestown Racecourse the home of Irish National Hunt Racing for more than 150 years. Through out the year you’ll find competitive and exciting race days. Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort is one of the best choices available for Punchestown accomodation due to our location just 15 minutes away!


If it’s shopping you’re after, Dublin City is only 37 kilometres down the road where you can shop till you drop! Alternatively, you can visit the local shops in Blessington Village or take a drive over to Naas town.

Splash Valley Aqua Park

The 1,800-square-metre park includes some 30 obstacles arranged around a small, manmade lake. Think bouncing platforms, inflatable climbing frames, zippy slides, a seated swing, and lots of wobbly walkways! Splash Valley is open to both campers and day-visitors, with hour-long slots which include a 10-minute safety briefing and 50 minutes on the water.

You can book this directly through the Splash Valley website.

Blessington Lake Boat Hire

Discover the history hidden beneath the water. The Blessington Lakes were created in 1940 when a dam was constructed to flood the valley where Kings River and River Liffey meet. As well as an amazing journey with spectacular views of mountain scenery, secluded bays and opportunity to see the local wildlife, the tour gives you a sense of the history, homes and original landscape that vanished over 70 years ago.

You can book this directly through the Blessington Lake Boat Hire website.

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