Located just south of the capital city of Dublin, sits the “Garden of Ireland”, also known as Wicklow. Wicklow is bustling with people, both tourists and natives, enjoying and taking in all the amazing sights, sounds, tastes, and smells. There are a wide variety of activities in Wicklow to suit every personality. When travelling to Ireland, you will learn of its culture just by walking the streets, as its history is embedded everywhere you look. In the libraries, the churches, even in the meadows of its golf courses, one can find Ireland’s proud secrets and revel in its beauty.
1. Enjoy Nature
If you enjoy nature, you will love the new Blessington Greenway Lakeside Walk. Voted one of the top excursions to visit when in Wicklow by Tripadvisor, the 6.5kms trail links the historic town of Blessington with the Palladian mansion at Russborough House. The trail leads south along the shores of Blessington Lakes and through Ireland’s natural forests and woodland, it then weaves its way along the shore lines and crosses an ancient, medieval Ringfort. Hikers have the opportunity to appreciate the magnificent historical scenery and natural wildlife in the Wicklow area.
Estimated time: 1.5 hrs
Terrain underfoot: Forest roads, boardwalk and tarmacadam footpath
Suitable for: Anyone with reasonable fitness
2. Go Golfing!
One of Ireland’s most beautiful golf courses resides on the shores of Blessington Lakes laid across three peninsulas. The beauty of the Tulfarris Golf Resort in Wicklow will leave you breathless. Renowned architect Patrick J. Merrigan created the stunning 18-hole championship golf course paradise amongst surroundings where ponds and wild grasses blend into the exciting golf designs. Whether you are a leading pro or an enthusiastic beginner, Tulfarris Golf Course offers an exhilarating course.
The Tulfarris Golf Club is also famous for its hospitality and excellent customer service. They offer the following amenities for their guest:
Buggy, trolley & club hire
Driving range & putting green
Changing and shower facilities
Halfway house located on the 10th hole
Post golf refreshments – choice of sit down meal or a buffet
Ample free car parking
Golf Shop stocked with balls, tees, stoke savers, and snacks.
3. Be Adventurous!
“Creativity is more than just being different…making the simple awesome, that’s creativity…”
You name it, it can be done in Wicklow! Adventure is at every corner and it waits for no one. Tulfarris and Dynamic Events have come together to provide activities in Wicklow for the bold and courageous using extreme creativity. Dynamic Events, Ireland’s leading corporate event management company for over 20 years, have designed and developed top quality activities for Tulfarris. Encompassing both the indoors and the outdoors, activities have been developed to inspire the ambition in everyone.
Popular Outdoor Activities:
- Country Pursuits
- Water Activities
- Air Rifles
- Gaelic Games
- Celtic Challenge
- Raft Building
- Code Breaker
- Big Picture
- Crystal Maze
- Team Samba
- Movie Making
- Music Workshop
4. And They’re Off!
Ireland strives to be the world centre of excellence and knowledge for horse racing and breeding and they are home to so many race tracks that provide and abundance of entertainment for residents and visitors. Horse racing is run throughout Ireland, and at last calculation, the country had 24 racecourses. Two of the most popular race tracks of Ireland are Punchestown and The Curragh. People come from near and far to attend horse racing events in Wicklow, and many even make an entire holidays around it!
5. Lake Excursions
Discover Wicklow’s history through the Blessington Lake Boat Tours. The lakes were created in 1940 when a dam was constructed to flood the valley where two main rivers collided, Kings River and River Liffey. Adventure on an amazing journey with spectacular panoramic views of mountain scenery, visit secluded bays, and see local wildlife in their natural habitats. The tours give a sense of Wicklow history, and make for wonderful family or romantic excursions. Many choose to relax for some fishing on Wicklow’s largest and extremely bountiful lake.
Adventure awaits in Wicklow. Whether you are visiting for your travels, or are a local looking for adventure, activities in Wicklow are plentiful. The Tulfarris Hotel and Resort is more than just a hotel, and provides its guests plenty of choices in choosing how to spend their fun filled, Wicklow days.
The Tulfarris Hotel is located just 45 minutes from Dublin City and 25 mins from the M50, the hotel is easily accessible, ideal for a short and long break away. For more information, or to book your next adventure, contact us.