County Wicklow / Co. Cill Mhantáin
Wicklow is well known as the "Garden of Ireland", it has the world-famous Glendalough, a monastic settlement of the 6th century; and the most breathtaking scenery. Set in this area of wild beauty many roads meet here and it is the perfect centre from which to explore the mountains and surrounding countryside. Being on the east coast of Ireland it has dry and sunny weather and the sea coast with its sandy beaches holds unique attractions to suit all ages. You may well be persuaded to stay in Glendalough (The Glen of Two Lakes). Bray, also a seaside resort, has a promenade, a long beach, and is an active, busy town with shops, music, night-clubs and nightly entertainment. You will be spoilt, not only with a large choice of restaurants, a sports and leisure centre, two golf courses, tennis, fishing, sailing, horse-riding; but also will find many guest-houses catering for all tastes. Lying in the attractive wooded valley of Glencullen river is the lovely village of Enniskerry and here the traveller will find attractive forest walks in wooded countryside together with coffee shops, restaurants and pubs. You may decide to explore Greystones which is a quiet residential area and holiday resort and here the sportsman has the choice of two golf courses, a long beach, a par-three golf course, a sailing club, boating and fishing. The village of Roundwood prides itself that it is the highest in Ireland and is surrounded by sensational scenery. There are many places of great beauty to be seen, the natural amphitheatre of the Glen of Imal, and in particular the villages of Ballinaclash and Avoca lying in the "Vale of Avoca", made famous by Thomas Moore in his haunting, lovely song "The Meeting of the Waters".
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