Historical Sites

The Halpin Trail – Cpt Robert Halpin

the_halpin_trailA Celebration Of One Of The Greatest Mariners The World Has Ever Known The name of Robert Halpin will always be honoured here in Wicklow town but, outside its environs, too little is known about the man himself and his magnificent service.

Hollywood, County Wicklow and Hollywood, California

hollywood_wicklowHollywood, Co Wicklow and Hollywood, California, Hollywood
Foreign tourists who stumble on Hollywood in the course of their travels can often be seen posing for photographs in front of Guirkes’ old shop. The prominent sign on the facade Oifig an Phoist – Hollywood Post Office.

Aghowle Church

aghowle_churchAghowle Church, Shillelagh
The early monastery is reputed to have been founded in the early 6th century by St. Finian of Clonard in Co. Westmeath. The church, dating to the 12th century, is the only surviving structural remnant. This is a long rectangular building.

Arklow Bridge

arklow_bridge Arklow
Arklow is divided by the river, which is crossed by the Nineteen Arches bridge, a stone arch bridge linking the southern or main part of the town with the northern part, called Ferrybank. The Nineteen Arches bridge is the longest handmade span.


Arklow South Beach & Wind Farm

arklow_south_beachSouth Quay, Arklow
A short walk from the Town Centre to the harbour area and then further along the road via Qualceram is the south beach and the jetty. Picnic tables are provided. Embrace the sea air and watch the harbour activities as you stroll.

Baltinglass Abbey

baltinglass_abbeyChurch Lane, Baltinglass
The abbey 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.

Black Castle

Black Castle, Wicklow Town
This castle ruin stands on a rocky promontory over the sea, at the eastern side of the town. Following the arrival of the Norman’s in 1169 Earl Strongbow was granted the lands along the East Coast.


Castleruddery Stone Circle

Castleruddery Stone Circle, Donard
Castleruddery Circle is 1/2 km west of Glen Lounge cross roads, on the left hand side. There is a stile into the farmland. Directly across the Glen Road from the Stone Circle is the site of an early Irish Castle.

Church Mountain Passage Tomb and Church

church_mountain_passage_tombChurch Mountain Passage Tomb and Church, Hollywood
About 6 km south of Hollywood on the summit of Church Mountain is a circular cairn of stones, probably the remains of the passage tomb. The centre of the cairn has been hollowed out to form an enclosure in which there are the foundations.

Cronebane “The Mottee Stone”

Legend suggests that Fionn MacCumhaill (a legendary Irish hero) hurled the stone from the top of Lugnaquilla Mountain. Signposted on the Avoca / Rathdrum road to right beyond the Meeting of the Waters; up trackway to summit of hilltop.