Co. Wicklow despite being so close to Dublin has been a hotbed of rebellion in times gone by. It resisted so long that it was the area to be made into a county. Enjoy some of our history at these places.
Wicklow's Historic Gaol1
Step into the past with a tour of Wicklow’s Historic Gaol. Meet Mary Morris the Matron, for a picture of daily life in a Victorian prison. The gruff Gaoler will escort you to your prison cell before boarding the convict ship HMS Hercules for a rough voyage to the New World.
Ireland's oldest working mill is the birthplace of Avoca Handweavers, a company that is now famous across Ireland and the world. The mill (open from 10am to 4.3… ... You are free to wander around the weaving sheds and chat to the weavers
Avondale House in Rathdrum, County Wicklow, was the birthplace and home of Charles StewartParnell (1846-1891) one of the greatest political leaders in Irish history. The forest park that surrounds Avondale House is 214 hectares of magnificent parkland on the west bank of the Avonmore River.