Things to do

Things To Do & See in Glendalough

With so much on offer in Glendalough and the surrounding area the question to ask is “can I fit it all in”?

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    • Angling
      Anglers can enjoy excellent angling facilities in Co. Wicklow. Game fishing is available on a number of rivers including the Avonmore, Avoca and Aughrim. There are also a number of fisheries:

Tinnahinch Fishing Centre 

Annamoe Fish Farm

Aughrim Angling For All – Phone: +353 (0)402 36552 E-mail:

  • Cycling

Because of Wicklow’s diverse landscape it offers a varied range of routes and so makes it ideal for both the novice and experienced cyclist although the higher you climb the more spectacular the views.

  • Equestrian
    Enjoy the unique Wicklow landscape on horseback. There are numerous equestrian centres to choose from which offer lessons, trekking and lots more.

  • Golf
    Wicklow is a haven for golfers with courses to suit all levels from championship courses to pitch & putt. Don’t forget you also get to enjoy the spectacular scenery while you are playing. There are golf courses in Roundwood, Glenmalure, Aughrim, Druids Glen.

  • Swimming  The mountain lakes are occasionally used by locals and visitors. The sandy area at the eastern end of the Upper Lake in Glendalough is a popular spot for paddling and swimming during the summer. Visitors are warned that the lake is deep with sudden depth changes. The shallows areas are quite narrow and drop off suddenly at a certain point. Parents, in particular, need to be aware of the dangers, and should never leave their children to swim or paddle without close supervision.For safety reasons, inflatable airbeds and other inflatables are not permitted.There is no lifeguard on duty. Life rings are present at regular intervals along the shore. Anyone entering the lake is warned that they do so at their own risk.

  Indoor heated swimming pools in Bray, Wicklow town and Arklow. There are also a number    of beaches within about 45 minute drive in Wicklow town, Arklow and Brittas Bay.

  • Walking / Hiking / Climbing
    County Wicklow is recognised all over the world for the beauty of its landscapes and it presents a diversity of walking challenges from leisurely beach and wooded walks to gentle hills and to testing wilderness mountain climbs. The most famous walk is the Wicklow Way which stretches over 132 kilometres from south Dublin to nearby Co. Carlow across some of the most un spoilt countryside in Wicklow. Check out the Wicklow Way website.Walk in the footsteps of St. Kevin by following St Kevin’s Way from Hollywood in West Wicklow to Glendalough (26km). The mountains around Glendalough are an ideal challenge for the experienced climber.Please remember climbing can be dangerous so ensure that you follow all recommended safety procedures.