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Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow

Newtownmountkennedy (Irish: Baile an Chinnéidigh meaning "Town of the Kennedys"), is a village in County Wicklow just off the N11 road to Wexford. It is about 14 km (9 miles) north of Wicklow Town approximately 30 km (19 miles) from Dublin. The area is currently expanding rapidly and is a dormitory town for many workers commuting to Dublin and Bray.

The village with the longest name in Ireland has been a popular tourist destination for the last century. A picturesque village set in woodlands and glens including Glen O’Downs, Altidore, Callowhill and Kilmurry.

There is a nature reserve at nearby Kilcoole that runs most of the way to Wicklow Town where it leads to the Broadlough.

Golfers have a choice of 2 of the regions most challenging courses at Druids Glen Golf Club and there are many others nearby. Other outdoor activities include horse rising, fishing and walking.




Gardens

Grasse Cottage Garden - Dun Laoghaire County Dublin IReland
Grasse Cottage
Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Dick Mallet’s garden, created over 48 years, proves the point that passionate plants people have happy gardens. Appearing much bigger than half an acre, thanks to cleverly hidden boundaries and mysterious paths winding between a splendid co ...
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Golf

Dun Laoghaire Golf CLub - Enniskerry County Wicklow Ireland
Dun Laoghaire Golf Club
Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow
Course Type: Parkland
Dun Laoghaire Golf Club sits dramatically between mountains and the sea in Ballyman Glen, a uniquely beautiful valley on the borders of Counties Dublin and Wicklow. One of the best courses in Ireland, the 27 hole championship course has been desi ...
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Self Catering

Selfcatering
The Merrion Mews & Stables
Dublin 2, Dublin City
Dublin’s only surviving intact example of Georgian Domestic architecture at No. 63 Fitzwilliam Lane, Dublin 2. This quaint and charming 18th Century holiday retreat in the heart of the city has been restored to its original charm. The Mew ...
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What's On

Mespil Road Gourmet Food Market - Dublin 4 - Thursdays
Mespil Road Gourmet Food Market - Thursdays 11am-3pm

Mespil Road (opposite Mespil Hotel) Dublin 4 Ireland

Contact: Des Vallely - 01 284 1197 www.irishvillagemarkets.c ...
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Tourist Attractions

Christ Church Cathedral - Dublin 8 Ireland
Christ Church Cathedral
Dublin 8, Dublin City
Christ Church Cathedral (founded c.1028) is the spiritual heart of the city, and one of the top visitor attractions in Dublin. Step inside and you can enjoy the cathedral’s beautiful interior and fascinating medieval crypt. The crypt is one ...
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Wedding Venues

The Ritz Carlton Powerscourt - Wedding Venue County Wicklow Ireland
The Powerscourt Hotel
Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow
Nestling in the beautiful Wicklow mountains a short drive from Dublin lies Powerscourt, one of Ireland's most famous estates. Surrounded by dense woodlands, this luxury hotel is one sweeping curve that sits into the hillside beneath the shadows o ...
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