Hiking-trails: four sections of the Wicklow way, Ireland
This way-marked trail almost starts on the runway of Dublin airport. We started more south, in Tinahaly, and walked back direction Dublin.
Getting there: a flight to Dublin. From Dublin airport by bus to the railway station in the city center, the train to Rathdrum, and finally the bus to Tinahaly.
Maps: The Ordnance Survey of Ireland, nr. 56 en 62, 1:50.000. The route is well marked. The entire trail is 130 km. and begins - or ends - in Clonagal, county Carlow.
Accommodation: B&B’s and guesthouses. There are plenty of them. The owner will arrange your next B&B, if necessary. 2019: there should be a B&B in Aghavannagh nowadays: Ballyteigue Lodge.
March 1998: a part of the Wicklow-way.
Height on the trail: 100 - 630m.
Distance between the stage cities: 20 - 25 km.
Day 1: Tinahaly - Aghavannagh
Day 2: Aghavannagh - Laragh
Day 3: Laragh - Roundwood
Day 4: Roundwood - Enniskerry
In Enniskerry the bus to Dublin railway station and from there the bus to the airport.
On trail: Irish green, the Ow river, the Glannmalure valley, the round tower of Laragh, the beautiful Lough Tay, Lough Dan, and the splendid cross at Djouce Mountain. Through “a patchwork of many different landscape types”. Some truly remote upland areas.
In te 6th sentury St Kevin founded in Glendalough a monastic center, the remains are till there (church, round tower).
A beautiful board walk across Djouce Mountain at the end of the trail.
The terrain can be demanding in sections but achievable for walkers with average fitness.
Depending your flight and time.....you can visit Dublin city center.........
Below a video about Glendalough, in paticular the settlement - monastic center - of St.Kevin and the famous round tower.