Blessington, Co. Wicklow

A long established town which dates from c1682 when Michael Boyle, who was granted the manor by Charles II in 1669, laid out a one street village. The Protestant parish church dates back to this time. The nearby lakes are part of a hydro-electric scheme created when the valleys of the Liffey and Kings rivers were flooded. These lakes are now a huge recreational amenity incorporating a leisure pursuits centre where watersports skills and other activities can be learned, practiced and enjoyed.

On this page you can see a map of Blessington, see what's on in Blessington, find out how to get to Blessington, find things to see and do in Blessington, visit local websites for Blessington, find Hotels in Blessington, find Bed and Breakfasts (B&Bs) in Blessington, browse restaurants in Blessington.

Upcoming Events in Blessington

Upcoming major events in Blessington:

  • KnockanStockan 2014 (25 - 27 Jul 2014)
    Knockanstockan burst on to the music festival scene 7 years ago and the following year won best small festival in Ireland. It is held at the gloriously scenic lakes at Blessington in Co. Wicklow and returns there for 2014.

Bus to Blessington

  • Dublin Bus provide an extensive local bus service to Dublin City and its suburbs and surrounds. The following Dublin Bus routes serve Blessington:
    • 65: Hawkins Street - Blessington / Ballymore
  • Bus routes operated by Bus Eireann:
    • 132: Dublin - Tullow - Carnew - Rosslare Europort
    • 5: Dublin - Tullow/Gorey - Enniscorthy - New Ross - Waterford

Things to See and Do in Blessington

Tulfarris Golf Club Tulfarris Golf Club

Tulfarris Village, Near Blessington, Co Wicklow, Ireland
The 18 hole championship golf course was designed by Irelands renowned golf architect, Patrick J. Merrigan. The imaginative use of the natural landscape to blend an exciting design into an excellent golf layout is evident throughout the course. No t

Russborough House

Blessington, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
Russborough was built for Joseph Leeson, later Earl of Milltown. Building began in 1741 and took ten years to complete. The architect was Richard Castle (Cassells). The house is built of granite and is in the Palladian style.

Hotels in Blessington

Tulfarris Hotel and Golf Resort Tulfarris Hotel and Golf Resort

Blessington Lakes, Wicklow, Co. Wicklow
Surrounded by 200 acres of beautiful woodland, Tulfarris Hotel and Golf Resort overlooks Blessington Lakes and the stunning Wicklow Mountains, just a 1-hour drive from Dublin and 20 minutes from Punchestown.

Bed and Breakfasts (B&Bs) in Blessington

Ashgrove B&B Ashgrove B&B

Ballykippoghue Kilbride, Wicklow, Co. Wicklow
Offering bright, warmly furnished rooms with rural views, Ashgrove B&B is bordered by stunning coastline and surrounded by the Wicklow Mountains. Guests can enjoy full Irish breakfasts and a pretty private garden.

Restaurants in Blessington

Blessington Library Bistro Blessington Library Bistro

West Wicklow House, Blessington, Co. Wicklow
At the Blessington Library Bistro food is sourced locally as much as they can, with fresh fish delivered daily and emphasis on Irish meats.

Il Lago (Avon Ri) Il Lago (Avon Ri)

Avon Rí Blessington Lakeshore, Burgage, Blessington, Co. Wicklow
Tastefully styled in Mediterranean décor and with its floor to ceiling windows overlooking the spectacular Blessington Lakes, Il Lago Restaurant has the atmospheric flavour to match its cuisine. Our Chef's carry a wealth of culinary knowle

Kitchen Garden Cafe Kitchen Garden Cafe

Russborough House, Blessington, Co. Wicklow
Visitors to the stunning Russborough House in Blessington can now enjoy a wide ranging all day menu, full of wholesome foods and tasty treats, seven days a week. After a pleasant stroll through Russborough's exquisite gardens or a wander through the

Lemon Tree Lemon Tree

Main Street, Blessington, Co. Wicklow

Lil Doyle Lil Doyle's

Barndarrig, Kilbride, Redcross, Co. Wicklow

Mussoorie Restaurant

Above Lakes Pub, Main Street, Blessington, Co. Wicklow

Poulaphouca House Poulaphouca House

Blessington, Co. Wicklow

Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort

Blessington, Co. Wicklow
We are located in the heartland of organic and local suppliers, from sumptuous meat to the freshest of fresh vegetables. We all expect more from our restaurants and bars today, so it's comforting to know that, as far as we can, our food is sourced lo

West Wicklow House West Wicklow House

Main st, Blessington, Co. Wicklow

Zucchini Restaurant

Town Square, Blessington, Co. Wicklow

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