The neighbourhood

We are situated in the beautiful Glencullen Valley (Glen of the Holly) in the Dublin mountains. The location is a real countryside retreat, surrounded by farmland yet within 15 mins you will be in Dundrum, within 30 mins you can reach Dublin City Centre or the popular seaside town of Dun Laoghaire. We are also very close to Powerscourt House, Powerscourt Waterfall, Enniskerry Village, the famous Johnnie Fox’s pub and Bray. We are situated right on the Wicklow Way with perfect access to all walking routes.

Sunset in the Valley

Getting around

There is one bus that stops directly outside the house. Although infrequent (mornings and evenings Mon-Fri) it will take you to Dundrum Luas stop which will lead you to Dublin City Centre. There is a local taxi service. We can arrange collection from air coach upon request. The famous Johnnie Fox’s Pub is a 20min walk or 3 min drive from our house.

There are many things to do in County Dublin and Wicklow, whether you enjoy a walk through the woods, biking, a round of golf or even a bit of shopping.

Walking

The Wicklow Way starts in Dublin, Marley Park and extends as far as Carlow, Clonegal. This spectacular walk 127km long takes in some of the most unspoilt countryside in Ireland.
For more information on the Wicklow Way see www.visitwicklow.ie/category/walks-in-wicklow/wicklow-way-walks ; www.wicklowway.com

For more information of self guided walks visit Hillwalk Ireland

Hilltoptreks – Guided walks and tours – Wicklow Way and more
For luggage transfer service visit: www.wicklowwaybaggage.com

There are a number of local walks on our close by in the catchment of the Pine Forest: Tibradden Wood; Massy’s Estate (Hell Fire Club); Fairy Castle & Two Rock walk. Visit www.dublinmountains.ie

For a gentler walk or afternoon stroll while taking in some beautiful gardens Powersourt, KillrudderyMount Usher Gardens and Hunting Brook are all close by. Powerscourt Waterfall  which is an ideal place for a picnic.

Glendalough is a 45 minute drive away which is a renowned for its natural beauty and is one of Irelands most visited sites.
Glendalough Walks

Dining

There are many dining options in the local area, a few popular choices are Johnnie Fox’s is situated in Glencullen one mile from us, Johnnie Fox’s is Ireland highest pub and one of the oldest and most famous traditional Irish pubs. Live music every night.

In the opposite direction is the Merry Ploughboy, another (!) famous pub with live music, good craic and really good food.

Films

County Wicklow – the Hollywood of Europe. County Wicklow has been extremely successful film location popular since the early days of film making around the 1930s. It has been used in feature films, commercials, television series and short films. Everything from Michael Collins to King Arthur have been shot in County Wicklow. Parts of Enniskerry were used in ‘Into the West’, ‘Ella Enchanted’, ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’, ‘Excalibur’, ‘Leap Year’, ‘The Tudors’, ‘Camelot’ and ‘Michael Collins’.

We are lucky to have 2 state of the art studios in Wicklow – Ardmore Studios in Bray, Ireland’s only four-wall studio and the recently opened Ashford Film Studios. Famous films shot in Ardmore include Veronica Guerin, Angela’s Ashes, Braveheart and Breakfast on Pluto and of course the ever popular TV series The Tudors.
Film drives have been set up due to the popularity of some of the films that were shot in County Wicklow. So you can now drive along the routes and take in the fabulous landscape and scenery. The three drives are ‘Braveheart Drive’, ‘Excalibur Drive’, ‘Michael Collins Drive’.
Film Drives

Golfing

There is a Pitch& Putt course a 3 Par Golf course and a 9 Hole Golf course all open to the public in the village of Glencullen to choose from:

Glencullen Pitch & Putt

(01) 295 4231

Willie Fox’s Par 3 Golf

www.williefoxgolf.com

Glencullen Golf Club

www.glencullengolfclub.com

Further afield:

Powerscourt Golf Club
Bray Golf Club
Dun Laoghaire Golf Club

Horseriding

Brennanstown Riding School
Wolftrek Horse Trekking

www.carrickminesequestrian.ie

Shopping

There are lovely boutique style shops in Enniskerry, Dundrum Town Centre is a 20 minute drive with a wide array of shops.

www.dundrum.ie

www.enniskerry.ie

Swimming

Visit Dublin’s most famous outdoor swimming location ‘The Forty Foot’ in Dun Laoghaire, immortalised in James Joyce’s Ulysses www.outdoorswimming.ie

Mountain Biking

Ticknock Mountain Biking

www.coillteoutdoors.ie