Wicklow Head Lighthouse has safeguarded the scenic Wicklow coastline since 1781. This 95-foot-high stone tower once supported an eight-sided lantern, and has been renovated by the Irish Landmark Trust as a delightfully quirky lodging.
Killruddery, the Gateway to the Garden of Ireland and on Dublin’s doorstep, is home to the Earls of Meath since 1618 and currently the home of the 15th Earl of Meath. It is the most significant Elizabethan Revival mansion in Ireland.
Built in 1777 Avondale House has much to offer the visitor, whether their interest is Charles Stewart Parnell or the extensive collection of trees and shrubs from around the globe in this 214 hectares estate.
Where Powerscourt House stands today there was once a 13th century medieval castle, owned by the Le Power Family from which ‘Powerscourt’ takes its name. Powerful Irish families including the O’Tooles and the Fitzgeralds battled for possession of the castle and its lands over the succeeding centuries.