Tour 2

From Glencullen to Enniskerry 

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Glencullen 

Distance: 10km
Time to Allow: 3 hours

Assembly is at Dundrum Town Centre

We assemble at Dundrum Town Centre.

 Dundrum Town Centre is served by the Green Luas Line, the closest stop is Balally.

Dundrum Town Centre is also served by the 17, 44 C, 48 A, 75 and 48N busses.

Dundrum Town Centre is a shopping centre located in Dundrum, Dublin, Ireland. The centre is the fourth major out-of-town shopping centre to be built in Dublin (after The Square, Tallaght; Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, and Liffey Valley Shopping Centre). It is the largest shopping centre in Ireland, and is said to be the largest in Europe.

From there we will take the 44 B bus up to Glencullen.

From Johhnie Fox's Pub we will walk westwards.

Walking wetswards along the road, the route then turns south to cross the Glencullen River. The hike then begins the ascent towards Prince William's Seat (555 m) followed by a zigzag descent to the Enniskerry road at about 17km, directly north of Knockree Hill. In Knockree we can either check into the hostel or walk to Enniskerry.

The pleasant village of Enniskerry is 4 km to the east and makes an ideal first night destination.

The picturesque village of Enniskerry is located 4 km east of The Wicklow Way. Although its proximity to Dublin has made it a much sought-after out of town residential location, the heart of the village retains its elegant Victorian feeling.

Its most distinctive feature is the clock tower dating from 1843, erected as a memorial to the Wingfield family then owners of the nearby Powerscourt Estate. Powerscourt House and Gardens, located at the southern end of the village, is a magnificent 18th century property. It now incorporates a range of specialty shops as well as a restaurant, golf course and formal gardens.

The village is served by Dublin Bus Nos. 44/C (Dublin city centre) and 185 (Bray DART Station).

Enniskerry (Áth na Scairbhe in Irish) is a picturesque small town in County Wicklow, Republic of Ireland, with a population of approximately 1,800, although this measurement is subject to difficulties, depending on to what degree the increasingly populated surrounding areas are included. The town is situated on the Dargle River in the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains in the east of Ireland, some 24 km south of Dublin. The R117 road, colloquially known "The Road of the Twenty-One Bends" connects the town to the main N11 road to Dublin. The 185 Dublin Bus route connects the village hourly to Bray, the nearest large town. With Ireland's booming economy and with such advantages as picturesque environment, beautiful mountainous scenery and the nearby Powerscourt gardens and waterfall; the village has extremely active tourist and property markets. This success has not been withouts its downsides; the boom in the property markets has led to an arguably excessive building industry, with new high-priced housing estates and one-off housing,often given unduly lax scrutiny by local authorities, pressurising Enniskerry's local environment, ecology,heritage and infrastructure.

Powerscourt Gardens are located near the town, and are a popular visitor attraction. The extensive formal gardens form the grounds of an 18th century palladian house which, although destroyed by fire in 1974, has since been restored as a tourist centre. 

Trivia

  • The Bray & Enniskerry Railway was proposed in the 19th century to link the town by rail to Bray, but apart from the building of one bridge somewhere between Bray and Enniskerry, still apparently in existence, nothing came of the plan.

 

Rathfarnham Tours recommends the following accommodation:

Churchfield House
Powerscourt Arms Hotel
Coolakay House
Oaklawn Bed and Breakfast
Knockree Youth Hostel

 

We'll take the 44/44 C bus back down to Dublin.

 

jorgenpfhartogs's stuukske 

Curriculum Vitae 

County Cup 2006 

Wessem 

Tours around Rathfarnham 

Rathfarnham Roads 

Mountain Meitheal 

Tour 1 

Tour 2 

Tour 3 

U2 tour 

Bray- Greystones walk 

Glencullen Mountain Walk 

Walk The World 

Hill walking advice 

Wicklow as a 3rd degree white water river 

Annual Camp 2006