ByRoute 1.1 Co. Wicklow – Co. Wexford (E)

This page describes sites of interest on ByRoute 1 between Bray Head on the Wicklow Fringe of DUBLIN and Wexford Harbour, Town & Environs.

Greystones & Delgany (Co. Wicklow / Northeast)

By Moptoptv - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,
By Moptoptv – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

Greystones (Na Clocha Liatha)  retains a rather English air – the sort of place Enid Blyton’s Famous Five would spend their school holidays – and is still widely thought of as a seaside village despite its massive growth over the last 30 years.

Greystones takes its name from either some prominent grey rocks jutting out to sea or the pebbles on the stony beach overlooked by the crumbling cliffs of Bray Head, but derives its summertime popularity from the sandy Blue Flag beach south of the harbour. Continue reading ByRoute 1.1 Co. Wicklow – Co. Wexford (E)

Carlow town and local area.

The combined urban entity of Carlow / Graiguecullen & Environs has grown rapidly in the last few years, and is now largely a commuter dormitory satellite for DUBLIN. Carlow’s old streets are bustling and friendly, with something of the feel of a university town. Live music is played in many of the town’s pubs.

Carlow Castle was once one of the most impressive Norman castles in Ireland.

Milford is also a good place to see wildlife, including herons, wagtails, dippers, kingfishers and otters. In season, salmon run the weir on their way to spawn upstream in the tributaries of the Barrow.

Read the entire article about Carlow town and environs here.

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