The Wicklow Trails Heritage Recording Project is an initiative of Wicklow County Council Heritage Office in conjunction with Wicklow Uplands Council and supported by the Heritage Council. Wicklow Uplands Council have been working with landowners, communities and other stakeholders to develop walking trails in County Wicklow. There is at present, a linear geographical route, approximately 70km in the east of the county which connects a number existing way marked trails with settlements. Other sections of the route are currently in development.

As the route traverses such a large area, this Heritage Recording Project was established to capture the cross section of Wicklow’s cultural history and heritage incorporating a diverse landscape of coastline, mountain, blanket bog, reservoirs, river valleys and woodlands. The key aim of the project was to create a database and archive of content that reflects the diverse heritage of the area. This resource can form a baseline of information for future promotional, educational or visitor related products

The Wicklow Trails Heritage Recording Project is an initiative that has the potential to help to engage and empower local communities with their heritage, and to create a platform for a model of meaningful and sustainable tourism.

The results are displayed here. We hope to continue this work in the months and years ahead and invite you to share your stories. 

Page link: Avoca
A charming village in a picturesque setting
Page link: Avoca Miner's Cross
Avoca Miner's Cross
Dedicated to all those who toiled in Avoca's mines
Page link: Avondale House & Forest Park
Avondale House & Forest Park
Home of Charles Stewart Parnell
Page link: Bray Head
Bray Head
Overlooking Bray and the Irish Sea
Page link: Bray Head
Bray Head
Overlooking the town of Bray and the Irish Sea
Page link: Calary Races - very different times!
Calary Races - very different times!
The first wet Wednesday of April
Page link: Derrylossary Church
Derrylossary Church
A historic ecclesiastical site
Page link: Great Sugar Loaf
Great Sugar Loaf
An iconic Wicklow landmark
Page link: Killruddery House
Killruddery House
Home to the Earls of Meath and much more
Page link: Meeting of the Waters
Meeting of the Waters
Made famous by Thomas Moore
Page link: Rathdrum
A gateway to the Wicklow Mountains
Page link: Roundwood
Ireland's highest village
Page link: The Mottee Stone
The Mottee Stone
Known as Fionn Mac Cumhail's hurling ball
Page link: The Vale of Clara
The Vale of Clara
The beautiful valley of the Avonmore River
Page link: Vartry Reservoir
Vartry Reservoir
Providing fresh water for 150 years
Page link: Woodenbridge
Where John Redmond spoke in 1914