Blessington Lakeside Heritage Project

A New Tool For Exploring Local Heritage

By Deirdre Burns

The Blessington Lakeside Heritage Project is an exciting new initiative, developed by the Heritage Office of Wicklow County Council in association with local people in the Blessington area. 

The project involves compiling information about the nature, history, folklore and rich cultural heritage of this part of north west Wicklow into a unique online resource with photos, text, interviews, and film footage. Content can be freely accessed and updated, and  used as the basis of a suggested Heritage Trail around the Blessington Lakes and material for future local tourism initiatives such as publications and signs. 

Photo:CLICK ABOVE TO START EXPLORING THE SITE

CLICK ABOVE TO START EXPLORING THE SITE

Places featured in the project include; Russborough, Baltyboys, Boystown, Valleymount, Ballyknockan, Templeboden, Ballynultagh, Lacken and Blessington town. Themes featured cover a wealth of stories and folklore about local landmarks; Neolithic settlements,  flooded villages; granite stone cutting traditions and the rebuilding of Dublin after the 1916 Rising. 

The project was funded by The Heritage Council and Wicklow County Council as an action of the county Wicklow Heritage Plan and the Wicklow 1916 Commemoration Programme.

We hope you enjoy browsing the site and would welcome your comments and contributions.

 

Photo:CLICK ABOVE TO GO STRAIGHT TO THE INTERACTIVE MAP

CLICK ABOVE TO GO STRAIGHT TO THE INTERACTIVE MAP

Heritage Office, Wicklow County Council

This page was added by Deirdre Burns on 17/02/2016.

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