Powerscourt is located in Enniskerry, County Wicklow known as ‘The Garden of Ireland’ because of its rich, lush landscape. Enniskerry is a picturesque village with numerous stores, cafés and restaurants. Click here for more information on Enniskerry village.
County Wicklow boasts many interesting tourist attractions and areas of natural beauty. For more information on County Wicklow’s tourism attractions, festivals and events visit www.visitwicklow.ie. Other useful links for visiting Wicklow include Tourism Ireland’s website and Fáilte Ireland’s website. For information on the rich heritage, splendid scenery and vibrant arts scene of Bray, visit Bray Tourism’s website. Don’t miss a visit to the wonderful Kilternan Country Market which has been in existence for more than 50 years.
County Wicklow is Ireland’s premier outdoor activity destination. The area is a walkers paradise with fantastic walking routes such as ‘The Wicklow Way’. Here is some useful information to help plan a walking trip to County Wicklow. Other outdoor activities include cycling, horse riding, angling, water based sports and more. For more information on activities in Wicklow, visit the Wicklow Tourism website. There are some fantastic adventure races in Wicklow including the Wicklow Ecotrail Adventure Race, part of which takes place at Powerscourt as well as local adventure centres such as Kippure.
There are many beautiful historic houses and gardens in County Wicklow. For more information click on the following links: Wicklow Gardens, Heritage Island, download their iphone app for great discounts and Houses, Castles and Gardens of Ireland. Powerscourt Gardens take part in the annual Wicklow Gardens Festival. For more information on the festival, visit the Wicklow Gardens Festival website.
Many visitors to Powerscourt are interested in tracing their family history. The National Library of Ireland offers a genealogy advice service free of charge to people who wish to research their family history in Ireland. Here is more information on their genealogy services. Other useful websites for people researching their ancestry include the Irish Family History Foundation and Trace Your Ancestors.
In the interest of public safety and the absolute requirement for social distancing, we have decided to close the Estate, including the House, Gardens, River Walk and Waterfall, until further notice.
We have given the situation a great deal of thought and we understand that our visitors will be disappointed by this and we apologise for the inconvenience it may cause, particularly when being outside in nature is beneficial for mental and physical health.
At this time, we all have a social responsibility, including Powerscourt Estate, to minimise any harm to our friends, colleagues, and families. We will be reviewing this situation on an ongoing basis. Please keep an eye on the News Section of our website and social media for updates.
Thank you for your understanding and patience and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Estate before not too long. We hope you and your families are keeping safe.