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.
Further to the government announcements, the Powerscourt Estate team is pleased to inform you that from Monday 12th April we will be able to welcome visitors from the rest of County Wicklow, and those living within 20km of Powerscourt Estate.
In line with the latest Government guidelines, we can welcome back visitors and annual members to enjoy the Gardens, Waterfall and Riverwalk (members only). The Garden Pavilion is also open for essential retail. The Golf Club will reopen to members from the 26th April.
During April the Gardens are open from 9.30 to 17.30 and the Waterfall from 10.30 to 17.30, with last admission 30 minutes before close.
The Avoca Food Hall is open 7 days a week (9.30 am – 5.30 pm). Avoca Outdoor Hatch is open for takeaway coffee, toasted sandwiches & treats 7 days a week (10.00 am – 4.00 pm). Avoca Pizza Van in the Courtyard is open Fridays, Saturday & Sundays from 12 noon – 3.30 pm.
The following facilities will remain closed for the duration of the latest restrictions.
Avoca Café Restaurant
Avoca Retail (Visit avoca.com for details)
The Design Loft
Neptune by Global Village
Cool Planet Experience
To keep you and our staff safe we continue to facilitate social distancing, hand sanitizing and other safety measures.
Further updates will follow in the coming weeks as guidelines are adjusted.