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.
As travel restrictions are being lifted from next Monday (29th June), we look forward to welcoming visitors from across the country back to Powerscourt Estate. The Gardens are now beautifully in bloom and are a perfect place to visit to unwind and experience nature in all its summer glory.
We advise visitors to the Gardens to pre-book in advance online to guarantee entrance. Book on www.powerscourt.com/tickets.
From the 29th of June, the areas and facilities open on the Estate include –
-The Gardens (9.30 am-5.30 pm, 7 days a week, last entry 5 pm)
-The Waterfall (9.30 am- 7 pm, 7 days a week, last entry 6 pm)
-The Garden Pavilion (9.30 am-5.30 pm, 7 days a week, Sunday 10 am – 5.30 pm)
-Avoca Food Hall (9.30 am-5.30 pm, 7 days a week)
-Avoca Cafe Restaurant (9.30 am- 4 pm, 7 days a week)
-The Design Loft (10 am – 5 pm, 7 days a week)
-Neptune by Global Village open from the 3rd of July
-Avoca outdoor takeaway coffee & treats
-The Riverwalk (for Annual members)
-The Golf courses (Open to all golfers to book tee times from the 29th of June)
-Powerscourt Hotel open for bookings from the 2nd of July
-Powerscourt Distillery open from Friday 3rd July (Friday & Saturday from 11.30am- 5pm & Sunday 12pm-5.30pm).
To keep our staff, members, and visitors safe we will be facilitating social distancing, hand sanitising, and other safety measures. Please read the list of safety measures here.
To keep informed please visit the News Section of our website and keep an eye on social media for updates.