Dubliners like to think they own the whole country and the mountains south of the city are no exception - although strictly ... More
Dublin Mountains (The)
Dubliners like to think they own the whole country and the mountains south of the city are no exception - although strictly called the Wicklow Mountains, the city has claimed them as its own. Despite their relatively modest height, these mountains are wild and generally uninhabited, providing hundreds of square miles of open country, and only an hour from the city centre. In the past, the area was the perfect hideout for all manner of bandits, rebels and murderers. In the 19th century, the British built the Military Road to tame these undesirables and you can take it to this day - from Rathfarnham in the southern suburbs to Aghavannagh high up in the mountains...if you dare!
Call them what you like - this area is of exceptional beauty for all to visit. I grew up there and with city life there are many times I wish I was back in the peacefulnes of their surroundings (still unspoilt)
I lived in Dublin and this was one of the most fascinating places. We walked and walked and took so many pictures there. I wish I would have taken some lunch to sit down in the green grass by the running water. Breath taking....
I was in Ireland for a month traveling in Sept. The Wicklow Mts. were so very beautiful and one of my favorite places of all (as well as Kilarny Ntl. Park). The mountains were a softer rendition of the countryside than the n.w. coastline that we had been traveling. In that area also is one of the worlds most beautiful castles and gardens, Powerscourt. There is so much more to that area than road commentary.
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