HERITAGE CENTRES

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Built-in the sixth century by St Kevin, this monastery became one of the most famous religious centres in Europe. The remains of this ‘Monastic City’ include a superb round tower, numerous medieval stone churches and some decorated crosses. Of particular note is St Kevin’s Bed, a small man-made cave in the cliff face above the Upper Lake.

 

 

 

 

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Resolving Conflict through the Power of Dialogue since 1974. The Glencree Centre for Peace & Reconciliation is an international hub for conflict resolution and promoting sustainable peace. They specialise in inclusive dialogue, mediation, negotiation and peace education. And is open to the public to visit at all times fostering the spirit of peace.

 

 

 

 

 

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Russborough was built between 1741-1750 and is regarded as one of Ireland’s most beautiful houses. It has magnificent views of the Blessington Lakes and Wicklow Mountains. The house is beautifully maintained and lavishly furnished contains fine furniture, tapestries, carpets, porcelain, silver and much of the Beit collection of paintings. It also has beautiful ceilings, plasterwork and a fine mahogany staircase.

 

 

 

 

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Wicklow Gaol

Wicklow Historic Gaol offers an eclectic programme of events to suit all tastes and ages. See two turbulent centuries of Irish history come to life on our new audio-visual journey, complete with holographic displays, life-size mannequins, replica prison ship and interpretative panels. Wander through the 1798 rebellion, the transportation era, the Famine Years and the Irish War of Independence and Civil War.

 

 

 

 

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Arklow Maritime Museum

Arklow Maritime Museum displays information on the maritime history of Arklow, focusing in particular on its boat building, lifeboat and fishing traditions. On display are photographs of the port dating back to the mid 19th century as well as models of vessels built in Arklow, tools, navigational equipment, paintings and artefacts. These include Sir Francis Chichester's Gypsy Moth III.

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