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Granabeg, Valleymount, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

The Mountain School House

This traditional Irish cottage has a history - it's over a century old and has seen many locals pass through it's doors.

The cottage is located on a road which takes you right through the Wicklow Mountains National Park.   The property is situated in the foothills, in a central location which is ideally situated for visiting the highly popular sites of both Glendalough Monastic Centre and Blessington Lakes.

For anyone who loves the outdoors, this is fabulous location. There are plenty of opportunities for walking, boating, fishing or cycling. 

For a truly Irish experience you can either visit one of the traditional local pubs for a pint, or go to one of the many Heritage Centres to learn more about the history of the area.

The Garden of Ireland

Wicklow Mountains National Park

The National Park covers much of upland Wicklow and contains an area of approximately 20,000 hectares.  Wicklow Mountains National Park runs a wide variety of activities for groups and individuals of all ages. Activities are free of charge and include field trips, nature walks, lectures and workshops.

Glendalough is a highlight within the park - a beautiful valley which has many historic sites including the ruins of an early Christian settlement (known as the Monastic City), complete with round tower and churches.

The Wicklow Gap road runs from Laragh to Hollywood.  There are several viewing platforms at the roadside where you can stop and take in the wild beauty of the area. Watch out for local sheep who wander onto the road!

Local Places of Interest:

wicklow mountains
Wicklow Mountains
Monastic site Glendalough. Glendalough Valley, Wicklow Mountains National Park, Ireland
Glendalough Monastic Site
Blessington lakes
Blessington Lakes

Out and About

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Local Activities

There are lots of things to do in the local area around the School House.  Go walking in the mountains, explore Glendalough or hike around Blessington Lakes.  Or try something new - horse riding, golf, or one of the activities at the local adventure centre.

Or if you prefer a more leisurely approach, try spending time in the quaint villages or having lunch in a traditional local pub.  

Whatever you choose, we're sure you'll have a relaxing time.