local attractions

Look what is available for you in the area.


The house itself overlooks the lakes with the mountains in the background as pictured above where there are many walking areas within easy reach such as St.Kevins Way, the Wicklow Way and Glendalough.

There is a new cycle track running from Blessington to Russelstown and bike rentals are available from The Avon Ri.

There is plenty of fishing in the area on the Lake, the Kings River and the Liffey River. Fishing boats are available for rent including rods and lake fishing licence. The lake contains Trout, Perch, Roach and Pike.

Two golf courses are within 2km of the house and this has proved very popular with our guests.

Canoeing, Sailing, Windsurfing, Horse Riding, Archery, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Pitch & Putt are all available close by.

There are many restaurants nearby that will suit all budgets.

Places to visit:
Russborough House (4Km.).
Glendalough (24Km.) a must visit when in Wicklow, with St Kevins monastic settlement site and the wonderful and magical walks around the upper lake.

Jimi Blake's Hunting Brook Garden and June Blake's Garden then the larger ones such as Powerscourt, Mount Usher & Kilrudderey House and gardens to name but a few, all of which can by accessed by the very scenic Wicklow or Sally gap route. Punchestown racecourse is 10km, while we are 40 km from Dublin airport & Dublin port.

Some Local Links

Jimi Blake's Hunting Brook Lodge Have a look at the garden

June Blake's garden Have a look at her garden

Local history about the lake Go back in time and beneath the lake.

One of the local Pubs in Ballyknockan

Rent a boat for fishing or relaxing on the lake Boat Rental