Blessington , County Wicklow

Blessington is a hidden gem on any Ireland tours. It can be found just Southwest of Dublin city. Stop off for a cup of coffee at least !

This one-street village is adjacent to the Blessington lakes , or Poulaphouca reservoir , one of the main sources of Dublin city’s water.

Nearby Russborough House , designed by Richard Castle , is one of Ireland’s finest Palladian houses. The magnificent Beit art collection is housed here and includes works by Rubens , Gainsborough , Guardi and Bellotto.

Glendalough is also within striking distance.

If you are on tours of Ireland try and pass through Blessington…….it is a little bit of authentic Ireland off the main beaten track for tourists.

If you want to stay try the Tulfarris Hotel and Golf Resort , Blessington lakes. You can even hire clubs and try your hand at a round of golf in Ireland !!!!