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November 29, 2019

Funding Announced for 5 Outdoor Recreation Projects

County Wicklow is to receive a funding of allocation of over €58,000 for five outdoor recreational amenities and associated projects. This welcome news forms part of […]
November 20, 2019

Post boxes through the years – and postmen!

Close to where I live is one of the earliest surviving hexagonal post boxes (also known as a Penfold), dating from the reign of Queen Victoria and made between 1866 and 1879. This beauty, which is listed for preservation, was moved from it's original location. It was deemed to be too close to the road having received a knock from a truck, so moved around the corner to a safer location, is still in active service, and is a well loved feature in our locality.
October 10, 2019

SUAS Project at EIP-AGRI Networking Event.

Last week, members of the SUAS Pilot Project team participated in a networking event organised by the Irish Uplands Forum. Held in Glencree, Co. Wicklow, the […]
September 16, 2019

SUAS Pilot Project at the 2019 National Ploughing Championships

Come and visit the SUAS Pilot Project as it exhibits at the 2019 National Ploughing Championships on Thursday the 19th of September. Discover how the Sustainable […]
August 1, 2019

SUAS Open Day and Demonstration Event in West Wicklow

This inaugural SUAS Pilot Project (Sustainable Uplands Agri-environment Scheme) Open Day and Demonstration Event will provide insight to the project through a series of short talks […]
April 15, 2019

New Bus Service For The Wicklow Uplands

Today marks the commencement of a new bus service which connects some of the villages and visitor attractions found in the Wicklow uplands to Wicklow Town. […]
April 10, 2019

Luggala Closed Tomorrow (Thursday 11th April )

The Luggala Estate in Co. Wicklow will be closed tomorrow, Thursday 11th April from 8am to 5pm due to a scheduled event taking place on the […]
March 20, 2019

Calary Races – very different times!

Calary Races ran from 1902 to the late 1950's and were run by Bray Harriers, a hunt that is still in existence. In an era when there was far less in the way of entertainment, and people had far lower expectations of comfort, this was a major event and always was held on "the first wet Wednesday in April" according to locals. This was the last point to point before the Punchestown Festival and last chance to "get a race into your horse".
March 1, 2019

Wicklow Uplands Council Disappointed Controlled Burning Season Not Extended

Wicklow Uplands Council is disappointed with yesterday’s announcement by the Department of Heritage, Culture and the Gaeltacht, to not extend the controlled burning season beyond February […]