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The Area


A hide-away leafy village, near Bray and valleys that open out into Wicklow

Dating from the 1840s, Enniskerry was a planned village beside the Powerscourt Estate, built in a neo-Tudor style.

Just outside Dublin, Enniskerry retains its small village charm. With just under 2,000 residents it's a Wicklow gem.

On the Silver Screen

A village known for its beauty, Enniskerry has often graced screens big and small.

Laurence Olivier's Henry V was filmed here in 1944, and the most recent large production was Disney's 2022 Disenchanted. Other movies of note include PS, I Love You, Into the West and Leap Year.

It has also played host to the TV series Ballykissangel, HBO's Vikings was filmed nearby and the now defunct Tour of Ireland cycle race which hada single outing departed from here.

Clapperboard by Harald Muller - Unsplash
Beautiful Wicklow valleys - photo by bart-vermeiren - Unsplash

Activities - On Foot

Wicklow is a place for the outdoors.

There are loads of local walks by riverside and up on to the hills toward the famous Wicklow Way walking trail. Enniskerry is known as the Gateway to County Wicklow. In turn, Wicklow is referred to as the Garden County.

Other walking areas nearby include the Sugarloaf, forests and Powerscourt Waterfall. For the less adventurous, enjoy village life, with pubs, restaurants (literally next door) and the famous Powerscourt Estate just up the hill. There is something for every level.

Activities - on the Bike

If you are a cycling enthusiast, then Enniskerry is a mecca for road and mountain biking.

With forestry trails nearby, long steep mountain roads for ascending and descending, gravel roads and more, the only thing slowing you will be stopping to view the scenery.

The roads around here are a challenge. The Tour de France guys certainly thought so when it passed through Wicklow in 1998.

Mountainbiking photo by Tim Foster - Unsplash
Wide open Wicklow roads - photo by Max Lederer - Unsplash

Going Further

You can drive for 100 miles across the spectacularWicklow mountains and never meet a traffic light. Golf courses are numerous in Wicklow and sea swimming is a short drive away. Whatever type of holiday you are after, we will be glad to pass on our local knowledge