Wicklow Mountains National Park

Hiking in the rain seemed like the ‘must have’ experience in Ireland specially in a place such as the Wicklow Mountains National Park.

Back in the day when I was living in Ireland, my friends Arancia, Antonio, Marcin, Daniil and I decided to go visit these amazing Irish National Park located in County Wicklow.

Wicklow Mountains National Park - Ireland
Wicklow Mountains National Park - Ireland

We were living in Dublin so the first step was to take the tourist bus from Dawson St. next to St. Stephen’s Green. The bust departs just in front of ‘The Telephone Centre’.

Wicklow Mountains National Park - Ireland
Wicklow Mountains National Park - Ireland

Inside the park one can find a sixth century monastic settlement, founded by St. Kevin. This is a high popular attraction.

In the following show, my friend Antonio and Daniil pose with me next to one of the tallest tombstones in the area.

Wicklow Mountains National Park - Ireland
Wicklow Mountains National Park - Ireland
Wicklow Mountains National Park - Ireland

What I love the most from the area is that it is always full of green.

Wicklow Mountains National Park - Ireland
Wicklow Mountains National Park - Ireland
Wicklow Mountains National Park - Ireland

Along the ride you can find a lot of information about the flora and fauna found in the area. Please notice that the upper part is written in Irish while the bottom part is in English. In Ireland, it is mandatory to write public information this way.

Wicklow Mountains National Park - Ireland

This area was formed naturally thousands of moons ago by the melting of bigs chunks of ice. This is known as a glacier valley.

Wicklow Mountains National Park - Ireland

The starting hicking points are always the easy ones.

Wicklow Mountains National Park - Ireland
Wicklow Mountains National Park - Ireland

From left to right: Daniil, (me), Marcin and Antonio.

Wicklow Mountains National Park - Ireland

Arancia, Marcin, Daniil and Me posing next to this (not so big) waterfall. Don’t worry, the best waterfall is yet to come.

Wicklow Mountains National Park - Ireland

Swans swiming in the lake.

Wicklow Mountains National Park - Ireland

This spot in the lake offers a great environment for taking pictures.

Wicklow Mountains National Park - Ireland
Wicklow Mountains National Park - Ireland

We decided to take a harder hicking path. This area is famous between climbers as they come here to practice before taking up bigger challenges.

Wicklow Mountains National Park - Ireland
Wicklow Mountains National Park - Ireland
Wicklow Mountains National Park - Ireland

The view from the top of the moutains down to the valley is just beautiful.

Wicklow Mountains National Park 09/2011

This is one of my favorite shots in the Wicklow Park.

Wicklow Mountains National Park - Ireland

I told you there was a bigger waterfall.

Wicklow Mountains National Park - Ireland

I did enjoy my visit to the Wicklow Mountains National Park.

Wicklow Mountains National Park - Ireland

Have you ever been to the Wicklow Mountains National Park before? Do you have any plans to visit it in the near future? Please leave your comments below.