Go Wild in West Wicklow! When the time is right.


Getting out in nature has never been more important for both our physical and mental health, equally, we all need something to look forward to – a break away from our homes, the drudgery of lockdown and a change of scenery.  So, when the time is right, and when we can all travel again why not consider a socially distanced getaway and go wild in West Wicklow? Walking, hiking and biking and just ‘being in nature’ and the wild countryside helps us to reset our stressed and worried minds and bodies.  Base yourself at Tulfarris Hotel and Golf Resort in Blessington Co. Wicklow and discover the best the Garden County has to offer with its wild mountains, lakes, forests and verdant valleys.

This stunning, 4-star resort is set on the shores of the Blessington Lakes, at the foot of the Wicklow Mountains.  It comprises of a luxurious hotel which has recently been completely renovated, an 18-hole championship golf course and several self-catering lodges. The Manor House at the heart of the resort dates from the 18th century and has been sympathetically restored to its former glory, boasting opulent fabrics, open log burning fires and original antique furniture. 

The newest addition to the property is the stunning hotel restaurant, Fia Rua.  It overlooks the 18th hole of the championship golf course and enjoys incredible vistas across the lakes and to the mountains beyond.  The restaurant is a very large space and has several private booths, allowing for greater social distancing for diners.

Tulfarris has several walking and exploring packages on offer and is ideal for those of us looking to be pampered but also wanting to get out in the fresh air.  Guests on the walking packages can enjoy hikes along The Wicklow Way or strolls around the shores of the Blessington Lakes.  The nearby Blessington Greenway Trail offers walkers a great opportunity to take in lake, mountain and forest vistas all at once. The pretty villages of Ballyknocken, Valleymount and Lacken are also very interesting and within a short drive of Tulfarris.    

 Guests may also easily access the nearby, historic Russborough House, reputed to be the longest house in Ireland.  Russborough is only a short walk away from the hotel and is certainly worth a visit. Designed by Richard Cassels, Russborough was built in 1755 and is a fine example of Palladian architecture. Outside, the walled garden, maze and extensive, mature parkland is a delight to explore with its myriad of ancient, native trees and plants.  The 200-acre estate is also home to the National Bird of Prey Centre where owls, falcons and birds of prey from all over the world can be found.

The Tulfarris Hotel and Golf Resort ‘Walking In Wicklow’ package includes two nights bed and breakfast, a 3-course dinner in Fia Rua and a picnic lunch and is priced from €189 per person sharing.  Guests will be provided with walking maps and can avail of a 20% discount on admissions to Russborough House. Self-catering options are also available in the onsite three-bedroom cottages while the Manor House is available for exclusive hire upon request (separate, exclusive hire rates apply).

To book the ‘Walking In Wicklow’ package log on to www.tulfarrishotel.com or call (045) 867 600.