Lined with pubs, shops and 18th-century townhouses, Blessington makes a convenient base for exploring western Wicklow. The main attractions nearby are Russborough House and Poulaphouca Reservoir. Also known as Blessington Lake, the 20.2-sq-km reservoir is Ireland's biggest artificial lake, created in 1940 by damming the River Liffey to generate hydroelectric power and provide water for the growing city of Dublin. It's a major venue for fishing and boating.
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