Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof

At the head of the Glencree Valley, this cemetery is dedicated to the 134 German servicemen who died in Ireland during WWI and particularly WWII. Many of those interred belonged to the Kriegsmarine (Navy) or Luftwaffe (Air Force). Also buried at the cemetery is one Abwehr (Secret Service member), Hermann Görtz, who parachuted into the country in 1940 – fearing deportation in 1947, he committed suicide by swallowing a vial of poison.

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1. Powerscourt Estate

4.51 MILES

Wicklow's most visited attraction is this magnificent 64-sq-km estate, whose main entrance is 500m south of Enniskerry. At the heart of it is an elegant…

2. Marlay House & Park

4.93 MILES

Marlay Park, 9km south of the city centre, is a wonderful 83-hectare open space, with 17th-century buildings, wooded areas, duck ponds, abundant wildlife,…

3. Powerscourt Waterfall

5.06 MILES

On the southern edge of the Powerscourt Estate, 6km south of Powerscourt House, is this picturesque waterfall. At 121m it's the highest in Ireland (though…

4. Pearse Museum


This handsome Palladian mansion was home to St Enda’s, an experimental Gaelic school established by nationalist poet and 1916 martyr Pádraig Pearse. The…

5. Imaginosity

6.17 MILES

Dublin's only museum specifically aimed at toddlers and children, Imaginosity is a hands-on, interactive experience where kids can learn from and be…

6. Airfield

6.41 MILES

Once the home of eccentric philanthropist sisters Letitia and Naomi Overend, the Airfield estate is now held in trust for public use. Though the house is…

7. Great Sugarloaf

6.74 MILES

At 503m it's nowhere near Wicklow's highest summit, but the Great Sugarloaf is one of the most distinctive hills in Ireland, its conical peak visible for…

8. Killruddery House & Gardens

8.01 MILES

A stunning mansion in the Elizabethan Revival style, Killruddery has been home to the Brabazon family (the earls of Meath) since 1618 and has one of the…