Welcome to Vale of Avoca


Tiny Avoca (Abhóca) village is a pleasant enough spot, that's best-known as the birthplace of the superstar of all Irish cottage industries, Avoca Handweavers. Ask at the tourist office for details of nearby walks.


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$80.87 Day Trips & Excursions

Wicklow Mountains, Avoca and Glendalough Rail Tour from Dublin

Departing from Dublin Connolly Station, you'll travel by train (snack bar onboard) to village of Rathdrum, incorporating a journey into the heart of County Wicklow. Taking a stunning scenic coastal route you'll pass the magnificent Killiney Bay, a must-see Irish beauty-spot framed by the Great Sugar Loaf Mountain, and the sriking Bray Head hill. From here, your train tour swings inland to the mountains of County Wicklow, where you'll experience the 'Garden of Ireland' at its best! On arrival at the village of Rathdrum, you'll join the coach for a journey through the Vale of Avoca. In the lovely village of Avoca (where the BBC series Ballykissangel was filmed) you can see famous Avoca wool-weavers at work and spend time at leisure. Continue to the ancient monastic settlement at stunning Glendalough before returning by coach to Dublin Connolly Station, conveniently arriving in the late afternoon.

$80.87 Day Trips & Excursions

Shore Excursion: Wicklow Mountains, Avoca & Glendalough Rail Tour from Dublin Port

Free Transfer from Dublin Port Cruise Terminal to Dublin Connolly Station from where you will travel by rail (snack bar on board) to village of Rathdrum, incorporating a journey into the heart of County Wicklow. Taking a stunning scenic coastal route you'll pass the magnificent Killiney Bay, a must-see Irish beauty-spot framed by the Great Sugar Loaf Mountain, and the striking Bray Head hill. From here, your train tour swings inland to the mountains of County Wicklow, where you'll experience the 'Garden of Ireland' at its best! On arrival at the village of Rathdrum, you'll join the coach for a journey through the Vale of Avoca. In the lovely village of Avoca (where the BBC series Ballykissangel was filmed) you can see famous Avoca wool-weavers at work and spend time at leisure. Continue to the ancient monastic settlement at stunning Glendalough before the scenic return journey to Dublin Port Cruise Terminal, conveniently arriving in the late afternoon.

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