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“Blessington Lakes” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Blessington Lakes

Blessington Lakes
Ranked #5 of 27 things to do in Wicklow
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Blessington Lakes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

Blessington Lakes are reachable by car from Dublin about 40 minutes drive from Dublin.
They are besides Blessington Village. The lakes lie in the beautiful scenery of Wickow Co., there are two lakes there and they are used as a damn for drinking water supply for people.
I really recommend to visit this place, because it's a peaceful corner of the Wicklow garden with
cleanest water compare to River Liffey or the Canal Water in Dublin.
We were there with the van with the tour company " Put the hands On", the driver of the Van was Tom O'Connell, he was very informative. Thanks.

Visited June 2014
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Dublin
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“Blessington's Lovely Lakes”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

The blessington lakes are so so beautiful, I has never been there before despite living in Wicklow!. Lovely place for a quite drive with the one you love.

Visited May 2014
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Wicklow, Ireland
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“Gorgeous View”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2014

Lovely, calming view with nice walks, when the weather permits, well worth a trip to Blessington, nice picnic spot as well.

Visited March 2014
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Wicklow
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38 reviews
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“Nice place to visit at least once...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

Have been here a few times. A beautiful and peaceful place to spend some time. I remember visiting it during the time it snowed and the views were just amazing.

Visited April 2013
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Ireland
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“Blessington Lakes - a quieter side of Wicklow”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

Blessington lakes were created as part of a major project to supply water & electricity to Dublin City. They are man made but look like they've been there for ever. There are lots of viewing places and car parks around the lake and although the state company who manage them don't make visitors that welcome with signs such as "end of amenity" at the edge of the car parks - you can invariable go for a long and pleasant walk if you just follow the tracks that lead from the car parks to the lake edge. When the water level is low its possible to walks for many kilometers. You will meet very few people and you'll have beautiful views of the Wicklow mountains. You can also choose to drive or cycle around the lakes and there are a few pubs etc to stop in for lunch.

Visited November 2013
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