The Free weekly guided walk of the new Wicklow Town Heritage Trail recommenced last Saturday morning and will continue every Saturday morning until the end of September. For Tourists visiting Wicklow Town, the new Heritage Trail provides a new attraction and a great insight into the rich heritage of the town.
Locals, Visitors and Tourists are all welcome to take part in what is a very informative walk detailing the rich history of Wicklow Town, from the landing of St. Patrick in 432 to the end of the Civil War in 1923.
This Free guided walk commences from Fitzwilliam Square at 11am and will take approximately 2 hours to complete. This Trail covers 18 key sites of Historical interest and this week will concentrate on the History in relation to
• The story of Billy Byrne and the 1798 rising in Wicklow Town
• The massacre of over 300 mainly women and children in Melancholy Lane by Sir Charles Coote in 1641.
• The story of the Black Castle including details of some of the battles that took place over 6 centuries.
• The attempted landing by St. Patrick at Travelahawk Beach.
• The history relating to the Barrow Green, including stories of the secret burials that took place there.
On each of the 7 storyboards located on the Trail there is a QR code which enables participants to watch a video on their phone, telling them the story of each key location. The actors featured on the videos are members of the local dramatic society.