Only two Saturdays left to enjoy this year’s Wicklow Town Heritage Trail

The new Wicklow Town Heritage Trail has been a massive success this year, with a large increase in visitors taking the free guided tour.

The walks recommenced on Easter Saturday and have taken place every Saturday morning until the end of September. The Wicklow Town Heritage Trail has introduced a significant addition to the local Tourist industry attracting many international, and Irish based Tourists to visit Wicklow Town.

The next 2 Saturdays are the last opportunities this year for locally based people with an interest in Wicklow Towns rich history and heritage 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 construction of St. Patrick’s Church, which commenced in 1839.
  • The story of the Franciscan Abbey, which dates back to the 12th Century.
  • The story of Robert Halpin, his personal background and details of his many achievements including the monumental achievement of laying the first Transatlantic cable

There are 2 volunteer guides each week, who are fully familiar with the History & Heritage of the Town and the anecdotes and stories attached to the rich heritage of Wicklow Town.

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.

For further information on the Wicklow Town Heritage Trail, visit

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