–EXPLORE THE GARDEN COUNTY FROM TULFARRIS HOTEL AND GOLF RESORT, CO. WICKLOW-
There are so many beautiful spaces in Wicklow to be explored from the Blessington Lakes covering over 5000 acres of glistening water, the 6th Century Glendalough Monastery to the spectacular Wicklow Mountains. Tulfarris Hotel and Golf Resort, Blessington, Co. Wicklow has two packages centred around exploring the very best of Ireland’s Ancient East.
The Beautiful Blessington Package is a two-night bed and breakfast package (from €149 per person sharing) designed for the outdoor enthusiast. Guests can explore the majestic Wicklow Mountains, stroll leisurely in the great outdoors and soak up the peace and tranquility of Ireland’s Ancient East. Guests will be given a touring map of the best walking routes around the area along with a freshly prepared picnic as they set off on their adventure around the Blessington Greenway. Later, guests can sit back and relax over a three-course meal served in the newly refurbished Fia Rua restaurant with spectacular panoramic views of the Blessington Lakes.
The Active Wicklow Package is designed for guests who love an action-packed getaway! This 2 night/ 3-day experience includes bed and breakfast (from €209 per person sharing) and offers the best of both worlds with active days and luxurious nights at the heart of the package. The package includes a half day experience at CP Adventures, dinner on one evening, touring maps of Wicklow and a freshly prepared picnic.
After checking in, guests can begin their activities with a hike to Lugnaquilla peak, standing at 925 metres tall, Lugnaquilla is the highest mountain in Ireland outside of Kerry. Tulfarris will provide guests with a freshly prepared picnic so guests can enjoy lunch whilst taking in the picturesque scenery from the top of the mountain.
The second day, guests can enjoy a half day experience with CP Adventures where there is a range of activities on offer including zipline, climbing walls, archery, bungee trampolines, abseiling, orienteering, clay pigeon shooting, canoeing, paddle boarding and kayaking.
All the fun filled activities in the fresh Wicklow air is sure to work up an appetite! Guests can enjoy a three-course evening meal in Fia Rua Restaurant that evening while experiencing the breathtaking views of Tulfarris lakeside setting.
Before checking out, guests can explore the Blessington Greenway. This is a 6.5km walk along the shores of Blessington Lake linking the town of Blessington with the 18th Century Russborough House. It passes close to the deserted medieval settlement of Burgage More, where there is a ruined castle. The beautiful scenery around the lake, with the backdrop of the Wicklow Mountains, can be enjoyed on foot or by bicycle with the terrain also suitable for buggies.
Glendalough is a must visit when exploring the Garden County. This historic site is home to one of the most important monastic sites in Ireland. This early Christian monastic settlement was founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century and from this developed the “Monastic City”. Most of the buildings that survive today date from the 10th to the 12th centuries. Despite attacks by Vikings over the years, Glendalough thrived as one of Ireland’s great religious foundations and schools of learning until the Normans destroyed the monastery in 1214 A.D.
Situated just 40 minutes from Dublin, Tulfarris enjoys a location steeped in history, heritage and extraordinary scenery. The resort comprises of a luxury 4-star hotel, 18-hole championship golf course, clubhouse, conference centre, banqueting suites, an award-winning restaurant and bar. The 18th century Manor House sits at the heart of the resort and its classic design and elegant proportions are typical of the 18th century architecture of the time.
PREM Group purchased the 90-bedroom hotel in 2016 and since then have already spent over €6 million on the property to return the luxury 18th century Manor House and its surrounding grounds to their former glory. The initial renovation programme saw 16 new bedrooms being added to the Wicklow property while the bridal suite, foyer, drawing and library rooms of the Manor House have been tastefully transformed to enhance the wedding experience at the luxury resort.
For more information on Tulfarris Hotel and Golf Resort or to make a booking see www.tulfarrishotel.com or call (045) 867 600