County Wicklow is known as the “Garden of Ireland” because of its great variety of scenery and is located in the province of Leinster on the east coast of Ireland just south of County Dublin.
The county of Wicklow is divided into the baronies of Arklow, Balinacor, Newcastle, Half-Rathdown, Shillelagh, Lower Talbotstown, and Upper Talbotstown.
Tourism is among the main components of the county’s economy. Dairying and livestock production (particularly sheep) are also important. Major crops include barley, oats, potatoes, and wheat. Historically, there was granite and slate quarrying, and there are deposits of lead, copper ore, and pyrites, though much production has ceased. At Pollaphuca on the River Liffey there is a large hydroelectric plant. The Avoca woolen mill at Bray, dating from 1723, is Ireland’s oldest that is still in operation. In the last part of the 20th century, industry diversified, and the county now produces various products including computer equipment and pharmaceuticals.Agriculture includes potatoes, wheat, barley, oats, and turnips.
Wicklow is Ireland’s premier outdoor destination: walk or cycle the Wicklow mountains. Play on some of Ireland’s best links and parkland golf courses. Ride through stunning landscape. Fish along our coast, rivers or lakes.From Mountains to Sea, Wicklow’s landscape is unique: cliffs, sandy beaches, rolling mountains, hidden lakes, bogs, friendly villages, etc.
Wicklow has the largest national park in Ireland, the biggest forest land, the largest mountain area, the highest waterfall, the biggest man-made lake and the source of Dublin’s own River Liffey.
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