Telephone:+353 1 286 2423,
Email: info@coolakayhouse.ie,
Powerscourt Waterfall Road, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.

Local Information

There are many things to do in Wicklow whether you enjoy a walk through the woods, a round of golf or even a bit of shopping

Walking

Coolakay House is 3km from the Wicklow Way trail in at Crone Wood. The Wicklow Way starts in Dublin, Marley Park and extends as far as Carlow, Clonegal. This spectacular walk 127km long takes in some of the most unspoilt countryside in Ireland. We offer a complimentary pick up from Crone Wood.
For more information on the Wicklow Way see www.wicklowway.com
Wicklow Way Maps
For more information of self guided walks visit Hillwalk Ireland
Wicklow Way Baggage offer a luggage transfer.

There are a number of local forest walks close by including, Djouce woods, Lacken woods, Knocksink Woods, Glen of the Downs and Kindlestown Woods to name but a few.
List and Maps of Walking Routes

For those who would like to explore Coolakay better why not try our farm walk. This walk takes you to our hill rock where you can see the ships arriving into Dun Laoghaire harbour. On route you can see many different types of local wildlife and even a few sheep!!!

For a gentler walk or afternoon stroll while taking in some beautiful gardens Powersourt, Killruddery and Mount Usher Gardens are all close by.
We are located on the Powerscourt Waterfall road which is an ideal place for a picnic.

Glendalough is a 25 minute drive away which is a renowned for its natural beauty and is one of Irelands most visited sites.
Glendalough Walks

 

Dining

There are many dining options in the local area, a few popular choices are Johnnie Fox’s is situated in Glencullen on top of the Dublin mountains, Johnnie Fox’s is one of Ireland’s oldest and most famous traditional Irish pubs. Live music every night. In Enniskerry village some options are The Bistro, Emilias located around the clock tower. Another option is Plucks in Kilmacanogue which offer a wide variety of food in a relaxed pub atmosphere

 

Films

County Wicklow – the Hollywood of Europe. County Wicklow has been extremely successful film location popular since the early days of film making around the 1930s. It has been used in feature films, commercials, television series and short films. Everything from Michael Collins to King Arthur have been shot in County Wicklow. Parts of Enniskerry were used in ‘Into the West’, ‘Ella Enchanted’, ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’, ‘Excalibur’, ‘Leap Year’, ‘The Tudors’, ‘Camelot’ and ‘Michael Collins’.

We are lucky to have 2 state of the art studios in Wicklow – Ardmore Studios in Bray, Ireland’s only four-wall studio and the recently opened Ashford Film Studios. Famous films shot in Ardmore include Veronica Guerin, Angela’s Ashes, Braveheart and Breakfast on Pluto and of course the ever popular TV series The Tudors.
Film drives have been set up due to the popularity of some of the films that were shot in County Wicklow. So you can now drive along the routes and take in the fabulous landscape and scenery. The three drives are ‘Braveheart Drive’, ‘Excalibur Drive’, ‘Michael Collins Drive’.
Film Drives

 

Golfing

Local golf clubs include:

Powerscourt Golf Club
Bray Golf Club
Dun Laoghaire Golf Club

 

Horseriding

Brennanstown Riding School
Wolftrek Horse Trekking

 

Shopping

There are lovely boutique style shops in Enniskerry, Dundrum Town Centre is a 20 minute drive with a wide array of shops.

 

Swimming

Shoreline Leisure Centre is located in Bray.