Towns of Wicklow
Hollywood —County Wicklow
This is a quaint little village set in the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains. The village is long associated with the pilgrims who passed through here on the way to the monastic city of Glendalough. In 2001 the 30km Pilgrim Path from Hollywood to Glendalough, known as St. Kevin's Way, was opened and is a way marked way. The protestant church in the village has a vaulted roof from the 17th century. Other attractions in the area include the Blessington lakes. Just up the road beside Blessington one can participate in a wide range of outdoor activities - ranging from canoeing, sailing, orienteering, clay pigeon shooting etc. Also on the N81 northbound is Russborough House, one of the finest examples of a Historic Houses in the country and is well worth a visit. The house, which is beautifully maintained, contains paintings from the Beit Collection, Fine Furniture, tapestries etc.