Thing to see and do around Derrywater House

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Powerscourt House & Gardens The K-Club Woodenbridge Golf Course

Dining in the Aughrim Area

The Grainstore Restaurant Aughrim
The Stonecutter
The Strawberry Tree at Brooklodge Hotel
Lawless’s Hotel
Bates Restaurant Rathdrum (10 mins drive)
The Glenmalure Lodge (20 mins drive)

Historic Houses and Gardens

Famous for it’s beautiful gardens, many of which are close to Derrywater House, County Wicklow is known as ‘The Garden of Ireland’ because of its outstanding natural beauty.
Powerscourt Gardens and Waterfall is one of the world’s great gardens.
Killruddery House and Gardens is unique in having the most extensive early formal gardens, still in their original style.
Russborough overlooking the Blessington Lakes, is a beautifully maintained Palladian style house.

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Druids Glen Golf Course Glendalough The Wicklow Way at Glendalough

Golf Courses

Wicklow is home to 20 golf courses, including some of the very best in the country, see our list below;

Macreddin Golf Course described by Golf World magazine as 'outstanding and truly spectacular'.
Druid’s Glen Golf Course hosted the Murphy's Irish Open from 1996/1999.
The European Golf Club is on 200 acres of rugged tumbling sand-dunes.
The K-Club Host to the Ryder Winter Cup 2013 is a mere 1 hour drive away.
Woodenbridge Golf Course is the club closest to the house, considered in the golfing world as one of County Wicklow's best-kept secrets.
Powerscourt Golf Course located in the grounds of the historic Powerscourt Estate, a scenic parkland course.
Tulfarris Golf Club overlooks spectacular Poulaphouca and Blessington Lake.
Arklow Links Golf Course For the real links golfer.


The entire area surrounding Derrywater House is a Walkers Paradise. Two of the many beautiful walks within the county, The Wicklow Way - Ireland’s Oldest Long Distance Walking Route - and the Vale of Glendalough - one of Ireland's top tourist attractions - are less than half an hour away.

On a local level the Sean Linehan Walk, The Pure Mile and The Ciaran Shannon Walk show off the best of the stunning scenery around surrounding Aughrim Village. A guide may be arranged to accompany you for groups of 6 or more.

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Sean Linehan Walk Brittas Bay at Dawn Clara Lara Funpark

Other Activities

Aughrim boasts its own Pottery & Woodturning School run by the very talented Christien Van Brussel. Group classes of 6-10 people may be arranged for Derrywater House guests at special discounted rates.
Contact Christien on +353 (0)86 8597267 or

The village of Aughrim is also home to the Aughrim Language School, a fine facility combining TEFL classes with cultural trips and experiences. Derrywater House can accomodate home tuition for those wanting more personal attention specialising in French/TEFL. Contact Honora Laide on +353 (0)86 0626952 for more information.

Wicklow also offers many rivers and lakes for the fishing enthusiast.

Macreddin Stables Aughrim, offers delightful cross country trekking.
National Disabled Angling Park Aughrim, is an award-winning facility, completely wheelchair accessible and open to the general public.
Brittas Bay is one of the finest beaches on the East Coast (25 mins away).
Clara Lara Funpark is Ireland's most outstanding outdoor adventure park, (20 mins away).
Bridgewater Shopping Centre in the heart of Arklow, offers great Shopping, Restaurants and a 9 Cinema Complex.
(15 mins away).