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    Undeniable Proof That You Need To Visit Powerscourt

    No trip to Ireland is complete without a visit to the majestic Powerscourt Estate overlooked by the Great Sugarloaf mountain in the Wild Wicklow countryside.

    Powerscourt House & Gardens. 

    Discover one of the stunning gardens in Ireland’s Ancient East, with 47 acres of lush, beautiful gardens that have been voted the third best in the world by National Geographic. Bursts of color are framed by mature trees in this Wicklow wonderland with exceptional walking trails. The ornate Palladian mansion looks out over the grounds which encompass walled gardens, ornamental lakes, enchanting Japanese gardens, and a pet cemetery. Get away from it all strolling through its secret hollows and wooded valleys, culminating in a climb to the top of Pepperpot Tower for a view so breathtaking you’ll remember it for years to come.

    Powerscourt House was once a beautiful Palladian mansion, home to Lord Powerscourt and his family for over 350 years. Sadly the house was destroyed by fire in the 1970s but was renovated, although not to its former glory. Powerscourt House now features a beautiful terrace café where Avoca serves up delectable cuisine.

    For some undeniable proof that you need to visit Powerscourt take a peek at this videoSit back, relax and listen to the gently lapping waters and chirping birds as dawn breaks over Powerscourt House and Gardens in County Wicklow. Its simply gorgeous!

    Powerscourt Gardens © Tourism Ireland

    Powerscourt Waterfall

    Located 6kms from Powerscourt Estate and set in a glorious valley cradled by Djouce Mountain and the Great Sugar Loaf, Powerscourt Waterfall is the very epitome of wild, natural beauty.

    Take a breath, relax and sit at the water’s edge as it gushes down river over rocks and stones and let all of your stress and worries wash away.

    Powerscourt Waterfall © Failte Ireland & Tourism Ireland

    Powerscourt Distillery 

    Powerscourt Distillery, home to Fercullen Irish Whiskey is a unique Whiskey distillery located on the  Powerscourt Estate. At Powerscourt Distillery you will enjoy fully immersive guided tours of the whiskey distillery process. Starting in the converted old Mill house dating back to 1730 and like a time portal, the visitor emerges from the ancient entrance building into a light, bright contemporary distillery and a modern visitor centre which has been thoughtfully designed to seamlessly blend old with the new.

    Experience first-hand the sights, sounds, smell and feel of a fully operational distillery including a visit to the on-site maturation warehouse. Tours include three samples of the award-winning Fercullen Irish whiskey by world renowned Master Distiller & Blender Noel Sweeney.  Six carefully appointed individual tasting rooms are available for private and corporate hire, a high-end AV lounge, café, bar and retail areas. A visit to Powerscourt Distillery & Visitor Centre will add to your memorable experience in County Wicklow.

    Powerscourt Distillery, Powerscourt, County Wicklow © Powerscourt Distillery

    After all of your sightseeing you might have worked up a thirst for a refreshing Friday Cocktail –  Try a thirst quenching Fercullen Whiskey Sour – 

    Ingredients: 30ml Fercullen Premium Blend; 15ml Fresh Lemon Juice; 15ml Sugar Syrup; 7.5ml Egg Whites.

    Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice; Shake well; Strain into a chilled sour glass or over fresh ice in an old-fashioned whiskey glass. Garnish with a cherry or lemon peel.  Note: Fresh Lemon juice is the key to a great whiskey sour.


    Fercullen Whiskey Sour © dramsandcans

    Make a break for County Wicklow

    Scenic Valleys, Gorgeous Gardens, Soaring mountains and historic ruins, County Wicklow (the garden of Ireland) is a must see treasure trove waiting for you to explore.

    If you would like to explore the Wild Wicklow countryside and the beautiful Powerscourt Estate or if one of our tours takes your fancy and you want to find out more, please don’t hesitate to get in touch 

    Have a look at our private chauffeur vacations for some tour ideas. We always enjoy hearing from our friends around the world who share a passion for Ireland like our team here at Specialized Travel Services and we’re more than happy to answer your travel to Ireland queries. Just drop us a line at



    Note: Featured image at the top of the blog is of Powerscourt House & Gardens, Co. Wicklow © Failte Ireland & Tourism Ireland

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