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The Dublin / Wicklow Mountains

A day at the Dublin/ Wicklow mountains - The Traveloguer Travel Blog

As a city girl, I’m not one to crave mountain air. But after a trip to the Dublin/Wicklow Mountains, I’m already longing to return.

Drive to the Dublin Mountains - sheep on the road - thetraveloguer

In typical Irish fashion, we headed out to the hills with a picnic in tow and visions of enjoying the lovely weather. Of course, once we got outside the city, the clouds formed a thick layer or dullness over our heads.

We drove around the thin and winding roads on a slow ascent. It never fails to impress me how your can go from the city to the sticks in no time. We passed hikers headed into the forest and bikers whizzed by our windows, heads bent and bums swaying.

Military Road, WIcklow Mountains - thetraveloguer

We pulled over to take in the view, and the cold hit us with force. What had started as a celebratorily mild September day had turned to a windy and very chilly one.

View from the Wicklow Moutains, Ireland - the traveloguer travel blog

As we took a few pictures, our lovely picnic seemed less likely.

We continued to drive along Military Road, with vast sky and scenery surrounding us. I do love that feeling of being able to see as far as my eyes will allow.

Road Sign on Military Road - things to do in Ireland - the traveloguer travel blog

Pulling over a suitable spot, we headed for a stroll. I was so happy I had brought my new hat because the wind was bitter and was worming its way under my jacket and making my nose feel like an ice splinter.

Taking a walk in the Wicklow mountains - things to do in Ireland - the traveloguer travel blog

Selfie stick in hand (oh yes I did! It was a impulsive purchase in Vegas and it’s great, even though I haven’t quite mastered it yet) we went for a wander.

Walking in the Wicklow mountains - The Traveloguer Travel Blog

It’s so beautiful and remote out there.

Heather beds - The Wicklow Mountains -things to do in Dublin - thetraveloguer.com

After our fingers were suitably numb, we hurried back to the car where we ate our picnic in relative warmth.

Heather beds - The Wicklow Mountains -things to do in Dublin - thetraveloguer.com

If you find yourself in Dublin do take a trip out to the mountains.

The Dublin Mountains -things to do in Dublin - thetraveloguer.com

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  • Reply
    Andrea @ Green and Turquoise
    December 29, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    I’ve never been to Ireland but it is definitely on my to go list, I’m fascinated by the views! Everything seems so picturesque, romantic and cosy. Great post!

  • Reply
    January 23, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    I am in Dublin, and I had to see how amazing the surrounding are on your website 🙂 Jealous 😀 We are waiting for a warmer weather to visit Wicklow mountains, but now when I look at your pictures I can’t wait for it 🙂

    • Reply
      Christine Maguire
      February 1, 2016 at 1:05 pm

      Hey Anna, that’s a good idea to visit the mountains when it’s warmer. At least you can still enjoy Dublin in the winter 😀

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