Travel Guide

Spend time in a riverside Irish town with a long history of weaving and mining and gorgeous fields and forests on its doorstep.

With its easygoing charm, gorgeous countryside and hand weaving heritage, Avoca is an inviting place for a vacation. This small Irish town benefits from its beautiful location, perched on the banks of the River Avoca. Enjoy woodland hikes, visit a centuries-old mill and take in spectacular views from the top of a giant boulder.

One of the highlights of a visit to the town is the Mill at Avoca Village, which dates back to 1723. This is Ireland's oldest working hand weaving mill, spinning and weaving wool to make blankets, rugs, scarves and clothes. Tour the building and watch the weaving process in action. The town also owes a lot to its mining heritage. Although the copper mines are closed, visitors to the Avoca Mines attraction can see the remains of engine houses, a bridge and spoil heaps, which are mounds of material discarded during mining.

Devote vacation time to enjoying the countryside in and around Avoca. Go fishing on the Avonbeg River. Relax amid the tranquil surrounds of Knockanree Garden, a 3.7 acre (1.5 hectare) woodland garden with influences from several countries. Hike along the Avoca Red Kite Loop, a 1.5-mile (2.5-kilometer) looped walk through Kilmagig Woods. There is also the picturesque Avoca Valley Walk, which travels along the valley floor by the Avoca River. The 4-mile (7-kilometer) route is unmarked, but it follows a footpath by a main road.

Take a seat at the Meeting of the Waters, where the Avonmore and Avonbeg rivers meet to form the River Avoca. This is the where the 19th-century Irish poet and songwriter Thomas Moore wrote The Meeting of the Waters, a famous Irish poem. Climb the steps up the Mottee Stone, a huge granite boulder on top of a hill.

To reach Avoca, fly into Dublin Airport, the nearest major airport. From there, make up the rest of the 52-mile (84-kilometer) journey to your destination by bus, train, taxi or rental car. Enjoy a vacation that promises culture, history and the great outdoors.

Cherrybrook B&B
Cherrybrook B&B
3 out of 5
Avoca Village, Avoca, Wicklow
The price is $111 per night from Jun 14 to Jun 14
Situated in Avoca, this golf bed & breakfast is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Avoca Mines and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Woodenbridge Golf Club. Mottee Stone and Bridgewater ...
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"Very well situated for touring Wicklow, Beirne the host was very friendly and welcoming."

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2019

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Lovely Light Filled Townhouse in Avoca
Lovely Light Filled Townhouse in Avoca
Avoca, Wicklow (county)
The price is $139 per night from Jun 14 to Jun 14
Situated in Avoca, this vacation home is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Mill at Avoca Village and within 3 mi (5 km) of Woodenbridge Golf Club and Mottee Stone. Avoca ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (5 reviews)
Spacious, warm house in a lovely village
"Overall we enjoyed this property in the perfect little village of Avoca. It is large, comfortable and warm and as it rained a fair bit in the evenings the NetFlix came in handy. It is also equipped with everything you’ll need. The shower is also very, very good. We were a little disappointed that ..."

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2019

Lovely Light Filled Townhouse in Avoca
The Meetings B&B
The Meetings B&B
3 out of 5
Avoca, Avoca, Wicklow (county)
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Situated in Avoca, this bed & breakfast is within 3 mi (5 km) of Avoca Mines, Mottee Stone, and Avondale House. Mill at Avoca Village is 2.6 mi (4.3 km) ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (67 reviews)
"A lovely b&b highly recommended very clean with lovely scenery"

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2020

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