Set in the Wicklow Mountains, the Blessington Lakes cover over 500 acres. The Lakes were formed 50 years ago by the building of the Poulaphouca Dam and hydroelectric station.
The Poulaphouca reservoir is the largest man made lake in Ireland and is a great base for a variety of outdoor activities.
The road around the lake offers amazing views over the reservoir and the Wicklow Mountains. Drive or Cycle around the lake and visit historic villages such as Valleymount, Ballyknockan or Lacken.
Cycle the popular Blessington Greenway and visit nearby Russborough House.
Bring family or friends out and enjoy a paddle / sail on the lake or have some fun and laughs with other outdoor activities available. Have a look below for some ideas