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Ballard Farm is situated at the southern part of Co Wicklow near to Brittas bay, the first of the many long sandy beaches which stretch down the coast through Wexford. We are ideally situated with plenty of activites to suit all ages near by. There are over ten golf courses from par 3 to international championship courses within thirty minutes drive. World renowned Mount Usher (Robinsonian) gardens and Powerscourt House and garden are also near with many other gardens open throughout the summer. Horse riding is also a popular activity with plenty of trekking centres nearby

Thirty minutes south is situated the historic Ferns, where an ancient cathedral and bishop played a part in Henry 3rd's reign. Although the cathedral has gone the castle ruins, museum and tour make a facinating look back to the past

Going west, inland to the mountains, Glendalough was one of the most important early christian settlements in Europe and makes an inspiring visit with many walking trails, for both beginners and advanced, starting at this point.

Dublin is only an hours drive away although most guests like to opt for the rail route which takes the same time but travels along the coastline.

Wicklow town (10 minute drive) is a charming harbor town with many interesting shops, laid back cafes, and a variety of quality restaurants. The historic town Gaol (Jail) is very popular with the older children, some evenings special scary tours are arranged. Back on the farm there are bar-b-qs for your use and most weeks there is some seasonal activity happening on the farm.

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© Last updated: June 2020
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