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Turlough Hill - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Sevenchurches, Turlough Hill, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

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About Turlough Hill

Turlough Hill is a 681-metre-high mountain in County Wicklow in Ireland and site of Ireland's only pumped-storage hydroelectricity plant. The power station is owned and operated by the ESB and can generate up to 292 megawatts of electricity at times of peak demand. A good trekking destination and also there are so many things to see and do here.

Attractions Near Turlough Hill

Tonelagee2.54km from Turlough Hill

Tonelagee is the 25th–highest peak in Ireland on the Arderin scale, and the 33rd–highest peak on the Vandeleur-Lynam scale. Tonelagee is situated in the central sector of the Wicklow Mountains range, and sits on the main "central spine" of the range that runs from Kippure in the north, to Lugnaquillia in the south; and in particular, the continuous "central boggy ridge" that runs from the Sally Gap in the north, via Mullaghcleevaun, to Tonelagee.

Glenealo Valley
Glenealo Valley2.8km from Turlough Hill

Glenealo Valley is a national nature reserve of approximately 4,838 acres located in County Wicklow, Ireland. It is managed by the Irish National Parks & Wildlife Service, part of the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. It was legally protected as a national nature reserve by the Irish government in 1988. The reserve is primarily an open valley set within the Wicklow Mountains, with a large plateau area of peatland and mixed heathland.

Lough Ouler
Lough Ouler3.52km from Turlough Hill

A beautiful lough located in teh heart of Wicklow. this beautiful heart-shaped lake is tucked away at the side of Tonelagee mountain. A good picnic location and also there are so many things to see and do here.

Vale of Glendalough
Vale of Glendalough3.71km from Turlough Hill

Glendalough is a glacial valley in County Wicklow, Ireland, renowned for an Early Medieval monastic settlement founded in the 6th century by St Kevin. From 1825 to 1957, the head of the Glendalough Valley was the site of a galena lead mine. Glendalough is also a recreational area for picnics, for walking along networks of maintained trails of varying difficulty, and also for rock-climbing.

Glendalough Upper Lake
Glendalough Upper Lake3.88km from Turlough Hill

This is a glacial lake near Glendalough, County Wicklow, Ireland. The lake is located in the Wicklow Mountains area west of Glendalough Early Medieval monastic settlement. The lake is classified as a ribbon lake. Close to the eastern tip of the lake passes the Wicklow Way, a long distance waymarked walking trail, on its way from Rathfarnham in the north to its southerly point of Clonegal.

Poulanass Waterfall
Poulanass Waterfall4.71km from Turlough Hill

The Poulanass waterfall is a small but scenic waterfall near Glendalough upper lake in the Republic of Ireland. After a short walk you will see the Poulanass waterfall cascading down the river Avonmore over 5 meter. Not very tall but the scenery and the views on the lake are gorgeous. The basin beneath the waterfall is a very clean and the water reflects the trees on it. Not sure why the water colour of this waterfall is different, but it made this little waterfall a unique one.

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County Wicklow is a county in Ireland. The last of the traditional 32 counties, having been formed as late as 1606, it is part of the Mid-East Region and the traditional province of Leinster. It is bordered by the Irish Sea to the east and the counties of Wexford to the south, Carlow to the southwest, Kildare to the west, and Dublin to the north.