The Glenmalure Lodge
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The Glenmalure Lodge, Glenmalure, Rathdrum, Wicklow,
Mrs Anne Dowling
The Glenmalure Lodge is situated in the heart of the longest glacial valley in Ireland. Located in Rathdrum, County Wicklow it makes the perfect base for exploring the rugged beauty of Wicklow, also known as the 'Garden County' of Ireland.
The Glenmalure Lodge is a friendly, family-run bed and breakfast with a cosy pub atmosphere. Containing lots of old memorabilia, and paying homage to the area’s rich and colourful history, there are open fires and great food with plenty of good comfortable seating, all adding to its interesting character and old world charm.
There are 14 bedrooms in the Glenmalure Lodge, with 11 double/twin, and three family rooms. All rooms are en suite. Some rooms date from the original building and have recently been renovated to retain their old world charm. The bedrooms to the front of the Lodge look out across the valley to Fananieren Mountain.
The Glenmalure Lodge is located in the centre of the Garden County and is within a short driving distance of several of Wicklow’s finest golf courses. Three of the closest golf courses to the lodge are located in Glenmalure, Macreddin, and Woodenbridge. Macreddin Stables are also nearby and are set in the midst of a truly spectacular Wicklow valley. They offer treks ranging across 300 acres of woodlands and riverside trails. Horse riders, whether beginners and experienced can avail of the Equestrian Centre at Macreddin where trail riding, trekking, or hacking can be arranged.
The Glenmalure Lodge is an extremely popular destination for walkers, for not only is it situated on the Wicklow Way but it also provides a great base for climbing Lugnaquilla, one of Ireland’s most frequented mountains.
Rathdrum Train Station is only 9kms away from Glenmalure Lodge so access to Dublin and Wexford is easy. There is no need to hire a car to get to Glenmalure as your hosts will pick guests up from the train or organise a taxi. St Kevins bus also provides a service from Laragh/Glendalough daily and this operates to and from Dublin.
We are situated at Drumgoff Crossroads which is Half way on the Famous Wicklow Way which starts in Marley Park in Dublin and continues for 135km to Clonegal in Carlow
A spectacular walk through the Wicklow Mountains