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Getting to Kilmacurragh|
Last updated: May 7, 2013
The gardens are located south of Dublin in east Wicklow, just 3km from the N11 road, between Wicklow town and Rathdrum.
If driving South from Dublin on the N11, you need to turn right at the Beehive pub, which lies c.3 km after the second junction to Rathnew/Wicklow, this is also c.1km South of where the dual carriageway turns to single carriageway.
Keep to the main route, and you will find the entrance on your left after 5 km.
If driving FROM the south on the N11, take the first left after Lil Doyles, a bit less than a kilometre further on, at The Tap pub. Drive c. 2 1/2 km to a T-junction and turn left. The arboretum is 300m on your left.
If driving from Rathdrum, leave the village on the R752, signposted as Deputys' Pass. After 4km turn right and after a further 2.5km you will come to a T-junction. Turn right and the arboretum is on your left after c. 1km.
either use the Garmin loc8 system with this code: SLP-21-LP9Google map location of Kilmacurragh Botanic Gardens
Facilities: Car and Coach parking available, but note that the front entrance gates are currently too narrow for larger buses, toilets.
Address: Kilbride, Co. Wicklow
Telephone No: + 353 404 48844
Winter (October 27 to mid-Feb)Useful Links: National Botanic Gardens Home Page
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