This wooded Glen is layered in history. Once part of the Powerscourt Estate, records show that as far back as the 13th century the steep sides of Crone were set aside as a Royal Hunting Park. It is easy to imgaine why as cover from vegetation and crags would provide good cover for animals. Indeed, fastforward to the 1798 rebellion when Crone was used as a hiding place for bands of rebels and insurgents. In response, the British Military built the Military Road with a barracks at the top of the valley to open up the area following the 1798 rising. In quieter times, the quality of the oak from this property was well recognised.

Car Park Opens:
7.00am April to September
8.00am October to March
Car Park Closes:
9.00pm April to September
5.00pm October to March

Glencree Valley, County Wicklow

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