In the east, the granitic Wicklow Mountains lie to the south of Dublin and stretch out to the county of Carlow and Wexford. With less rugged features than in the west, the landscape is good for pony trekking or cycling on the secondary roads which are very often deserted, but on which you will always find an open pub in every village.
One of the country's typical animals, a pony grazes in front of one of the many churches in the county.© The Irish Image Colle / age fotostock;
In the distance, the Wicklow mountain chain© The Irish Image Colle / age fotostock;
This chain of mountains is traversed by roads that are quite long but nevertheless suitable for long bike rides.© The Irish Image Colle / age fotostock;
These mountain pastures are the kingdom of sheep, who move about in complete freedom© IIC / age fotostock;
At 130 metres high, the Pwerscourt Waterfall is among the highest in Ireland.© Richard Semik / age fotostock;