The Wicklow Trails Heritage Recording Project is an initiative of Wicklow County Council Heritage Office in conjunction with Wicklow Uplands Council and supported by the Heritage Council. Wicklow Uplands Council have been working with landowners, communities and other stakeholders to develop walking trails in County Wicklow. There is at present, a linear geographical route, approximately 70km in the east of the county which connects a number existing way marked trails with settlements. Other sections of the route are currently in development.
As the route traverses such a large area, this Heritage Recording Project was established to capture the cross section of Wicklow’s cultural history and heritage incorporating a diverse landscape of coastline, mountain, blanket bog, reservoirs, river valleys and woodlands. The key aim of the project was to create a database and archive of content that reflects the diverse heritage of the area. This resource can form a baseline of information for future promotional, educational or visitor related products
The Wicklow Trails Heritage Recording Project is an initiative that has the potential to help to engage and empower local communities with their heritage, and to create a platform for a model of meaningful and sustainable tourism.
The results are displayed here. We hope to continue this work in the months and years ahead and invite you to share your stories.