Location & Directions

The Glenmalure Lodge is located in the centre of County Wicklow. It is around 95km South of Dublin Airport by road and 115km North of Rosslare Harbour. As an alternative to driving the car, you can take a train with Irish Rail from either Dublin or Rosslare and get off at Rathdrum Train Station. We can arrange to pick you up from there. You can also take St Kevin’s Bus from Dublin or Bray to Glendalough and we can arrange a lift for you from there. Alternatively, you can do what many of our guests do, and follow the Wicklow Way from Marlay Park in Dublin and arrive at our front door on foot!

Directions from Dublin Airport

The Glenmalure Lodge is 95km from Dublin Airport. The most direct route is by taking the M50 around the centre of Dublin which takes around 90 minutes by car.

M50 Toll: The M50 has one toll point between Junctions 6 & 7 but this does not have a toll booth. You must pay your bill either online at www.eflow.ie or at any petrol station in the surrounding Dublin area. The toll must be paid before 8pm of the following day. If you are renting a car, check with the car hire company and they will advise you if you need to make payment or if they will add this cost to your overall bill.

When leaving the Airport, follow the signposts for the M50 and enter the Motorway heading Southbound.

The M50 curves around the South of Dublin and merges with the M11 after 40km. After a further 30km, take Exit 16 for Rathnew & Wicklow.

Upon leaving the motorway, pass straight through the first roundabout. You will reach a second roundabout at the centre of Rathnew after 1km. Turn right at this roundabout onto the R772 for Rathdrum. Within 400m this turns into the R752.

Follow the R752 through Glenealy to reach Rathdrum after 14km. Ignore the first turn-off for the village of Rathdrum by continuing uphill for a further kilometer. You will pass a park on the right, you will see a crossroads with Avon Motors on the left. Turn right here to enter the main street of Rathdrum.

Turn left after 200m between the Bank of Ireland and the Market Square.

After climbing a steep hill, you will reach a T-junction at the Fair Green at ½km. Turn left here and proceed along the Greenan Road.

After 4½km you will reach Greenan and Byrne’s Pub will be on your right. Take the next right turn, just before the road crosses a bridge over the Avonbeg River.

Continue straight ahead for a further 5½km to reach the Glenmalure Lodge. You will see the Lodge on the right of the road with a large car park on the left.

Directions from Dublin City Centre

When leaving the City Centre, take the N11 route out of the city. After the roundabout for Shankhill, the N11 becomes the M11 and shortly merges with the M50. 30km from this point, take Exit 16 for Rathnew & Wicklow.

Upon leaving the motorway, pass straight through the first roundabout. You will reach a second roundabout at the centre of Rathnew after 1km. Turn right at this roundabout onto the R772 for Rathdrum. Within 400m this turns into the R752.

Follow the R752 through Glenealy to reach Rathdrum after 14km. Ignore the first turn-off for the village of Rathdrum by continuing uphill for a further kilometer. You will pass a park on the right, you will see a crossroads with Avon Motors on the left. Turn right here to enter the main street of Rathdrum.

Turn left after 200m between the Bank of Ireland and the Market Square.

After climbing a steep hill, you will reach a T-junction at the Fair Green at ½km. Turn left here and proceed along the Greenan Road.

After 4½km you will reach Greenan and Byrne’s Pub will be on your right. Take the next right turn, just before the road crosses a bridge over the Avonbeg River.

Continue straight ahead for a further 5½km to reach the Glenmalure Lodge. You will see the Lodge on the right of the road with a large car park on the left.

Directions from Rosslare Europort

Those arriving to Ireland on a ferry from Fishguard, Pembroke, Le Harve, Roscoff or Cherbourg should know that Rosslare Europrt is approx 115km from the Glenmalure Lodge and takes just over 2 hours to drive.

Once having disembarked the ferry, follow the N25 for approx 20km. At the New Ross Road Roundabout in Belmont, take the 2nd exit, signposted for Dublin, and join the start of the N11.

Continue for another 20km to reach the town of Enniscorthy. Follow the signposts for Dublin and the N11 when passing through the town.

Stay on the N11 for a further 20km, passing through Ferns and Camolin before joining the M11 at Clough.

After another 20km, exit the Motorway at Junction 21, which is signposted for Arklow. Take the 4th exit at the first roundabout to pass beneath the Motorway. Then take the first exit point on the next roundabout, which is also signposted for Arklow.

After 2km, you will enter the outskirts of Arklow. Over the following 1½km, you will pass straight through two roundabouts before reaching the third at the top end of Arklow’s Main Street. Take the 2nd exit on this roundabout for the Vale Road R747.

At just under 7km, you reach Woodenbridge and the road swings around to the right and becomes the R752. Another 3km will pass the turn-off for Avoca Village and a further 3km still will pass the Meeting of the Waters. Having navigated through a chicane, continue for another 800m and take the first left turn for Ballinaclash.

Drive slowly along the narrow Mill Road for 2km to reach a T-Junction at Ballinaclash. Turning left, cross a bridge and immediately turn right onto Furness Road and in the direction of Greenan.

After 600m, bear right at the Y-Junction in the road and then continue for a further 3km to reach a crossroads in Greenan. Turn right at these crossroads and take the next left after crossing a bridge.

Continue straight ahead and arrive at the front of the Glenmalure within 4km.