Location

Directions to Butlers Byrne

PLEASE FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS BELOW. DO NOT FOLLOW YOUR SAT NAV AS IT WILL SEND YOU A LONG ROUTE, DOWN BACKROADS AND OVER THE MOUNTAINS!

From Dublin City Centre:

  • South on the M11/N11. Exit at Junction 16 (signposted Rathnew R772) (47kms).
  • Go into Rathnew and then turn right at the roundabout taking the R752 to Rathdrum (13kms)
  • As you arrive into Rathdrum, take the R753 to Aughrim Village (12kms)
  • When you arrive in Aughrim Village, turn right onto Renagh Road and follow for 1km past GAA Stadium.
  • Turn left onto Rednagh Hill Road following the signs to the Butlers Byrne. Drive over the stone bridge and you’ll find Butlers Byrne B&B 200yds on the right

From Dublin Airport:

  • Leave Dublin Airport and join the M1 travelling South towards Dublin
  • Exit after 2 kms, and join the M50 Dublin orbital motorway, travelling Southbound for 39kms
  • Join the M11/N11 travelling Southbound. Exit at Junction 16 (signposted Rathnew R772) (29kms).
  • Go into Rathnew and then turn right at the roundabout taking the R752 to Rathdrum (13kms)
  • As you arrive into Rathdrum, take the R753 to Aughrim (12kms)
  • When you arrive in Aughrim Village, turn right onto Renagh Road and follow for 1km past GAA Stadium.
  • Turn left onto Rednagh Hill Road following the signs to the Butlers Byrne. Drive over the stone bridge and you’ll find Butlers Byrne B&B 200yds on the right

Aughrim – The Granite City

Known locally as “The Granite City” because of its many buildings constructed from locally quarried Wicklow Granite, Aughrim is beautifully situated at the junction of several mountain valleys. The valley of the River Ow boasts magnificent scenery, which extends north-west of Aughrim for about 10 miles to the foot of Lugnaquilla Mountain.

The village of Aughrim is very picturesque and is located approximately 80 km (1 hour drive) south of Dublin. There is an abundance of local pubs, restaurants where you dine in style. There are many impressive buildings of historical interest in the village. In the centre of the village the Forge and the Market House have interesting architectural features, while the Old Mill, the local Catholic and Church of Ireland church buildings are impressive landmarks. On the bi-centenary of the 1798 rebellion, a monument commemorating this important event in Irish history was erected in the village.

If you are an angler, there are a number of rivers in the locality renowned for fishing. The rivers Aughrim, Ow and Derry hold numerous small brown trout. Trout fishing is also available for all at Aughrim’s “Angling for All” National Disabled Angling Facility, with its wheelchair accessible lake, located in the village beside the Park Pavilion. Aughrim also has its own bowling green and is the home of the GAA County Ground.

National Tidy Towns Award Winners

In September 2007, after many years of hard work, Aughrim won Ireland’s highest accolade in the Tidy Towns competition, the Overall National Tidy Towns Award. President Mary McAleese visited Aughrim on 20th April 2008 to formally present the national award to the people of Aughrim. Achievement of the overall national award followed on from the success in 2006 of winning the prize as Ireland’s best kept small town. Also in June 2006, Aughrim won the title of “Irelands Best Kept Small Town” at a ceremony hosted by Northern Ireland Amenity Council Belfast and the Department of Environment, Heritage & Local Government, Dublin.

2009 was another exciting year for Aughrim. In addition to winning a gold medal in the National Tidy Towns competition, Aughrim also claimed the title of Irelands Tidiest Small Town again.In addition to these great achievements, several other major projects of interest to the village have recently been completed. Aughrim Tidy Towns Committee have completed construction of an extension to the Park Pavilion and Aughrim Community Field Committee have completed phase 1 of the construction of a new Community Sports Centre at Andy Allen Park. Aughrim Business Association was also formed in 2009 to help promote the village and Butlers Byrne B&B are proud to be a supporting member.

Aughrim is a thriving village with lots to do and see in the locality.

Contact Us

Butlers Byrne Guest House
Rednagh Hill
Aughrim
County Wicklow

Email: info@butlersbyrne.com
Tel: +353 (0) 87 246 3252

The facilities are excellent, I would recommend it to anyone in a heartbeat. Great for walkers! Ryan Smith