About Kilcoole

Welcome to
Kilcoole, County Wicklow

Kilcoole is an ancient settlement which owes its existence to the Rock of Kilcoole, a prominent outcropping which dominates the local coastal plain. An area of marshland called the Murrough begins at Kilcoole and extends southward toward Wicklow Town. This area is important for wildlife, especially for migrating birds. Kilcoole has an extensive shingle and sand beach popular with walkers. To the west lie the Wicklow Mountains. The peak of the Great Sugar Loaf is a prominent sight to the northwest.

Things to See

Visit the Rock of Kilcoole, explore our beautiful coastline, or learn about some of the historic country houses surrounding Kilcoole.


Learn where Kilcoole got its name, and why locals refer to Kilcoole as the Goose Bank


Explore the ancient Mass Path, wander the Wicklow coast, or take a loop walk through our beautiful countryside.


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