Today’s Close-up: Wicklow Gap, Ireland

Wicklow Gap, Dublin, Ireland
Wicklow Gap, Dublin, Ireland

Do you recognize the scenery? After much racking of brain and tearing out of hair, we discovered the movie that was filmed here at Wicklow Gap. Drum roll…with Matthew McConaughey…2002…Reign of Fire!* Ha, I’d never heard of it either. In fact, Wicklow Gap is gorgeous and was the route through the mountains from the central monasteries to the sea. Lots of granite boulders, with a picturesque little river running through, it’s perfect for all you hikers and bikers out there. The road descends to beautiful Glendalough in the Wicklow Mountains National Park, also known as the “Garden of Ireland.”

*From IMDB: “A brood of fire-breathing dragons emerges from the earth and begins setting fire to everything, establishing dominance over the planet.”

2 responses to “Today’s Close-up: Wicklow Gap, Ireland”

    • There are plenty of areas without the boulders to hike. I notice signs are regularly posted to be aware of bikers on the road, and drivers seem especially cautious. That said, this boulder field makes a pretty picture, doesn’t it?

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