Guided Walk of Glenasmole Valley


    Article first published in:
    Wicklow Mountain Views – The Newsletter of the Wicklow Uplands Council.
    Issue No. 30 – Summer 2019


Guided Walk of Glenasmole Valley

The theme for this year’s National Heritage Week is ‘Pastimes, Past Times’ and will see over 2,000 events happen across the country from the 17th – 25th of August.

To celebrate the event, Wicklow Uplands Council are organising a guided walk with well-known local Donie Anderson around parts of the Glenasmole Valley on the evening of Wednesday the 21st  of August.

Shaped by glacier activity and the River Dodder, the valley’s renowned picturesque beauty serves as the backdrop for this free event. This area of the Dublin uplands, has a deep history going back to the mythologies of Fionn MacCumhaill and his band of Irish warriors, Na Fianna. Many of the old traditions and hill farming practices that were once a common sight in the valley, will be explored during the walk and it will also include a visit to the Bog Road to take in the full vista of Dublin Bay and its capital city.

The guide, Donie Anderson, is a local hill-farmer who has recently been included as a notable practitioner of Traditional Sheep Farming and Sheepdog Training on the National Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage- a list that recognises and preserves Ireland’s important living cultural heritage.

This event is open to everyone above the age of 12 and it promises to be a fun and enjoyable experience with plenty of stories and anecdotes shared along the route. Dogs are not allowed on this walk as it will cross farmland areas and appropriate footwear is a must. 

Participants should meet beforehand at 6.45pm outside the Old Mill in Tallaght. Due to a bus service being organised to accommodate the group, advance booking is essential. Please RSVP to or by phone on 01-2818406.


The Glenasmole Valley which has many natural and man-made features including the Boohernabreena reservoirs.
The Glenasmole Valley which has many natural and man-made features including the Boohernabreena reservoirs.

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