River Valleys and Rolling Hills.
Most visitors to Ireland arrive in the East, either at the airport in Dublin or one of the ferry ports along the coast. For that reason, the East is often just a thoroughfare, but one should really take the time to really explore the capitol city of the Emerald Isle, a small piece that really completes the puzzle. It takes no more than an hour to drive from Dublin to the lonely valleys up-country and the forests and hilly countryside of the Wicklow Mountains. The mountains in Wicklow County are a treasure for hikers, and parts of Wicklow Way are accessible to the non-experienced hiker as well. The Ice Age glaciers have left behind a unique landscape, creating soft rolling hills, river valleys and lakes.