things to do in wicklow

January – February Events 2014

Eco Tourism Events Ireland Jan-Feb 2014

Coming up:
It may be Winter but there’s still lot’s of fun outdoor activities that you can enjoy with our EAI members:
Mountain Skills Course
11th January 2014 – Two day course
01st February 2014 – Two day course
Pre-Booking Essential
Lampshade (stained glass) and Jewelry (fused glass) weekend
Sat/Sun 22/23 Feb.
Pre-Booking Essential
Gold Panning Every Saturday Pre-Booking Essential
Avoca Mines Walk -Saturdays and Sundays Pre-Booking Essential
Irish Seaweed Safari – Daily – Pre-Booking Essential
Sea Kayaking and Surfing – Daily – Pre-Booking Essential
Burren Walks and Climbing Days – Pre-Booking Essential

There's gold in them there hills

Gold Panning Every Saturday

These tours are now fully booked for the remainder of the season – Apologies for the inconvenience
We’ve seen the movies, identified the ‘prospector’, imagined the thrill of striking GOLD!
Now is your opportunity to travel to the Vale of Avoca, “one of Europe’s most beautiful locations”and try your hand at some river panning for Gold
We can’t promise a large nugget of gold of the 22 oz variety which, local legend has it, was found in this valley and made into a snuff box for King George VI, but there’s gold in Wicklow still! In fact gold has just been rediscovered in the Avoca area by a large mining company, with a view to mining it in the near future.
gold-panning-avocaWe can promise lots of fun, beautiful landscapes, a great guide, lots of camaraderie and, maybe, a little bit of gold….
All you need is your enthusiasm!

  • When: Every Saturday at 10am
  • How Long?: Approximately 2-3 hours
  • Meeting Point: Avoca Handweavers Mill, Avoca Village

How to Get There:
by car to Avoca or bus* to Arklow with complimentary transfer to Avoca for up to 6 people maximum.
Bookings must be made 24 hours in advance.
Gold Panning Vouchers:

  • Family Ticket (2 adults 2 children) €60
  • (€5 per additional child)
  • Couple €50,
  • Single Adult €25

(includes Gold Panning Activity, use of All Gold Panning Equipment, warming Avoca Cafe soup and brown bread (hot chocolate for the kids), and Avoca Mill Tour)
EAI Map Ref: Avoca Handweavers Mill >>
These tours are now fully booked for the remainder of the season – Apologies for the inconvenience