Kilmacurragh is easily accessible by car, and is located just 5km off the N11 at Junction 18 (near the Beehive pub). There is plenty of free car and coach parking available. The entrance gates have been widened and can accommodate large buses easily.
Unfortunately there is no easy to access to Kilmacurragh by public transport. The closest urban centre with good connectivity is Wicklow which has good Bus and Rail services from Dublin.
If driving south from Dublin on the N11, leave the motorway at junction 18 (well signposted) south of Wicklow. Cross the motorway and take the L1113. Keep to the main route, and you will find the entrance to the gardens on your left after 5km.
If driving from the south on the N11, again leave the motorway at junction 18, and take the L1113 from the roundabout. Keep to the main route, and you will find the entrance to the gardens on your left after 5km.
If driving from Rathdrum, leave the village on the R752, signposted as Deputys’ Pass (Glenealy – Rathnew – Wicklow). After crossing the river there is a series of two hairpin bends and about 1.5km from Rathdrum there is a right turn (L1152) signposted Barndarrig. After 4km, turn left (signposted Wicklow 12km). After c. 200m you come to a division in the road, keep right. A further 1km further you will come to the entrance on your right.
GPS: either use the Garmin loc8 system with this code: SLP-21-LP9 or input the following latitude 52.9341 and longitude -6.1529.
National Botanic Gardens, Kilmacurragh, Co. Wcklow
Welcome to the National Botanic Gardens, Kilmacurragh.