Wicklow Tourism Alliance has recently introduced the Wicklow Passport initiative aimed at encouraging locals and visitors to explore County Wicklow. Passport holders can collect the various Wicklow Stamps, and discover the activities, attractions, and hospitality on offer across the County. The Wicklow Passport is a fantastic opportunity to highlight the hidden gems around the Garden of Ireland.
What is it?
Loosely based on the ‘Camino Passport’ in Spain, the Wicklow Passport is a series of stamps that can only be collected at the respective towns or villages represented on each stamp. For example, you can only get the Shillelagh stamps at stamping locations around Shillelagh. The Wicklow Passport can be stamped through a network of participating businesses within each area. Areas include Arklow, Ashford, Aughrim, Avoca, Baltinglass, Blessington, Bray, Dunlavin, Enniskerry, Glendalough, Greystones, Hollywood, Rathdrum, Roundwood, Shillelagh, Tinahely and Wicklow Town.
Cathaoirleach of Wicklow County Council Pat Kennedy commented “This is an excellent concept initiated by Fred Verdier of the Wicklow Tourism Alliance. Even for those of us who have an in-depth knowledge of Wicklow, there is always somewhere different to explore, it brings a whole new appreciation of the beauty of County Wicklow, the range of things to see and do and the high-quality accommodation, food and drink on offer. Frank Curran Chief Executive of Wicklow County Council and Chair of Wicklow Tourism Alliance added “This offers fun for all the family, It is a great way to spend weekends or the mid-term break”
Where do I get a Wicklow Passport & where do I get it stamped?
The Wicklow Passport can be purchased for €2 online at http://visitwicklow.ie/passport. Or can be collected free of charge from participating stamping locations, or through the Wicklow Libraries at Bray, Greystones, Arklow and Blessington. The list of stamping locations is available at http://visitwicklow.ie/passport by clicking on each icon.
Become a Wicklow Ambassador and enjoy discounts and offers!
Collect 15 or more Wicklow Stamps, and claim your Wicklow Ambassador Certificate by sending us a photo of your stamped passport via the online form. Keep your passport and use it to enjoy offers, discounts and deals at participating Wicklow businesses (coming up!).
If your business would like to become an official stamp location please email firstname.lastname@example.org requesting more information about the onboarding process.