Dwyer McAllister Cottage

Dwyer McAllister Cottage

Contact Details


Co. Wicklow
W91 D273

Telephone No: +353 404 45325/45352
(Glendalough Visitor Centre)

Fax No: +353 404 45626
(Glendalough Visitor Centre)


Opening Hours


Mid June - Mid September
14.00 - 18.00.

Last admission 45 minutes before closing

Contact +353 404 45325/45352 for access

Average Length of Visit: 30 minutes

Admission Fees



Exhibitions, Toilets


Following Government guidelines this site is closed until further notice.

The cottage nestles in the shade of Kaedeen mountain at the top of a grassy lane off the Donard to Rathdangan road in Co. Wicklow. It is a fine example of a traditional thatched cottage built with local stone and whitewashed inside and out. It was from this cottage, in the Winter of 1799, that the famed rebel, Michael Dwyer, fought the encircling British groups and finally made good his escape over the snow covered mountains. The cottage was later destroyed by fire and lay in ruins for almost 150 years. It was restored to its original form as a monument in the late 1940's and again extensively repaired and re-roofed in 1992.
Restricted access for visitors with disabilities

Location: 9km south-east of Donard

Bus Route(s): None

Guided Tours: None

Leaflet/Guide book: None

Seasonal Events: Please check in advance using contact details listed above

Photography / Video allowed: Yes. Commercial photography requires permission