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Below is some of the press coverage and feedback we have received recently.  We always appreciate feedback whether good or bad, if you wish to contact us regarding your recent stay, please email us on info@woodenbridgehotel.com or post your review on TripAdvisor.

Irish Examiner

Celebrating 400 years of touristic excellence
The Woodenbridge hotel is one of Ireland's oldest hotels (1608) located in the Wicklow mountains national park, Ireland. It was here that Michael Collins, hero of the War of Independence, engaged in secret meetings with British Intelligence in February. 1922
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Irish Independent

Klondike: Irish-style ... 
After an hour or so, I seek solace in the nearby Woodenbridge Hotel, the country's oldest Inn.
Established in 1608 and now branded under the chain, Best Western, it gets American tourists by the coach-load. In its 400-year history it can't have seen a busier time than the autumn of 1795. "Do you get many people looking for gold around here?" I ask the woman on reception. She regards me in the way one might a dangerous dog.

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Sunday Mirror

You Woodn't Holiday ...

Naomi 'McElroy discovers a Bridge not too far from Dublin and it's well worth the visit for a relaxing step back in time.

IF YOU're looking for the perfect relaxing weekend break, historic, culture-packed trip or adventurous hike through some of the most beautiful countryside on the planet then there's just one place to go — the Woodenbridge Hotel.

And best of all, there's no annoying queuing up in airports and sorting all your stuff into little plastic bags. That's because the Woodenbridge is right here in Ireland.

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Food & Wine Magazine

History lessons ...

The Woodenbridge Hotel, in the Vale of Avoca in Wicklow, is celebrating its 400th birthday! For many years the hotel was a popular staging post for merchants engaged in commerce between Dublin and the south east.

Eamon De Valera spent his honeymoon at the hotel and Michael Collins also stayed at the hotel while engaging in secret meetings with senior British Army officers in February 1922.

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Sunday World

Nestled in one of Wicklow's prettiest Valleys ...
On the banks of the Avoca River, Woodenbridge hotel boasts breath-taking surroundings.

it is true that most lodgings in this part of the country benefit from stunning scenery, but what sets Woodenbridge apart is its rich historical background (it is Ireland's oldest hotel) and the warm welcome and personal service that you can only get from a family- run hotel such as this.

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Mail on Sunday

Great Escapes ...

The Wicklow Hills set a less strenuous test for the old hiking boots, and Footfalls Holidays - (0404) 45152 or www.walking hiking ireland.com has teamed up with Woodenbridge Hotel & Lodge - where you can stay in Eamon de Valera's honeymoon suite

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Irish Times

The Woodenbridge Hotel - Eamon and Sinead de Valera honeymoon Suite ...
CLAIMING YOU'RE the oldest anything in a country full of history anoraks is a tricky business, but Woodenbridge Hotel & Lodge, in Co Wicklow, is sticking firmly to its story that it is the oldest hotel in Ireland. Its claim seems solid enough, as it's based on the licensing of a coaching inn that stood on the spot in 1608 and for a couple of centuries afterwards.
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Wicklow People

400 years of top class service ...

ANY business that maintains a bustling trade over four centuries must be doing something right and now that the Woodenbridge Hotel in the Vale of Avoca has reached its 400th anniversary customers are in for a special celebration.

This traditional and formidable venue has everything that true family- run business offers including that personal touch and attention to detail that is often lost when a business expands. The Woodenbridge Hotel has kept its abundance of charm and its relaxed and welcoming atmosphere is as appealing today as ever before.

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Bray People

An ideal location for your Wedding ...

BEST Western Woodenbridge Hotel & Lodge is the ideal venue for your wedding reception.

As a family run hotel it can tailor make a package to suit your needs, and we will be there on the day to ensure everything runs exactly as planned.

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