Vale of Avoca Hotels
The Vale begins at a confluence between the Avonmore (Abhainn Mór - Big River) and Avonbeg (Little River), where they form the Avoca. This new river is forded about three miles downstream by a small village of the same name, where you can visit the famous Avoca mill and see an example of the handweaving craft which has made the place famous. The village makes an ideal place to make your base while you hike through the vale, and this is by the far the best way to get a sense of it. You can stroll along the riverbanks, or take a detour up the valley and see if you can catch a glimpse of some of the small furry creatures (no, not the Wicklow natives…) who get to wake up every morning and live there.