For centuries, the hill where Avon Ri is now located, looked out over a valley created by the Liffey and the King's Rivers. We have taken our name from the latter and Avon Ri now looks out over the Blessington Lakes - a resevoir created in 1944 by the damming and flooding of the valley. We found it to be such a beautiful setting and motivating location, that we decided to create something special. A resort that would encourage people to visit the area and stay a while to enjoy the landscape, partake in activities on the lakes and in the countryside and then be able to relax afterwards in a welcoming, familiar atmosphere in ideally situated accommodation.

Come and view our Avon Ri Gallery of old black and white photos telling the story of the reservoir and the locals - all on display in our Resort Clubhouse.
Local history website references to click through to:
Blessington Info
Beneath the Poulaphuca Reservoir

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    Welcome to Avon Ri Lakeshore Resort & Adventure Centre

    Whether you are planning a weekend away with friends, a family holiday in Ireland, a corporate team building event or even your wedding, Avon Rí offers an unforgettable experience 'that's different'.

    Avon Ri is a leisure & corporate resort purposely-built in a holiday village style, situated on the outskirts of the historical town of Blessington, overlooking the magnificent Blessington Lakes in County Wicklow 'The Garden of Ireland' at the foot of the Wicklow Mountains, and only 45 minutes from Dublin City Centre and Dublin Airport.

    Our resort combines luxury Townhouse Self-Catering Accommodation, a Lakeview Bar with Rooftop Terrace, a 'really good food' Lakeview Restaurant, along with a highly reputable Adventure Centre offering an extensive range of outdoor activities and leisure facilities including Swimming Pool & Gym, all situated in a breathtaking lakeshore setting spread over nine acres of land.

    Avon Rí is also very convenient to some of Ireland's most famous racecourses, including Punchestown and The Curragh, as well as excellent golf courses, such as The K Club, Tulfarris, The European and Lisheen Springs.