Gillian Nelis on dining out: Quality offering from a Wicklow eatery that’s steeped in history

Located close to Ardmore Studios, Wicklow Arms once played host to the likes of Burton and Taylor. Now, having been closed for over a decade, it’s back in style

The Wicklow Arms in Delgany, Co Wicklow: culinary talent and unflappable serving staff. Picture: Fergal Phillips

The Wicklow Arms

Delgany, Co Wicklow


Chef: Oran Colhoun

It’s the night before St Patrick’s Day, and to say that spirits are running high in the Wicklow Arms in Delgany is a serious understatement. Between families eating dinner, groups of friends catching up over cocktails, and older customers supping creamy pints at the bar, the place is hopping.

Not wishing to be left out, we order a clover club and a mojito (€10.50 ...