My family had stayed at The Ritz-Carlton Powerscourt on our last trip to Ireland a few years ago, just 30 minutes outside of Dublin, in beautiful County Wicklow. We loved the nearby village of Enniskerry so much that we decided to stop for lunch again last week on our way back from Glendalough.
This is an ideal day trip from Dublin if you want to get away for just a bit - you get a real taste for the Irish countryside by exploring the Powerscourt Estate, gardens, and waterfall, and stopping for lunch in Enniskerry. Poppies is our favorite for breakfast or lunch - great sandwiches, quiches, and vegetables. If you feel like ice cream, try a cone from the adorable Sugar & Ice near the town clock. Ever see the movie Leap Year, with Amy Adams? You'll recognize Enniskerry and Poppies, from the scene where they miss the bus. The entire Powerscourt area has been the backdrop for many movies, for how beautifully Irish it is.