The cottage nestles in the shade of Kaedeen mountain at the top of a grassy lane off the Donard to Rathdangan road in Co. Wicklow.  It is a fine example of a traditional thatched cottage built with local stone and whitewashed inside and out.  It was from this cottage, in the winter of 1799, that the famed rebel, Michael Dwyer, fought the encircling British troops and finally made good his escape over the snow covered mountains. The cottage was later destroyed by fire and lay in ruins for almost 150 years.  It was restored to its original form as a monument in the late 1940s and again extensively repaired and re-roofed in 1992.

Address: Derrynamuck, Knockanarrigan, Co. Wicklow

Telephone No: +353 404 45325/52 (Glendalough Visitor Centre)

Email: info@heritageireland.ie

Location: Traveling north or south on the N81 between Blessington and Baltinglass, the Dwyer McAllister Cottage is signposted. Proceed to Knockanarrigan and turn right in the village (signposted). Alternatively travel via Rathdangan, turning north in the village.

Facilities: Exhibition, toilet

Admission: Free

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