The harbour of Wicklow Town looks a bit like the city’s recreational area. Walkers and swimmers romp around the quay wall, on the meadows above the harbour you meet families having picnics or playing football. And all this against the beautiful backdrop of the harbour and the Wicklow Mountains behind it, as well as the rugged coast to the south. Just a stone’s throw south of the harbour, the ruins of Black Castle are enthroned on a rock. Above the harbour there are also some 19th century cannons, mounted in anticipation of a French invasion, which were never fired.