Co. Wicklow, Ireland
© Barry Thomas Hendrickson
This valley in the Wicklow Mountains feels remote, while only 10 miles south of Dublin. The Wicklow Mountains were remote enough to have provided a handy refuge for opponents to English rule. Rebels who took part in the 1798 Irish uprising hid out in this region for years. When the frustrated British built a military road in 1800 to help flush out the rebels, this area became more accessible.