The Military Road runs North to South across the top of the Wicklow Mountains and was built between 1800 and 1809 by the British Army in the wake of the 1798 Rebellion. The road was constructed in order to open up the mountains to the army so that they may hunt down insurgents hiding in the hills. Running from Rathfarnham in South County Dublin to Aghavannagh in County Wicklow, it was 36 miles long. Four barracks were built along its route at Glencree, Laragh, Glenmalure and Aghavannagh. The stone bridges which are clearly visable along its route are more than 200 years old and have required no remedial work. This is a testament to the engineering and construction skills of the Army.