Aughrim, Co. Wicklow

Aughrim (Eachroim, or "Horse ridge” in Irish) is a small, attractive village in County Wicklow that lies in a scenic valley where the Ow and Derry rivers meet to form the Aughrim river.

Aughrim has won the tidiest town in County Wicklow award from 1996-2005. There are a number of unusual granite terraced houses throughout the village, constructed - along with a forge, and town hall - at the behest of the Earl of Meath. Aughrim was a granite mining village, and this material is widely used, giving the village a distinctive and coherent architecture.

The tumbling river, which divides the village is a big attraction for fisherfolk. Aughrim makes a good base for a fishing or walking holiday, or simply to explore the area. The Sean Linehan Way provides woodland and riverside walking in the valleys of the Three Wells and Macreddin Brooks, and access to nearby Cushbawn Hill.

 

Gardens

Kilmacurragh Arboretum - National Botanic Garden - Kilbride County Wicklow Ireland
Kilmacurragh Arboretum - National Botanic Garden
Redcross, Co. Wicklow
Kilmacurragh is a most exciting place to visit, for here you can time travel between the plant hunting of the Victorian era and see the results of today’s plant hunting in action. Grown from seed gathered in the wild, some of the new i ...

Golf

Arklow Golf Club - Arklow County Wicklow Ireland
Arklow Golf Club
Arklow, Co. Wicklow
Course Type: Links
Arklow Golf Club was formed in 1927 and is an 18 hole par 69 Links is a traditional designed course and offers all levels of golfer the opportunity to test their skills to the fullest. Sand warrens, bunkers and large links greens ensure that vis ...

Self Catering

Selfcatering
Wicklow Lighthouse
Wicklow, Co. Wicklow
Wicklow Head Lighthouse has safeguarded and decorated the scenic Wicklow coastline since 1781. It is a peace seeker’s haven with inspiring and refreshing views of the Irish Sea. The landscape and scenery surrounding the lighthouse provide a ...

What's On

Gorey Farmers Market - County Wexford - Saturdays
Gorey Farmers Market

Gorey Community School Car Park, Esmonde Street, Gorey, County Wexford

Saturday : 9AM to 2PM

Contact: Pat Roche - 087 794 8830 www.wexfordfarme ...

Tourist Attractions

Avondale House & Forest Park - Rathdrum County Wicklow Ireland
Avondale House & Forest Park
Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow
Avondale House was built in 1777 for Samuel Hayes and when he died in 1795 the house passed to the Parnell Family. It was at Avondale that Charles Stewart Parnell, one of the greatest political leaders of modern Irish history, was born in 1846. ...

Wedding Venues

Wedding
Sha Roe Bistro
Clonegal, Co. Carlow
Henry Stone - well known for his years as head chef at nearby Marlfield House - and his partner, Stephanie Barrillier, hit the ground running when they opened this restaurant on the ground floor of a 1690 house on the main street of Clonegal, in ...
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