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IrelandWelcome to our page of information, attractions and places of interest around Arklow. The Arklow hotels listed below are either in the town or we have given a rough guide as to how far they are from Arklow. The Republic of Ireland is bound to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, to the east is the Irish Sea which reconnects to the ocean via the southwest with St. George's Channel and the Celtic Sea. The Republic of Ireland has 26 counties, and five cities — Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick, and Waterford. The west-coast of Ireland features cliffs, hills and low mountains. The centre of the country is flat with large areas of bogland. We hope you enjoy your stay and find your ideal accommodation from our list of Arklow hotels.

Arklow is a historic town in County Wicklow on the east coast of Ireland. Founded by the Vikings, and the location of one of the bloodiest battles of the 1798 rebellion, it is now a thriving commuter town. The town's English name derives from "Arknell's Low" (Arknell was a Viking leader, a low was an area of land). Its Irish name means "the great estuary". Artifacts from the Viking Period are on display in the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin. Arklow is situated at the mouth of the River Avoca, the longest river entirely within County Wicklow. Historically it was a major seafaring town, with both shipping and fishing using the port, and shipbuilding was a major industry. Sir Francis Chichester's yacht "Gypsy Moth III", in which he won the transatlantic single handed yacht race, was built here.

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Attractions Arklow is characterised by its bridge which is known as the "nineteen arches". The bridge was built in 1759, it is the longest stone arched bridge in Ireland and still one of the longest in Europe. Location: In the centre of Arklow.

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Attractions Maritime Musuem, St Mary's Road, Arklow. Tel: + 353 402 32868. The musuem depicts the strong seafaring tradition of the area and is one of the finest museums of its type in Ireland. The main attractions are memorabilia, models of ships such as the Titanic and recovered artifacts e.g. from the Lusitania. Visitors are also given a 15 minute Realplayer visual presentation on the history of the marine and Arklow. Location: In the centre of Arklow.

Maritime Musuem

Attractions Arklow Leisure Centre, Seaview Avenue. Along Seaview Avenue there is a state of the art playground for children aged two to twelve years of age. Also a Pitch and Putt club, Leisure Centre, complete with gym, sauna, steam room and public Swimming pool, tennis courts, a running track and a football pitch. Location: In the centre of Arklow.

Arklow Leisure Centre

Attractions Sailing is very popular in Arklow and it has its very own sailing club. Aklow Sailing club was established in 1972. Location: In the centre of Arklow.

Aklow Sailing club

Attractions Ormonde Castle. The last remenants of Ormonde Castle can be seen beside the Town Hall and local courthouse. Built in 1169AD on an old Viking site, it withstood many ravages until it was finally destroyed by Oliver Cromwell's troops in the 17th Century. Location: In the centre of Arklow.

Ormonde Castle

Avondale House & Forest Park

Attractions Avondale House & Forest Park (15 km away) - It was here in 1846 that one of the greatest political leaders of modern Irish history, Charles Stewart Parnell, was born. Parnell spent much of his time at Avondale until his death in October 1891. The house is set in a magnificent forest park with miles.

Avondale House & Forest Park

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