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Avoca Handweavers

Avoca Handweavers is the oldest working woollen mill in Ireland and one of the world's oldest manufacturing companies in the world....

Thomas Moore Memorial Park

Driving inland 13km from Arklow will bring you to the Meeting of the Waters, a scenic beauty-spot where the Avonmore and Avonbeg rivers come

Arklow Heritage Panels

If you are interested in learning more about the history and heritage of Arklow, pop in to the Arklow Library to view the new Heritage...

Avoca Painting School

The Avoca Gallery is an exhibition space, artist studio and home to Avoca Painting School, located 10km from Arklow on the main road...

Fr. Murphy and 1798 Memorial

Overlooking the Parade Ground on Arklow’s Main Street is an imposing monument, sculpted by George Smyth of Dublin to commemorate the...

World War 1 Memorial Park

The Wicklow War 1 Memorial was designed to commemorate the 1,192 men from the county who lost their lives in the first World War...

Arklow Maritime Museum

Arklow Maritime Museum & Heritage Research Centre, located on the North Quay, looks out over the Great Estuary of the River Avoca. As you...

Ormonde Castle Ruins

While only the ruins of the Ormonde Castle remain, the castle origins can be traced back to the Viking times, and this site marks the...

The 19 Arches Bridge

Straddling the Great Estuary at the mouth of the River Avoca is Arklow’s iconic Nineteen Arches bridge, built between 1754 and 1976 by...

The Abbey of the Holy Cross

The Abbey of the Holy Cross was a Dominican Friary established in Arklow in the year 1264, at the invitation of Theobald FitzWalter...

The Howard Mausoleum Pyramid

At the Old Kilbride Graveyard on the outskirts of Arklow Town is Arklow's Pyramid, described as the largest pyramid tomb 'beyond the...

Arklow Pottery

Arklow Pottery was founded in 1934 at South Quay and while the building is now defunct, and the pottery no longer in production, the ...

Arklow Town Historical Sites

There are many places of interest dotted around Arklow and the surrounding area hold importance in our history. Many are lost to the past...

Religious Sites of Arklow

Lady’s Well was situated near Arklow Rock and near to a church called Chapel Hogan. It is commonly known as The Grotto and in the pas...

The Mottee Stone

The Mottee Stone is a huge granite boulder, weighing about 150 tons, situated on a high point near the hamlet of Conary, not far from...

The Avoca Mines


On the banks of the River Avoca between The Meetings of the Waters and the village of Avoca, the Avoca Mines once straddled the valley...

Avoca Courthouse Heritage Centre


Located in the centre of the village, the Avoca Heritage Centre is in a bright Ochre colour building, formerly a Courthouse, right next...

History & Heritage Attractions