Updated: Sep 7, 2021
The wide and meandering Avoca River flows through Arklow’s town centre and is a haven for nature lovers. A 3km Riverwalk loop begins from edge of the 19 Arches Bridge and The Bridge Hotel. Follow the river on a journey inland under the enormous weeping willows which tip the water’s surface in places.
Wildlife abounds and you will see plenty of swans, geese, otters, squirrels and even ponies along the way! As you leave the riverbank continue along the path towards the Vale Road, keeping left. After 500m take a left onto the Coomie Lane, with good views of the remains of the Ormond Castle walls to your right as you make your way back onto the riverbank.
Several interesting art installations are to be found along the route including a low wall covered with hand-painted ceramic tiles designed by primary school children from Arklow and Chateaudun in France. Dotted along the walk are several hand-carved wooden sculptures depicting native animals.
Parking: in the adjacent Bandstand/Main Street Car Park (charges apply)
Public Toilets: adjacent within the Car Park