Arklow

Arklow is a town on the coast of County Wicklow at the outflow of the River Avoca. The name is Norse, meaning “Arnkell’s meadow”. It’s industrial and has become a commuter town for Dublin; in 2016 its population was 13,163.

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Vale of Avoca circa 1890

Trains run four or five times a day from Dublin Connolly via Tara Street, Pearse station, Dún Laoghaire, Bray, Wicklow Town and Rathdrum to Arklow, taking 1 hour 40 min. They continue south to Gorey, Enniscorthy, Wexford and Rosslare, which has ferries to Fishguard and Pembroke. 52.795-6.161 Arklow railway station is central in town.

Expressway Bus 2 runs hourly from Dublin Airport, city centre and southside to Arklow, one hour, and continues to Gorey, Enniscorthy and Wexford.

Wexford Bus 740 also runs hourly from Dublin Airport and city centre, but only stops at M11 junction 20 (Old Dublin Road), 2 km north of Arklow town centre. The slower 740A every couple of hours runs from Dublin Georges Quay to Rathnew, Wicklow Town, Arklow town centre and Gorey.

By car from north or south follow N11 / M11.

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