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Arklow Map and Tourist Information

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The History of Arklow…

Developed as one of the earliest towns in Ireland by viking raiders in the 8th and 9th century.  Arklow has it’s origins in the name “Arnkell Low”, who was a chieftan who took his part of the county as his bounty.  Arklow is situated on the East coast of Ireland in county Wicklow.  It is 77km south of Dublin City, 87km south of Dublin Airport, 79km south of Dublin Ferryport and 90km north of Rosslare Ferryport.

How to get there
By car: Take exit 20 or 21 off the N11.
By bus: The bus Eireann 002 and 005 buses come through Arklow. The Dublin to Rosslare Europort train also stops here.

Angling - Shore Angling is popular from Arklows South Beach and Clogga Strand.

Walking - Local walks include the Glenart Walk, Town Walk, Kynochs Walk, Shelton Forest Walk, Love Lane Walk and South Beach Walk.  For more details on all available walks contact the tourist office on 0402-32484 or visit www.arklow.ie and www.irishtrails.ie

Sports & Leisure Centre - Indoor leisure centre with swimming pool, sauna, gym, racquetball, squash courts, sports hall and Children’s Play Area.  Tel: 0402-23328 Free outdoor gym.
Golf - Green fees available at nearby golf clubs Arklow Links, Seafield, Woodenbridge, The European Club,
Wicklow and Blainroe. Pitch and Putt also available near the North Beach.
For more details ask at the tourist office.

Watersports - Arklow is the ideal location for sailing, windsurfing and boating.

Swimming - Arklow has two sandy beaches at the North and South shore.

Horse Riding - Equestrian enthusiasts can enjoy trekking and cross-country with lessons provided for beginners

Maritime Museum
Located at the Bridgewater Shopping Centre, this museum depicts the strong seafaring history and tradition of the town.   
Tel: 086-4460784.  www.martitimemuseumarklow.com
Opening Hours Tues.-Sat. 10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm.  Sun & Mon. Open on request for groups and tours.  Admission Fees.  Adult a5. Senior Citizen/Child a2.

Ormonde Castle
The last remnants of Ormonde castle can be seen beside the old Town Hall and Courthouse, across the road from the tourist office.  Built in 1169AD on an old Viking site, it withstood many ravages until finally destroyed by Oliver Cromwell’s troops in the 17th century.

Abbey Cemetery
This cemetery contains memorials dating from 1712 covering Arklow’s diverse social history over 3 centuries.
 The cemetery is about 500m from the tourist office and access is from Abbey lane off the Main Street or from the Castlepark carpark.

Vale of Avoca
To the North West of Arklow lies one of Ireland's most scenic valleys.  Avoca Handweavers, containing Ireland’s oldest mill, is located in Avoca village, which is a typical Irish village were the television programme “Ballykissangel” was filmed.

Brittas Bay
Six miles North of Arklow lies Brittas Bay, one of Ireland’s finest beaches.  The sand dune system is an area of special interest with many species of birds and insects.

Glendalough
Unique monastic settlement dating from the 6th century. Set in a beautiful valley with visitors centre, scenic walks and nature trails. Web: www.glendalough.ie

Wicklow’s Historic Gaol
Welcome to one of Ireland’s best and most interactive experiences. On entering the building you will be transported back in time and meet face to face with some of the most notorious characters to have walked the floors of this dramatic and history filled building.  
Facilities include Cafe and Craft & Gift Shop.  The Gaol is open daily Mon-Sun 10.30am - last admission 4.30pm.  Log onto www.wicklowshistoricgaol.com for further information.
Important Telephone Numbers


GARDA STATION  (Police)…………………….0402 32304

DOCTORS
Care Doctor ………………………………………1850 334999
Bentley, Dr. A.,
Bradshaws Lane, Arklow ………………………0402 32418
Buggle, Dr. N., Ferrybank,
Arklow 0402 32264
Dr. R. Foster, 1 Harbour Road …….………..0402-32617
Dr. A.M. O’Farrell, St. Mary’s Rd. …….…….0402-39841

PHARMACY
Grants Pharmacy
Old Wexford Road, Arklow …….…….………0402 20030
Duffys Medical Hall,
46 Main Street.……………….….……………….0402-32457
First Choice Pharmacy (Duffys)
Tescos, Wexford Road …….…….……………0402-41104
Holly’s Pharmacy,
40/41 Main Street…….….….…….……………0402-32456
Hickey’s Pharmacy,
Bridgewater Shopping Centre….………….. 0402-41166
O’Mearas Pharmacy,
30 Upper Main Street…………………………..0402-32045
Ferrybank Pharmacy,
Unit 1 Ferrybank  ………….…………………….0402-33618
FIRE BRIGADE
Croghan Indus. Est, Arklow….…..….…….……..999/112
TRAIN STATION
St. Mary's Road, Arklow….….….…….….…..0402 32519

CHURCH SERVICES
Roman Catholic
St. Mary & Peters, Main St…….….….………0402 31716
Sundays 8.30am, 11.30am & 7pm
Saturdays 6.30pm.
Weekdays: 8am & 10am
St. Josephs, Templerainey ................….0402 32153
Sundays 10.15am
Church of Ireland -
St. Saviour's, Arklow. …….….…….………….0402 32439
Sunday Service 11.30am
Methodist Church,
Ferrybank, Arklow ……….………………………0404 69682
Sunday Service 10.00am
Presbyterian Church,
Dublin Road, Arklow .……….…………….……01 2874479
Sunday Service 10.00am

ARKLOW LIBRARY/INTERNET
St. Marys Road, Arklow….….….…….………0402 39977
Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm
(closed for lunch 1-2pm)
Open late Tues & Wed 6pm - 8.30pm

PUBLIC PARKING
Min charge 20c for 20 mins. Or a1 per hour
(no time limit)
No charge on Saturday & Sunday at present time

SHOPPING
Bridgewater Shopping Centre