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Encyclopedia > County Wicklow
County Wicklow
Contae Chill Mhantáin
Location
centerMap highlighting County Wicklow
Statistics
Province: Leinster
County Town: Wicklow
Code: WW
Area: 2,024 km²
Population (2007) 114,676
Website: www.wicklow.ie

County Wicklow (Contae Chill Mhantáin in Irish) is a county on the east coast of the Ireland, immediately south of Dublin. Area: 2,024 km² (781 square miles). The county is bordered by the Irish Sea and the counties of Carlow, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, Kildare, South Dublin and Wexford. The county is part of the "Greater Dublin Area". Wicklow is known as "The Garden of Ireland" because of its scenery. Image File history File links map File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... During late Gaelic and early historic times Ireland was divided into provinces to replace the earlier system of the tuatha. ... Statistics Area: 19,774. ... A county town is the capital of a county in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 52. ... A number plate for a car registered in 2001 in County Dublin Index marks on Number plates in the Republic of Ireland issued since 1987 have the format YY-CC-SSSSSS where the components are: YY — a 2-digit year (e. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... For much of its history, the island of Ireland was divided into 32 counties (Irish language contae or condae, pronounced IPA: ). Two historical counties, County Desmond and County Coleraine, no longer exist. ... The Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST, internally called HT-7U) is a project being undertaken to construct an experimental superconducting tokamak magnetic fusion energy reactor in Hefei, the capital city of Anhui Province, in eastern China. ... Rugged coast of the West Coast of New Zealand The coast is defined as the part of the land adjoining or near the ocean. ... Statistics Province: Leinster County Town: Dublin Code: D Area: 921 km² Population (2006) 1,186,821 County Dublin (Irish: Contae Bhaile Átha Cliath), or more correctly today the Dublin Region[1] (Réigiúin Átha Cliath), is the area that contains the city of Dublin, the capital and largest city... Relief map of the Irish Sea. ... Statistics Province: Leinster County Town: Carlow Code: CW Area: 896 km² Population (2006) 50,471 Website: www. ... Dun Laoghaire–Rathdown1 (Irish: Dún Laoghaire–Ráth an Dúin) is a county in the Republic of Ireland which forms part of the now historical county of Dublin. ... Statistics Province: Leinster County Town: Naas Code: KE Area: 1,693 km² Population (2006) 186,075 Website: www. ... Statistics Province: Leinster County Town: Tallaght Code: D (SN proposed) Area: 222. ... Statistics Province: Leinster County Town: Wexford Code: WX Area: 2,352 km² Population (2006) 131,615 Website: www. ... Greater Dublin Area (GDA) is a loosely defined term which is used to describe the city of Dublin and the counties of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, Fingal, Kildare, Meath, South Dublin and Wicklow of the Republic of Ireland. ...


The county town is Wicklow (pop. 9,355), although the largest urban centre is Bray (pop. 30,951), on the northern border and effectively a Dublin suburb. Other main towns include Greystones (pop. 11,913) and Arklow (pop. 11,721). All of these towns are situated on the east coast. casey waz ere County Wicklow is sometimes known as 'the last county' as it was the last of the original counties to be established - in 1606 from land previously part of County Dublin. WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 52. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 52. ... Events January 27 - The trial of Guy Fawkes and other conspirators begins ending in their execution on January 31 May 17 - Supporters of Vasili Shusky invade the Kremlin and kill Premier Dmitri December 26 - Shakespeares King Lear performed in court Storm buries a village of St Ismails near... Statistics Province: Leinster County Town: Dublin Code: D Area: 921 km² Population (2006) 1,186,821 County Dublin (Irish: Contae Bhaile Átha Cliath), or more correctly today the Dublin Region[1] (Réigiúin Átha Cliath), is the area that contains the city of Dublin, the capital and largest city...

The Sally Gap
The Sally Gap

' The Military Road', stretching from Rathfarnham to Aughavannagh crosses the mountains, north to south, and was built by the British army to assist them in crushing rebels still active in the Wicklow Mountains following the failed [[Irish Rebellion of 1798|1798 rebellion]. It provided them with access to an area that had been a hotbed of Irish rebellion for centuries. Several barracks to house the soldiers were built along the route and the Glencree Reconciliation Centre was built alongside the remains of barracks there. Battalions of the Irish Army use firing ranges in County Wicklow for tactical exercises especially the largest one in the Glen of Imaal which was previously used by the British Army prior to independence. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Valley surrounding Powerscourt Waterfall The River Dargle flows over the Powerscourt Waterfall, falling 109 metres. ... Enniskerry town centre Enniskerry (Áth na Scairbhe in Irish) is a picturesque small town in County Wicklow, Republic of Ireland, with a population of approximately 1,800, although this measurement is subject to difficulties, depending on to what degree the increasingly populated surrounding areas are included. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... R115/Military Road at Sally Gap The Military Road between Laragh and Glenmalure; no longer the R115, just a local road The R115 is a regional road in the Republic of Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ... The Wicklow Mountains are a range of mountains in the south-east of Ireland. ... Irish Rebellion may refer to: The Geraldine Rebellion (1534) and the FitzGerald Rebellion against Henry VIII 1535 to 1537 to do with who was supreme head of the church[1] The Desmond Rebellions, that occurred in the 1560s, 1570s and 1580s in Munster. ... Glencree is a valley in the Wicklow Mountains in eastern Republic of Ireland. ... Troops from the Ranger wing, the Irish armys Special forces The Irish Army (Irish: Arm na hÉireann) is the main branch of the Irish Defence Forces (Óglaigh na hÉireann). ... A remote valley in the western Wicklow Mountains, the Glen of Imaal is ringed by the Lugnaquilla massif and its foothills. ... The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. ...


The Turlough Hill pumped-storage scheme, a significant civil engineering project, was carried out in the mountains in the 1960s and 1970s. The ancient monastery of Glendalough is located in County Wicklow. The local radio station for Wicklow is East Coast FM. Turlough Hill is Irelands only pumped-storage hydroelectricity plant, it is located in the mountains of County Wicklow off the R756 road at the Wicklow Gap. ... Pumped storage hydroelectricity is a method of storing and producing electricity to supply high peak demands by moving water between reservoirs at different elevations. ... The Falkirk Wheel in Scotland. ... Monastery of St. ... Ancient church at Glendalough monastic site Glendalough is a village located at the site of an ancient monastery located in County Wicklow, Ireland. ... East Coast FM (formerly known as BLB, Horizon FM, then East Coast Radio) is an Irish local radio station broadcasting from Bray, County Wicklow. ...

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Towns in Wicklow

WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 52. ... This article, image, template or category should belong in one or more categories. ... Aughrim (Eachroim, or Horse ridge” in Irish) is a small village in County Wicklow, Republic of Ireland. ... Avoca is a small town near Arklow, in County Wicklow in the Republic of Ireland. ... Ballinaclash, County Wicklow Ballinaclash is a village in east County Wicklow centered on a bridge that carries the R753 regional road across the Avonbeg River. ... Baltinglass is a village in County Wicklow in the Republic of Ireland. ... Blessington (Baile Coimin in Irish), is a town in County Wicklow, Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 52. ... Delgany is a small picturesque village nestled between Greystones and The Glen of the Downs. ... Donard is a small village in County Wicklow, Ireland located at the northern end of the Glen of Imaal, in the western part of the Wicklow Mountains. ... Dunlavin is a village in County Wicklow List of towns in the Republic of Ireland List of Irish Towns with a Market House Categories: | ... Enniskerry town centre Enniskerry (Áth na Scairbhe in Irish) is a picturesque small town in County Wicklow, Republic of Ireland, with a population of approximately 1,800, although this measurement is subject to difficulties, depending on to what degree the increasingly populated surrounding areas are included. ... Glencree is a valley in the Wicklow Mountains in eastern Republic of Ireland. ... Ancient church at Glendalough monastic site Glendalough is a village located at the site of an ancient monastery located in County Wicklow, Ireland. ... Glenealy Village Glenealy is a village 8 km east of Wicklow Town, in County Wicklow, on the R752. ... Grange Con (Gráinseach Choinn)(Granary of the Hound) is a village of about 200 people situated between Baltinglass and Dunlavin in West Wicklow. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ... The famous Hollywood Sign Hollywood is a small village in West County Wicklow on the R756, Wicklow Gap road, just off the N81 national route. ... Kilcoole (Cill Chomghaill in Irish), is a village in County Wicklow, Ireland. ... Killincarrig Village Killincarrig approaching from Greystones on the R762 Killincarrig (Coillín na Carraige) is a suburban village between Greystones and Delgany in North County Wicklow. ... Kilmacanogue (Irish: Chill Mocheanog, Mocheanogs Church) is a small village in the northern County Wicklow, in the Republic of Ireland. ... Kilpedder is situated in County Wicklow on the N11 between Kilmacanogue and Newtownmountkennedy. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ... The Avoca, or historically Ovoca, is a river in County Wicklow, Republic of Ireland. ... Newcastle is situated on a link road that runs along the East Coast of county Wicklow, Ireland from Bray to Wicklow town. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ... Rathnew (Ráth Naoi, or The Ring Fort of Naoi in Irish) is a village of County Wicklow in the Republic of Ireland with a population of 1,441. ... Rathdrum; R752 crossing the Avonmore River Rathdrum is a village in County Wicklow, Ireland. ... Roundwood (An tochar in Irish), is a village in County Wicklow, Ireland. ... Shillelagh is a town in County Wicklow, Republic of Ireland. ... Stratford, County Wicklow Stratford is a small village on the River Slaney in West Wicklow in Ireland. ... Tinahely is a village in County Wicklow, Ireland located south of the Wicklow Mountains. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 52. ... Woodenbridge is a small village in Co. ...

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    See also

    The Wicklow Way is a long distance way-marked walking trail in Ireland. ...

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