Arklow  County Wicklow


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Arklow like this:

Arklow, bar., containing the par. and town of Arklow, SE. co. Wicklow -- bar., 67,280 ac., pop. 15,671; par., 8110 ac., pop. 5213. A. is a township and seaport situated at the mouth of the river Ovoca 49 miles S. by E. from Dublin by rail, is the shipping port for the copper and lead mines in the vale of the Ovoca, and is the chief seat of the Wicklow herring and oyster fisheries, which are largely carried on at Arklow Bank, an extensive shoal off the coast; 1572 ac., pop. ...

4777; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Thursday. Its ancient fortress was captured and destroyed by Cromwell in 1649, and here in 1798 a large body of insurgents suffered defeat from the Royalists. Shelton Abbey, seat of the Earl of Wicklow, is in the vicinity.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Arklow, in and County Wicklow | Map and description, A Vision of Ireland through Time.


Date accessed: 15th June 2024

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