Arklow (from Old Norse Arnkell-lág, meaning "meadow of Arnkell", Irish: An tInbhear Mór, meaning "the great estuary") is a town in County Wicklow on the east coast of Ireland. Founded by the Vikings in the ninth century, Arklow was the site of one of the bloodiest battles of the 1798 rebellion. Arklow's proximity to Dublin led to it becoming a thriving commuter town with a population of 14,080 at the 2011 census, making it the third largest town in the county. Arklow is at the mouth of the River Avoca (formerly Avonmore), the longest river wholly within County Wicklow. The town is divided by the river, which is crossed by the Nineteen Arches Bridge, a stone arch bridge linking the southern or main part of the town with the northern part, called Ferrybank. The Nineteen Arches Bridge is the longest handmade stone bridge in Ireland and is considered a famous landmark. The plaque on the south end of the bridge is testimony to this.Wikipedia
This warm abode of Arklow is a delightful place to visit in Ireland. The nearest major city to Arklow is Dublin. Add Dublin to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like National Library Of Ireland, Bram Stokers Castle Dracula, Irish Dance Party. Also, to reach Arklow, you'll have to take a flight to Dublin; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Most online packages to this city are of 1-2 days.
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