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Arklow Maritime Museum - Things to Know Before Visiting

N Quay, Ferrybank, Arklow, Co. Wicklow, Y14 Y744, Ireland

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About Arklow Maritime Museum

The Arklow Maritime Museum opened in 1976 in the old technical school on Saint Marys Road in Arklow, County Wicklow. Its original purpose was to celebrate the town's rich seafaring heritage, described by the late maritime historian John de Courcy Ireland in a letter to the museum as "Ireland's Most Maritime Town". In 2009, the museum moved to its current location at the Bridgewater Shopping Centre.


Attractions Near Arklow Maritime Museum

Glenart Castle
Glenart Castle3.19km from Arklow Maritime Museum

Glenart Castle was the residence of the late Lord and Lady Carysfort. The Castle is half in ruins but the other part is good and is kept by cartetakers. There were about eighty rooms in the Castle when it was built, but nine of the rooms were burnt and a lot of most valuable furniture was destroyed, the value of which amounted to forty-five thousand pounds.

Vale of Avoca
Vale of Avoca6.44km from Arklow Maritime Museum

A beautiful darkly wooded valley that begins where the Rivers Avonbeg and Avonmore come together to form the River Avoca. The Avoca area has been associated with its copper mines for many years and the valley has been celebrated by Thomas Moore in the song "The Meeting of the Waters". Avoca has been used as a filming location for several films and television series.

Croghan Mountain
Croghan Mountain11.68km from Arklow Maritime Museum

This is the 211th–highest peak in Ireland on the Arderin scale, and the 258th–highest peak on the Vandeleur-Lynam scale. Croghan is situated at the far southeastern end of the Wicklow Mountains on the Wicklow and Wexford border, in Ireland. A good trekking destination and also there are so many things to see and do.

Tara Hill
Tara Hill11.92km from Arklow Maritime Museum

Tara Hill is an isolated hill and associated village near the Irish Sea coast in north County Wexford, Ireland. Though only 253 metres high, it dominates the landscape of northeast Wexford. It provides extensive views of the Wexford coast line, from Courtown harbour to Castletown. It is situated at a particularly high point along the south east coast of Ireland and is surrounded by flat residential and agricultural land.

Avondale House and Forest Park
Avondale House and Forest Park13.39km from Arklow Maritime Museum

Avondale House, birthplace and home of Charles Stewart Parnell , is set in a magnificent 500 acre forest park near Rathdrum in County Wicklow. The river Avonmore flows through the park on its way towards the Irish Sea. The House is now a museum. This interesting Georgian house was built in 1777, and contains fine original plasterwork and the Parnell family furniture.

Avondale House
Avondale House13.68km from Arklow Maritime Museum

Avondale House,is the birthplace and home of Charles Stewart Parnell. It is set in the Avondale Forest Park, approximately 1.5 km from the nearby town of Rathdrum. The House is now a museum open to visitors, who are introduced to the house by an audio visual presentation. Other facilities include a restaurant, book shop, picnic areas, children's play area, two orienteering courses. In the surrounding parkland are tree trails and walks ranging in duration from one to five hours.

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County Wicklow is a county in Ireland. The last of the traditional 32 counties, having been formed as late as 1606, it is part of the Mid-East Region and the traditional province of Leinster. It is bordered by the Irish Sea to the east and the counties of Wexford to the south, Carlow to the southwest, Kildare to the west, and Dublin to the north.

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