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Rathdrum, County Wicklow

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Rathdrum

Ráth Droma
Town
Rathdrum Main Street
Rathdrum
Rathdrum
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°55′44″N 6°13′41″W / 52.929°N 6.228°W / 52.929; -6.228Coordinates: 52°55′44″N 6°13′41″W / 52.929°N 6.228°W / 52.929; -6.228
CountryIreland
ProvinceLeinster
CountyCounty Wicklow
Elevation
96 m (315 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Urban
1,586
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))
Irish Grid ReferenceT188883
Rathdrum; R752 crossing the Avonmore River
Rathdrum; R752 crossing the Avonmore River

Rathdrum (Irish: Ráth Droma, meaning "Ringfort of the Ridge") is a village in County Wicklow, Ireland. It is situated high on the western side of the Avonmore river valley, which flows through the Vale of Clara.

People

Born in Rathdrum:

Notable residents:

Transport

Railway

Rathdrum is served by mainline train and bus from Dublin and Rosslare. Rathdrum railway station opened on 18 July 1863, replacing the earlier terminus at Rathdrum (Kilcommon) (opened on 20 August 1861)[3] when the line was extended.

Bus

Bus Éireann route 133 from Wicklow to Arklow serves Rathdrum twice a day each way (once each way on Sundays) and provides a link to Avoca, Woodenbridge, Glenealy and Rathnew.[4]

The Wicklow Way bus service operates two routes linking Rathdrum railway station and Rathdrum with Glendalough and Tinahely respectively.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Rathdrum Legal Town Results". Central Statistics Office. 2011.
  2. ^ http://www.independent.ie/regionals/goreyguardian/lifestyle/a-life-of-walking-on-broken-glass-27336130.html
  3. ^ "Rathdrum station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-09-08.
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-01-16. Retrieved 2013-02-15.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ http://www.wicklowwaybus.com/
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Rathdrum, County Wicklow
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