Aughrim is a small village in County Wicklow, lying in a scenic valley where the Ow and Derry rivers meet to form the Aughrim river. Aughrim is on the R747 regional road which runs between Arklow and Baltinglass.
The Rednagh Bridge south of the village was the site of an engagement during the 1798 rebellion between Crown forces and the rebels. Aughrim has won the tidiest town in County Wicklow award from 1996-2005.
There are a number of unusual granite terraced houses throughout the village, constructed – along with a forge, and town hall – at the behest of the Earl of Meath. Aughrim was a granite mining village, and this material is widely used, giving the village a distinctive and coherent architecture.
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An old Irish farmhouse situated in the spectacular Wicklow Mountains just one hour south of Dublin. Set in a peaceful wooded valley beside a little stream, with magnificent views over the surrounding mountains and countryside, this is the perfect Irish cottage to rent.