Avoca is situated on the Avoca River and was once known as Newbridge. It subsequently became known as Ovoca, and then in Victorian times as Avoca.
Avoca is the village where the BBC series Ballykissangel was filmed.
In 1966, Avoca was one of the locations used in the film “Jules Verne’s Rocket to the Moon”.
The Avoca area has been associated with its famous copper mines for many years and the valley has been immortalised by Thomas Moore in the famous song The Meeting of the Waters.