Avoca Cottages, County Wicklow, Ireland

Self Catering Holiday Rental Accommodation in Avoca

Avoca is situated on the River Avoca and was once known as Newbridge. It subsequently became known as Ovoca, and then in Victorian times as Avoca. Ptolemy mentions the river Obhoca on his early map of Ireland.

The official name of the village is now Avoca in English and Abhóca in Irish. None of the other names are used today. 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.

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