If you want to rent a holiday cottage near Arklow, Aughavannagh Cottage is the ideal holiday home, only just over half an hour’s scenic drive away from this Wicklow seaside town via the village of Aughrim. The name Arklow is derived from the Old Norse words Arnkell-lág – the meadow of Arnkell (a Viking chief). The Irish name for the town is An tInbhear Mór, meaning ‘the great estuary’.
Arklow is a historic town and has played a key role in Wicklow history, being the site of one of the bloodiest battles of the 1798 rebellion. Arklow sits on the Avoca River and the Nineteen Arches bridge has an interesting claim to fame as the longest cut stone bridge in Ireland. Arklow is also situated just south of Brittas Bay – a beautiful blue flag beach popular with our guests. The town boasts one of the best ranges of shops, supermarkets and restaurants in Wicklow and is about 35 minutes from our Wicklow holiday cottage.