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Avoca

Avoca (Irish: Abhóca) is a small town near Arklow, in County Wicklow, Ireland. It is situated on the River Avoca.

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. The name of the song derives from the meeting of the Avonmore and Avonbeg rivers, about two miles from the village of Avoca. The song is said to have been written under a tree, the stump of which remains by the Meetings.

Avoca is also famous for its handweaving. Avoca Handweavers are based in Avoca.

Avoca 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”.

GPS Coordinates

Latitude 52.857963
Longitude -6.213014

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AVOCA WALKING TOURS

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Explore the beautiful Vale of Avoca with a guided walking tour. Learn of our ancient past, experience breath taking scenery and be intrigued with our...

Meeting of the Waters

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At the Meeting of the Waters, the Avonmore and beg rivers come together to form the Avoca River. It was here that Thomas Moore penned...

The Mottee Stone

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The Mottee Stone is a huge granite boulder, weighing about 150 tons. Owing to its...

Avoca Handweavers & Mill at Avoca Village

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Built on the banks of the Avoca River from where it used to draw its...

Knockanree Garden

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Description: This prize winning 1.5ha garden was commenced in 1995 and is comprised of a...

Miners Cross - Avoca

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A TRIBUTE TO AVOCA MINERS Beneath this soil brave mend did toil Each day, each...

The Old Coach House Avoca

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Built in 1780, the award winning Old Coach House is a Georgian country house set...

Avoca Courthouse & Heritage Centre

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Open All Year Round GPS Coordinates Latitude 52.857604 Longitude -6.213187

Ballykillageer & Roselea Cottages

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Ballykillageer and Roselea Self Catering holiday homes are located 2.5 miles from Woodenbridge and close...

Ballykissangel

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Avoca village was the filmset for Ballykissangel,  a BBC television drama set in a picturesque...

Avoca Studio Gallery

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The Avoca Studio Gallery is home to artist Rod Coyne, the Avoca Painting School and...

Avoca

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Avoca (Irish: Abhóca) is a small town near Arklow, in County Wicklow, Ireland. It is...

Ashdene Country House

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You will receive a warm welcome at Ashdene Country House with an offer of tea,...

The Old Barracks Avoca

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The Old Barracks Avoca is situated in Avoca, 1.8 km from The Avoca Handweavers. Avoca...

Ashton House

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Ashton Guest House is a luxury house in the vale of Avoca, location for the...

Koliba Country Home

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Welcome to Koliba Country Home on two acres of landscaped gardens available visitors use, AA4****...

Avoca Valley Walk - Meetings to Woodenbridge

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An easy walk along this beautiful valley floor, following the flow of the Avoca River....

The Avoca Mines

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Mining played an important role in the history of Avoca. Today the remains of seven...
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