Wicklow Town is the capital town of Co. Wicklow. According to local history, the town was founded circa 795AD by the Vikings. The Black Castle ruins which overlook the harbour stand as a reminder of the Norman invasion.
One of the town’s most famous sons is Captain Robert Halpin, a renowned 19th Century Mariner. Find out more about his life and works by following The Halpin Trail around the town. No visit to Wicklow Town would be complete without a visit to Wicklow’s Historic Gaol, reputedly one of the most haunted places in Ireland.
The town plays host to the start of the Round Ireland Yacht Race which takes places biannually and during this weekend the town comes alive with vistors & locals alike enjoying the Sail Fest and all the markets stalls and entertainment it provides. The harbour and its surrounds play an integral part in the life of the town, both commercially and from a tourist point of view. Enjoy a stroll out either of the piers or further along The Murrough, a coastal wetland, very popular with walkers and nature lovers where you can enjoy beautiful views of the town and coastline.
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