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Rathdrum

Rathdrum

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Rathdrum (Irish: Ráth Droma, meaning Ringfort of the Ridge) is a village in County Wicklow, Ireland. It is situated high on the western side of the beautiful Avonmore Valley and offers the tourist majestic views of the River Avonmore, which flows through the Vale of Clara.

Rathdrum was the birthplace of Charles Stewart Parnell, one of the greatest political leaders of modern Irish history. Visitors are introduced to Avondale House by way of a video presentation of the life of Parnell, which is followed by a stroll around this historic house. The house is set amongst the Avondale Forest, which is excellent for both picnics and walking. In the town there is the Parnell National Memorial Park.

GPS Coordinates

Latitude 52.932312
Longitude -6.231101

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Shay Elliot Glenmalure - Mountain Access Route

  • Rathdrum
  • fredwicklow
  • 2 Hours or less Walks
The Shay Elliot car park sits on a high mountain pass between Laragh and Glendmalure. There is ample parking and the route gives easy access...

Lugnaquilla Mountain Trail

  • Donard
  • fredwicklow
  • 4 to 6 Hours Walks
Standing at 925m Lugnaquilla or Lug as it’s better known, is the highest mountain in Ireland outside of Kerry. Listed below are the most common...

Croneybyrne Courtyard Holiday Homes

  • Rathdrum
  • fredwicklow
  • Accommodation
Travellers can enjoy a wonderful break away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life...

Avondale Slí na Slainte

  • Rathdrum
  • fredwicklow
  • 2 Hours or less Walks
The Avondale Sli starts in front of the main house and takes you onto the...

Avondale Cairn Walk

  • Rathdrum
  • fredwicklow
  • 2 Hours or less Walks
Avondale House, famed for it’s beautiful forests and Charles Stuart Parnell's homeplace. This walk starts...

Pamela’s dog park

  • Rathdrum
  • fredwicklow
  • Services
Pamela’s dog park is based at the premises of Wicklow spca, Sharpeshill Animal sanctuary, Ballygannon...
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