Arklow is a lively town in the southern corner of county Wicklow.
Arklow was, in its day, one of the busiest ports in Ireland and a
renowned centre for boat building and sea fishing as well as having a
fine tradition in the pottery industry.
Situated on the River Avoca, the N11 road and the Dublin/Rosslare
rail line, Arklow is an excellent base for exploring County Wicklow and
neighbouring counties. The town is a good base from which to explore the
Vale of Avoca to the east and the glorious sandy beaches of Brittas Bay
to the north.
The beautiful Clogga Beach is situated about 6.5km by road south of
Arklow Town. Arklow has an attractive main street with ornate lighting
and a charming riverside walk. The fishing village character is still
evident in an area called ”The Fisheries” and the port still boasts a
sizeable fleet of fishing boats.