Arklow is County Wicklow’s biggest town and is built around what was once an important local port.
The Irish name for Arklow is An tInbhear Mór, meaning the large estuary. Arklow was the location of one of the bloodiest battles of the 1798 Rebellion
For tourists and visitors there is a small maritime museum on St Mary’s Rdwhich features a model of the Titanic, some salvaged items from the Lusitania and an extraordinary model of a ship made from 10, 000 matchsticks.
Sailing in Arklow – at Arklow Marina, shower and toilet facilities are available on the east of the marina basin. Fresh water and electrical connections are available in the marina and on the pontoons. Diesel fuel is available from the dock on the South side of the river, whilst Bottled gas is available locally in the town.
Scuba Diving courses available in Summer
The Coral Leisure Centre in Arklow offers a state of the art Gymnasium, a 25m Swimming Pool and separate Learner Pool, Sauna & Steam Room, Indoor Sports Hall, Racquetball & Squash Courts. Tel: + 353 (0) 402 23328
There is a Childrens Playground on Sea View Avenue, very close to the North Beach.
Arklow has a white, sandy beach, but there are better ones 10km north to Brittas Bay or 7km south to the more sheltered Clogga Beach.
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Choose from small B&B’s or larger hotels like the Arklow Bay Conference Centre or the Woodenbridge Lodge in nearby Avoca
See Street Views of Arklow on Google Street View Ireland