Maritime Museum

Located at the Bridgewater Shopping Centre, this museum depicts the strong seafaring history and tradition of the town.

Tel: 086 4460784


Opening hours:

Tues – Sat 10am – 1 pm & 2pm – 5pm

Sun & Mon open on request for groups and tours

Admission Fees:

Adult €5

Senior Citizen / Child €2

Arklow Pottery Display

There is a wonderful display of Arklow Pottery in the Bridgewater Shopping Centre (located beside the entrance to Dunne Stores).  There is a gathering of all employees and staff of Arklow Pottery/Noritake in the Arklow Bay Hotel on 3rd October at 8pm.  Tickets are on sale for this nostalgic night and are available from Breda (085 7712939), Frances (085 7085934) and Mags (087 9853138).

Kynock Heritage Walk

Kynoch Arklow 1895 – 1919

The Kynoch Heritage Walk commences at the Bridgewater Quayside Entrance and continues along the North Quay towards the caravan park and concludes near the Arklow Bay Hotel. The total distance is approximately 2km.  Along the route of this walk are six information panels, which we hope will help to bring to life the story of this huge explosive factory and the role it played in the history and development of Arklow Town.

Arklow Golf Club

This golf club offers much more than a great round of golf – South Wicklow’s beauty, the adjacent Irish Sea, reasonable rates and extraordinary service will guarantee your personal satisfaction above all else.

The links has been described as a hidden jewel and the Southern Region of the Irish PGA held their 2001 and 2002 Championships on this links.  Arklow Golf Links is the ideal location for Corporate and Society days.

Abbey Cemetery

This cemetery contains memorials dating from 1712 covering Arklow’s diverse social history over 3 centuries. The cemetery is about 500m from the tourist office and access is from Abbey lane off the Main Street or from the Castlepark carpark.

The Bluewalk Tour

This historical walk goes from the Parade Ground near the Bank of Ireland.  There are 17 historic places of interest along the walk which finishes at the Court Building, opposite the start of the walk.  The route of this walk is indicated on the map of Arklow which is available from the Arklow Tourist office located on the Parade Ground.

Sport & Leisure Centre

Visitors can enjoy a wide variety of activities in a magnificent indoor centre, including swimming pool, racquetball, squash, basketball, fully equipped gymnasium, sauna, sports hall and Children’s Play Area.

Tel. 0402 23328

Vale of Avoca

To the North West of Arklow lies one of the Ireland’s most scenic valleys. Avoca Handweavers, containing Ireland’s oldest mill, is located in Avoca village, which is typical Irish village were the television programme “Ballykissangel” was filmed.

Avondale House and Forest Park

(19km from Arklow)

Historic Georgian House built 1777, birthplace and home of Charles Stewart Parnell (1846 – 1891) set in a magnificent forest park of over 500 acres. Visit the House, relax with morning coffee or a light lunch in the Kitchen Café. Enjoy one of the many signposted walks. Other facilities include a children’s play area, orienteering course, picnic benches.

Large car/coach park. Ideal for all the family. Groups and walkers welcome.

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