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Ashford, Co. Wicklow

Ashford , historically known as Ballymacahara , is a village in County Wicklow, Ireland. It lies on the River Vartry and at the meeting of the R772, R763 and R764 regional roads. The village was formerly on the main Dublin–Wexford route, the N11, but was bypassed by the new N11 in 2004.

Ashford is about 3 km north of Rathnew, which is on the outskirts of the town of Wicklow.

The Mount Usher Gardens and Arboretum are located in the village. The gardens were previously owned and operated by Madelaine Jay and the Jay family, but recently the gardens and shopping courtyard were leased to the Avoca Handweavers company, which originated in Avoca, County Wicklow, and which has been owned and operated by the Pratt family for many generations.

In recent years the village has seen rapid growth as it becomes part of the Dublin commuter belt.[citation needed]

Ashford is served by Bus Éireann route 133, linking it with Wicklow and Dublin. This route now comes from Dublin Airport - while routes 002 and 006 link it with Rosslare Harbour and Waterford respectively. See also[edit source | edit] List of towns and villages in Ireland References[edit source | edit] Central Statistics Office Ireland. April 2007. Archived from the original on 7 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-14.  dead link] dead link] External links[edit source | edit] Mount Usher Ashford Parish Ashford in Wicklow
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Bus to Ashford

  • Bus routes operated by Bus ireann:
    • 133:
      • Arklow (Tourist Office) - Dublin Airport (Atrium Rd Zone 12)
      • Dublin Airport (Atrium Rd Zone 12) - Arklow (Tourist Office)

Things to See and Do in Ashford

Mount Usher Gardens

Ashford, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
Mount Usher Gardens are amongst the loveliest in the country. They combine a long time famous collection of plants, gathered from all corners of the world, with a romantic garden planted in the tradition of William Robinson

Wrens Wood

Kiltimon, Ashford, Co Wicklow, Ireland
This fascinating 'secret garden' with its stone terraces, herbaceous borders, topiaries and lawns, has magnificent views of both mountains ans sea. Set in well- established broad-leaved woodland, the nature walk leads to the magical ancient Rath...

Bed and Breakfasts (B&Bs) in Ashford

Rathmore Holiday Village Rathmore Holiday Village

Rathmore, Ashford, Wicklow, Co. Wicklow
Rathmore Holiday Village is just outside the village of Ashford. This large 17th-century farmhouse offers free WiFi access, free secured parking and views of the Irish Sea.

Restaurants in Ashford

Ashford House on the Weir Gastro Pub Ashford House on the Weir Gastro Pub

Ashford House, Ashford, Co. Wicklow
Ashford House on the Weir Gastro Pub in Ashford Co.Wicklow is a hidden gem set in beautiful surroundings. A stones throw from Powerscourt and Mount Usher Gardens, yet only a 30 minute drive from Dublin, the Gastro Pub is the ideal setting for a rom

Sticky Iky Sticky Iky's

Main Street, Ashford, Co. Wicklow

The Garden Cafe @ Avoca Mount Usher Gardens The Garden Cafe @ Avoca Mount Usher Gardens

Mount Usher Gardens, Ashford (off N11), Ashford, Co. Wicklow

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