Things to See and Do
O’Byrne Park, Aughrim
A Gaelic Athletic Association stadium in Aughrim, County Wicklow, Ireland. It is the home of Gaelic Games for County Wicklow (Gaelic football, Hurling, Camogie, Ladies Football) team. The ground has a capacity of about 10,000.
Aughrim Town & Country Market
The Aughrim Town & Country Market is held from 10:00 am to 14:00 every Saturday. It opened its doors on August 2006 and is located at the Park Pavilion on Rednagh Road, Aughrim. There are many fresh food stalls selling local produce including bread, cakes, vegetables, meat, fish and plants. In addition, many locally produced handcrafts, including pottery, jewellery and cosmetics are also on sale. There is a tea and coffee refreshment area where you can relax and enjoy the buzz of the country fair, while enjoying the countryside views. There is also a thrift shop next door, if you want to while away the time and peruse at your leisure.
National Angling Park, Rednagh Road, Aughrim
This award-winning facility is completely wheelchair accessible and open to the general public, and welcomes tour groups as well as the individual fishing enthusiast. The lake is stocked with game fish sourced from a local fish-farm. You can bring your own fishing rods and bait or alternatively you can hire rods and purchase bait at the facility.
Large groups should pre-book by calling the National Disabled Angling Facility on (0402) 36552.
National Disabled Angling Park Opening Hours
Summer: 9:00am – 9:00pm (last rods hired at 8:00pm)
Winter: 9:00am – 5:00pm (last rods hired at 4:00pm)
National Disabled Angling Park Fees
Fishing rod hire: €3
Fishing: €7.00 for 1 hour, €12.00 for 2 hours, €15.00 for 3 hours
Bowling Green, Rednagh Road, Aughrim
Aughrim has its own bowling green and bowling club. The bowling green is located on the grounds of the National Disabled Angling Facility. The Park Pavilion and bowling green were officially opened by President Mary McAleese on 7th June 2006.
Special family rates available. For more information call the National Disabled Angling Facility on (0402) 36552.
Sean Linehan Walk
The Sean Linehan Walk is a nature walk following the meandering flow of the Macreddin River. There are a number of routes to choose from and the longest route is approximately 4 km. The start of the walk is located at the “Old Bridge” at Tinnakilly, just past the local national school on the Rathdrum Road. The walk was created by the national woodland service “Coillte” in 2004 as a recreational amenity for the area. It is dedicated to the memory of Sean Linehan, a former member of the Garda Siochana who was stationed in Aughrim for 26 years, and who was an inspirational member of the Aughrim Tidy Towns Committee. Originally from Knocknagree Co. Cork, he served as a dedicated member of An Garda Siochana in Aughrim for 26 years until he retired in 1993. Sean set out on a crusade in 1998 to persuade Coillte to construct the walk. His persistence eventually paid off, and in 2003 changes were made to Coillte’s policies which made it possible for the project to proceed. In 2005, the walk was opened to the public. Sadly Sean Linehan passed away in 2000 before he saw his dream become reality. Click here to download a map of the Sean Linehan Walk, courtesy of Wicklow County Tourism.
Aughrim is located 5 km away from the “Wicklow Way” walk. Further information on this walk can be found by following this link to www.wicklowway.com.
Pack a Picnic!!
Aughrim is in the fortunate position of having not one but two beautiful picnic areas, both of which are within easy walking distance of the village and are situated in picturesque riverside locations. The larger of the two is sited at the Tinakilly Bridge and is a convenient starting or finishing point for the Sean Linehan Walk. The second, at the Rednagh Bridge, is beyond the scenic Angling Facility and the Wicklow County GAA Grounds. Many of the local shops have a delicatessen counter and the cafes do take-away food, so that stocking up your picnic basket is an easy task.
Greenan Farm Museums & Maze
Greenan Farm Museums & Maze is situated in the midst of the Wicklow Mountains at the foot of the beautiful Glenmalure Valley, only 8 miles (5km) from Aughrim. Visitors will delight in a fun-filled day involving heritage, cultural education, nature and relaxation. It is a wonderful day out for all, from toddlers to senior citizens and from families to corporate tours.
This working hill farm includes a full-sized celtic hedge maze, the solstice maze, three museums including a traditional farmhouse museum, bottle museum and farm barn with horse drawn implements. The museums present exhibits dating back 100 years to traditional hill farming and the collection is already one of the largest in the country. The tranquil nature walk leads to a raised wooden walkway around the dragon-fly ponds and meanders by the farm animals including bronze turkeys, hens and chicks, rare breed hens, ducks, pigs, sheep and lambs, horses, two donkeys one of which is Ernie, a very cute bubbly baby donkey! The traditional Irish cottage tea-rooms supplies home-baked goodies and light lunches and the craft-shop sells local arts and crafts and environmentally friendly products. Open from May to September. Group discounts available.
Golf In And Around Aughrim
With a wide choice of golf courses within easy access of the village, Aughrim is the perfect base for the golfing enthusiast. Check below for details of golf courses, Par 3 courses and virtual golf which can be reached within 30 minutes drive from Aughrim.
1. Macreddin Golf Club, Macreddin Village, Aughrim, County Wicklow
Course Details: 18 Holes
Green Fees: Visit Macreddin Golf Club website for most up-to-date fees
Distance from Aughrim: 3km
2. Woodenbridge Golf Club, Vale of Avoca, Arklow, County Wicklow
Course Details: 18 Holes Medal 6400 yards (Par 71) Ladies 5514 yards (Par 72)
Green Fees: Weekdays from €51 (winter rate), Weekends and Bank Holidays €63.
Distance from Aughrim: 8km
3. Arklow Golf Links, Abbeylands, Arklow, County Wicklow
Email: Use the contact form on the club website.
Course Details: 18 Holes
Green Fees: Singles Rate: Monday to Thursday €30, Friday €35, Saturday €40
Early Bird (before 9.30 a.m.) Monday to Thursday €25, Friday €30, Saturday €35 Twilight (after 6.00 p.m.) Monday to Friday €20, Saturday €30
Couples Rate: Monday to Thursday: €55 Friday to Saturday: €70 Open Fairways: Accepted Monday to Friday Two (2) for price of one (1); Four (4) for the price of Two (2)
Distance from Aughrim: 14km
4. Glenmalure Golf Club, Greenane, Rathdrum, County Wicklow
Course Details: 18 Holes Championship 5500 yards (Par 71) Medal 3300 yards (Par 71)
Ladies 5000 yards (Par 71)
Green Fees: Weekdays from €25, Weekends and Bank Holidays from €35
Distance from Aughrim: 15km
5. Coollattin Golf Club, Shillelagh, County Wicklow
Course Details: 18 Holes Medal 6148 Yards (Par 70) Ladies 5212 Yards (Par 72)
Green Fees: Weekdays from €35, Weekends and Bank Holidays from €45
Distance from Aughrim: 21km
PAR 3 GOLF
6. Millbrook Golf Course, River Valley, Redcross, County Wicklow
Course Details: 18 Holes
Green Fees: Weekdays, Weekends and Bank Holidays €8
Distance from Aughrim: 17km