Ashford, County Wicklow

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Ashford
Áth na Fuinseoige
Village
Ashford Village
Ashford Village
Ashford is located in Ireland
Ashford
Ashford
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°00′40″N 6°06′29″W / 53.011°N 6.108°W / 53.011; -6.108Coordinates: 53°00′40″N 6°06′29″W / 53.011°N 6.108°W / 53.011; -6.108
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County County Wicklow
Elevation[1] 24 m (79 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Urban 1,449
Irish Grid Reference T267971

Ashford (Irish: Áth na Fuinseoige), historically known as Ballymacahara (Irish: Baile Mhic Aodha Charraigh), 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 DublinWexford route, the N11, but was bypassed by the new N11 in 2004.

Ashford is about 3 km (1.9 mi) 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.[3] This route now comes from Dublin Airport - while routes 002 and 006 link it with Rosslare Harbour and Waterford respectively.[4]

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  1. ^ Ashford, historic 25" map Ordnance Survey Ireland.
  2. ^ "Census 2006 – Volume 1 – Population Classified by Area" (PDF). Central Statistics Office Census 2006 Reports. Central Statistics Office Ireland. April 2007. Archived from the original on 7 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-14. 
  3. ^ "Dublin Airport-Ashford-Wicklow". Bus Éireann. Retrieved 2009-01-14. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Dublin-Arklow-Gorey-Enniscorthy-Wexford-Rosslare Harbour and return". Bus Éireann. Archived from the original on 3 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-18. [dead link]

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