Aughrim, County Wicklow
|— Town —|
|Elevation||100 m (300 ft)|
|Irish Grid Reference||T123797|
Aughrim (English pronunciation: /ˈɔːkrɪm/; Irish: Eachroim, meaning "horse ridge") is a small town in County Wicklow, Ireland. It lies in a scenic valley in the east of Ireland where the Ow and Derry rivers meet to form the Aughrim river. Aughrim is on the R747 regional road which runs between Arklow and Baltinglass.
The Rednagh Bridge south of the village was the site of an engagement during the 1798 rebellion between Crown forces and the rebels.
Aughrim has won the Irish Tidy Towns Award for tidiest village in County Wicklow from 1996–2007, and won the Irish Tidy Towns Competition in 2007.
There are a number of unusual granite terraced houses throughout the village, constructed - along with a forge, and town hall - at the behest of the Earl of Meath. Aughrim was a granite mining village, and this material is widely used, giving the village a distinctive and coherent architecture.
Aughrim is an important agricultural, horticultural and timber processing village, and has become a popular venue for walkers. The Sean Linehan Way provides woodland and riverside walking in the valleys of the Three Wells and Macreddin Brooks, and access to nearby Cushbawn Hill.
Aughrim is a sporting centre in Wicklow. The village is home to the county grounds of the Wicklow county Gaelic Athletic Association team. The current Gaelic football team is managed by Harry Murphy. The Angling for All fishing lake and Aughrim river provide rainbow and brown trout fishing. A Paul McGinley-designed golf course is open at nearby Macreddin.
Aughrim Rugby Irelands newest rugby club is based at the Community & Sports Complex on the Rednagh Road. They cater for under 6 to under 12 mini rugby as of season 2011/2012.
Born in Aughrim:
Lived in Aughrim:
- Tara Blaise, singer.
See also 
- Illustrated road book of Ireland, Second Edition, Automobile Association, London (1970)