Roundwood

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Roundwood
An Tóchar
Town
Roundwood's Main Street
Roundwood's Main Street
Roundwood is located in Ireland
Roundwood
Roundwood
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°04′N 6°14′W / 53.067°N 6.233°W / 53.067; -6.233Coordinates: 53°04′N 6°14′W / 53.067°N 6.233°W / 53.067; -6.233
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County Wicklow
Elevation 238 m (781 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Urban 833
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference O187029

Roundwood, historically known as Tóchar[2] (Irish: an Tóchar, meaning "the causeway"), is a village in County Wicklow, Ireland. It was listed as having a population of 833 in the 2011 census.

Pub in Roundwood

It is located where the R755 road joins the R764 and R765. The R755 is part of the main route from Dublin to Glendalough in the Wicklow Mountains. At 238 metres above sea level, Roundwood is one of the highest villages in Ireland.

Roundwood has a close association with two former Presidents of Ireland, Seán T. O'Kelly who lived locally and Erskine Childers who is buried in the Church of Ireland Derralossary churchyard near the village.

Vartry Reservoir Lakes (reservoirs built in the 1860s) are close by.

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Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Roundwood is twinned with the village of Spézet, in Brittany, in the northwest of France.[3] The schools in both areas regularly communicate and engage with another. For many years, exchange programmes have been in place for the students.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Roundwood Legal Town Results". Central Statistics Office. 2011. 
  2. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland
  3. ^ Roundwood School News Roundwood.ie. Published in 02-04. Retrieved on 11-12-07.

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