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Áth na mBó
IMG Annamoe.jpg
Annamoe is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°01′54″N 6°15′18″W / 53.031602°N 6.255121°W / 53.031602; -6.255121Coordinates: 53°01′54″N 6°15′18″W / 53.031602°N 6.255121°W / 53.031602; -6.255121
CountyCounty Wicklow
Elevation180 m (590 ft)
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))
Irish Grid ReferenceT169992

Annamoe (Irish: Áth na mBó, meaning "Ford of the Cows")[2] is a village located on the Avonmore river in County Wicklow, Ireland about 32 km (20 mi) south of Dublin. It is on the R755 road (at the junction with the R763) between Roundwood and Laragh on the road to Glendalough.

The small stone humpback bridge is a popular place for tourists to stop and view the County Wicklow scenery. There is a trout fishery in the village with a 4-acre (16,000 m2) lake where one can fly or bait fish. A separate fishing pond for children allows them to catch brown and rainbow trout.[3][4][5]

Annamoe is a breeding stronghold of the great spotted woodpecker, Ireland's newest species.[citation needed]


Annamoe is home to a number of notable people associated with film, music, and writing including film director John Boorman,[6] U2 rock group manager Paul McGuinness,[7] actor Daniel Day-Lewis,[8] and musician Paddy Moloney of The Chieftains,.[6] Actor, writer, and chef Paolo Tullio[9] and the writer John Millington Synge also lived there,[10] as did former Irish president Erskine Childers, who is buried at Derrylossery Church.[11]


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  1. ^ Annamoe, historic 25" map Ordnance Survey Ireland.
  2. ^ Cycling in Ireland (retrieved 2008-07-21)
  3. ^ Annamoe Trout Fishery Retrieved: 2017-09-14
  4. ^ Annamoe Trout Farm and Leisure Park Archived April 25, 2012, at the Wayback Machine Devils Glen Holiday & Equestrian Village. Retrieved: 2013-02-26.
  5. ^ Media on message Irish Times, 2006-04-10  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required)
  6. ^ a b Boorman living the Tiger Ireland dream Sunday Independent, 2006-11-12.
  7. ^ Bargain hunters pounce as prices slump Sunday Independent, 2008-01-20.
  8. ^ Day-Lewis seals his love for garden county with plan to revamp home Evening Herald, 2009-12-24.
  9. ^ At home with... Paolo Tullio Irish Independent, 2008-02-08.
  10. ^ For the Love of Ireland: A Literary Companion for Readers and Travelers (2001) Ballantine Books, New York. ISBN 978-0-307-77835-2.
  11. ^ History: A Brief Summary Glendalough House. Retrieved: 2013-02-26.

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