Ashford, County Wicklow
Áth na Fuinseoige
|Elevation||24 m (79 ft)|
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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 Dublin–Wexford route, the N11, but was bypassed by the new N11 in 2004.
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.
Despite numerous complaints due to unreliable and inadequate services Ashford is served by Bus Éireann route 133, linking it with Wicklow and Dublin. This route now comes from Dublin Airport - while routes 002 and 006 link it with Rosslare Harbour and Waterford respectively.
- Katie McGrath, actress, known for her role as Morgana in the BBC drama Merlin.
- Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, actor, musician, known for his lead role as Conor 'Cosmo' Lawlor in the motion picture Sing Street and Alfred the Great in Vikings.
- Joey Tempest, lead singer with the Swedish rock group Europe lived in Ashford for six years.
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