Rathdrum, County Wicklow
Rathdrum Main Street
|Elevation||96 m (315 ft)|
|Time zone||WET (UTC+0)|
|• Summer (DST)||IST (WEST) (UTC-1)|
|Irish Grid Reference||T188883|
Rathdrum (Irish: Ráth Droma, meaning "Ringfort of the Ridge") is a village in County Wicklow, Ireland. It is situated high on the western side of the Avonmore river valley, which flows through the Vale of Clara.
Born in Rathdrum:
- Anne Devlin (1780–1851), Irish republican and housekeeper to Robert Emmet.
- Patrick Moran, First Roman Catholic Bishop of Dunedin, New Zealand
- Charles Stewart Parnell, one of the greatest political leaders of modern Irish history. In the town there is the Parnell National Memorial Park, and his home Avondale House, now open to the public, is situated close by, in Avondale Forest park.
Rathdrum is served by mainline train and bus from Dublin and Rosslare. Rathdrum railway station opened on 18 July 1863, replacing the earlier terminus at Rathdrum (Kilcommon) (opened on 20 August 1861) when the line was extended.
- "Rathdrum Legal Town Results". Central Statistics Office. 2011.
- "Rathdrum station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-09-08.
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