Rathdrum, County Wicklow

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Ráth Droma
Rathdrum Main Street
Rathdrum Main Street
Rathdrum is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°55′44″N 6°13′41″W / 52.929°N 6.228°W / 52.929; -6.228Coordinates: 52°55′44″N 6°13′41″W / 52.929°N 6.228°W / 52.929; -6.228
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County County Wicklow
Elevation 96 m (315 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Urban 1,586
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference T188883
Rathdrum; R752 crossing the Avonmore River

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:

Notable residents:



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)[3] when the line was extended.


Bus Éireann route 133 from Wicklow to Arklow serves Rathdrum twice a day each way (once each way on Sundays) and provides a link to Avoca, Woodenbridge, Glenealy and Rathnew.[4]

The Wicklow Way bus service operates two routes linking Rathdrum railway station and Rathdrum with Glendalough and Tinahely respectively.[5]

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