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An Chrois Dhearg
IMG Redcross742c.jpg
Redcross is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°52′59″N 6°09′00″W / 52.883°N 6.150°W / 52.883; -6.150Coordinates: 52°52′59″N 6°09′00″W / 52.883°N 6.150°W / 52.883; -6.150
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County County Wicklow
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference T246838

Redcross (Irish: An Chrois Dhearg, formerly Baile Domhnaill Rua) is a village and also a civil parish in County Wicklow, Ireland. It lies on the R754 regional road, about 3 km (1.9 mi) east of the N11 national primary route.


Redcross comprises the following twenty-nine townlands: Ballintim, Ballinvally Lower, Ballinvally Upper, Ballycapple, Ballydonnell, Ballygillaroe, Ballykean (Annesley), Ballykean (Penrose), Ballykean (Stringer), Ballynamona, Ballyrogan Lower, Ballyrogan Upper, Blindwood, Chapel, Coolanearl, Crone Lower, Crone Upper, Kilmacrea Lower, Kilmacrea Upper, Kilmacoo, Kilmurry North, Kilmurry South, Oghil Lower, Oghil Upper, Rahaval, Redcross, Springfarm, Templelyon Lower and Templelyon Upper.[1]

Notable visitors[edit]

The philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein stayed at a farmhouse in Redcross in 1948, where he began his manuscript volume MS 137, Band R, before moving to a holiday cottage in Connemara.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Redcross". Placenames Database of Ireland. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Malcolm, N. (1958), Ludwig Wittgenstein: A Memoir, Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 79ff.