Roundwood

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Roundwood
An Tóchar
Town
Roundwood's Main Street
Roundwood's Main Street
Roundwood is located in Ireland
Roundwood
Roundwood
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°04′N 6°14′W / 53.067°N 6.233°W / 53.067; -6.233Coordinates: 53°04′N 6°14′W / 53.067°N 6.233°W / 53.067; -6.233
CountryIreland
ProvinceLeinster
CountyWicklow
Elevation
238 m (781 ft)
Population
 (2016)[1]
 • Urban
948
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))
Eircode (Routing Key)
A98
Irish Grid ReferenceO187029

Roundwood, historically known as Tóchar[2] (Irish: an Tóchar [ənˠ ˈt̪ˠoːxəɾˠ], meaning 'the causeway'), is a village in County Wicklow, Ireland. It was listed as having a population of 948 in the 2016 census.[1]

Geography[edit]

Roundwood is located where the R755 road joins the R764 and R765. The R755 is part of the main route from Dublin to Glendalough in the Wicklow Mountains. At 238 metres above sea level, Roundwood is one of the highest villages in Ireland.

Vartry Reservoir Lakes (reservoirs built in the 1860s) are close by.

History[edit]

Derrylossary

Roundwood has a close association with two former Presidents of Ireland, Seán T. O'Kelly who lived locally, and Erskine Hamilton Childers, who, with other family members, is buried in Derrylossary Anglican churchyard near the village.[citation needed]

Sport[edit]

Roundwood c. 1880.

The local Gaelic football and ladies' Gaelic football club is An Tóchar GAA.

Twin towns — sister cities[edit]

Pub in Roundwood

Roundwood is twinned with the village of Spézet, in Brittany, northwestern France.[3] The schools in both areas regularly communicate and engage with another. For many years, exchange programmes have been in place for the students.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Census 2016 Sapmap Area: Settlements Roundwood". Central Statistics Office. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  2. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland
  3. ^ Roundwood School News Archived 19 November 2007 at the Wayback Machine Roundwood.ie. Retrieved 11 December 2007.

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