The town is pitched high on the western side of the beautiful valley of the Avonmore. It lies at the convergence of many roads and is, therefore, a good centre for touring the surrounding country. North of the town, the Avonmore flows through the Vale of Clara and the Vale of Avoca is only a few kilometres to the south. Glendalough, Glenmalure and Glenmacnass valley and other famous beauty spots are close by also. About 2km south of the town is Avodale house, which was the residence of Charles Stewart Parnell, one of the greatest political leaders of modern Irish history. Rathdrum is the ideal base for exploring mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers and lakes, the whole area is an activity paradise.

 Activities in Rathdrum

Game Fishing
Avonmore River

Pottery And Craft Centres
Belinda Brayshaw Pottery

Walking Routes Not Guided
Walking The Wicklow Mountains


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