19 Arches Arklow
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19 Arches Arklow

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Arklow is located on the coast of Co Wicklow, where the Avoca River flows into the sea. The town was founded in the 9th century by the Vikings. Its name derives from “Arknell’s Low”, Arknell being a viking name and a “Low” an area of land.

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