Wicklow lies nearly 50km south of Dublin, where the River Vartry meets the sea. Although many aspects of Wicklow’s past are not understood in detail, significant buildings and archaeological sites are found throughout the town. The prehistoric settlement of Wicklow is poorly understood also. A Later Mesolithic flint artefact and other remains probably of Neolithic or Bronze Age date, have been recorded occasionally along the coast. A significant archaeological complex, including a church, graveyard and settlement, was excavated in advance of the construction of the Glebe Primary Health Care Centre on the main Dublin road into Wicklow, west of the town. The graveyard included 191 individuals and dated from c. AD 600–1600. The stone foundations of a church, possibly one known historically as Drumkay, and associated enclosures were identified. Medieval and post-medieval features were located to the east.
These and other sites described in this guide are only a part of the heritage of Wicklow, which includes many fascinating buildings and features. Wicklow’s heritage is presented to the public in a range of new information boards and a heritage trail with specially commissioned videos (https://wicklowtown.ie/heritage-trail).
This Heritage Guide describes the site and monuments during the historic periods of Lough Gur’s narrative
|Publication Data||Winter 2022|
Heritage Guide No. 99 Wicklow Town
- ISBN: ISSN 0790-982X
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