A ring-fenced block of productive tillage land situated to the east of Upper Aughrim House and extending to about 26.3 acres
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Upper Aughrim Estate is situated in the peaceful and idyllic, leafy setting of Aughrim in County Wicklow. County Wicklow, known as the Garden of Ireland, offers unspoilt countryside with mountains, upland lakes, steep-sided glacial valleys, forests and farmland, together with a wonderful coastline and sandy beaches.
Aughrim village is situated at the junction of several mountain valleys straddling the rivers Ow and Derry. The picturesque village is famous for its granite and is often referred to as The Granite City due to the large amount of local buildings constructed using this stone. Aughrim has a long tradition of involvement in the National Tidy Towns competition and has won numerous Tidy Towns Awards over the last 25 years. The village won the title of The tidiest small town in Ireland in 2006 as well as holding the county title for the last 11 years. Aughrim has also received a gold award in the international Entente-Florale competition which is coveted by every town in Europe.
The area provides a great selection of excellent restaurants and cafes locally, including the Meath Arms (a popular country inn), while the award-winning Brooklodge Hotel & Wells Spa is 3 km distant from Aughrim. There are a number of small shops situated around the village, including the renowned Country Market which opens every Saturday.
Upper Aughrim Estate is conveniently located for the market towns of Rathdrum (14 km) and Arklow (15 km), while the County town of Wicklow is only 28 km away and provides a further range of shops and amenities.
The estate benefits from excellent transportation systems, including the M11 (19 km) which connects Dublin to Wexford. Dublin's International Airport is 83 kilometres to the north, while Rosslare Ferry Port is 90 km to the south and has regular sailings to the UK and Europe. There are railway stations in both Rathdrum and Arklow, with regular services to Dublin City.
There is an abundance of amenities in County Wicklow, including the many designated walking routes along the famous Wicklow Way, which takes in the most stunning scenery. For GAA fans, Aughrim is the location of the Wicklow County GAA home ground, O'Byrne Park, where both hurling and football matches are regularly played.
There is plenty of choice for golf enthusiasts including the Paul McGinley designed course at Macreddin (3 km), Woodenbridge (8 km) Arklow (16 km) and the European Golf Club in Brittas Bay (26 km), ranked in the World's Top-100 Golf Courses. The Championship courses of Powerscourt and Druids Glen are both situated in the county.
The glorious golden beaches of the East Coast, in addition to fishing harbours and opportunities for boating and sailing, are all within a short drive. The 'Angling for All' fishing lake and Aughrim River provide rainbow and brown trout fishing. For the equestrian enthusiast, there is a range of sporting activities with various show jumping venues, cross-country pursuits, polo and pony clubs in the surrounding area. The local Wicklow and Shillelagh Hunts meet weekly during the season.
There is a great selection of both primary and secondary schools serving the local area. Annacurra National School is located about 4 km from the estate. Private education is available at Loreto Bray and St Gerard's School in Bray, amongst other private day and boarding schooling in the greater and south-Dublin area.