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Prospect of Arklow in the County of Wicklow

Prospect of Arklow in the County of Wicklow

Medium: Ink on paper

Date: 1800

Shelfmark: Ktop LV

Item number: 46

Length: 18

Width: 47

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

View of the town of Arklow, in County Wicklow, Ireland. The name Arklow is Scandinavian in origin, ‘lo’ translates as 'meadow', but its precise meaning is unknown. The Vikings established a settlement in this area in the ninth century and by the 17th century it had became a well known ship and boat building town. Arklow castle, the ruins of which can be seen in this picture, was built in the 13th century. In the 17th century Cromwell seized the castle during the English revolution and destroyed it.

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