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Wicklow, Irish Cill Mhant�in, seaport and county seat, County Wicklow, Ireland, south-southeast of Dublin. St. Mantan built a church there in the 5th century; and the town later became a settlement of the Vikings, who renamed it Wykingalo (Vikings' Lough). After the Anglo-Norman invasion in the 12th century, it was granted to Maurice Fitzgerald, who built Black Castle. From then until the 17th century the town suffered many attacks. There are remains of a 13th-century Franciscan friary and an ancient fort. The town is now a coastal holiday resort with some light industry. Pop. (1981) 5,178.

County Town


County Surnames (Popular)

Brien, Byrne, Farrell, Kavanagh, Kearon, Kehoe, Kelly, Lawler, Nolan, Redmond and Toole

General Resources

County Library
St. Fergal's School

Wicklow Heritage Centre
Wicklow Town

Wicklow's Historic Gaol
Wicklow Town
Co. Wicklow, IRELAND.
Tel : International +353 404 20126 Fax or Voice Mail : International +353 404 61612
E-mail :
Contact: Joan Kavanagh

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Last updated on April 1, 2002.

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