Arklow (@1.8) vs Blessington (@2.37)

Our Prediction:

Arklow will win

Arklow – Blessington Match Prediction | 05-10-2019 10:30

Moreover, "Viking" never appears in toponymic records. He notices that -lo was never used outside Norway (cf. Furthermore, this word is almost never combined with a male name or a general word meaning "a category of person". Oslo) and Scandinavia. The Swedish toponymist Magne Oftedal[7] criticises the usual explanation that the name comes from Old Norse Vikingr (meaning "Viking") and Old Norse l (meaning "meadow"), that is to say "the Vikings' meadow" or "Viking's meadow". For him, the first element can be explained as Uikar- or Uik- "bay" in Old Norse and the intermediate N of the old forms is a mistake by the clerks.

A radio carbon-dating exercise on the site puts the timeline of the discovery at 900 BC.[13]The first Celts arrived in Ireland around 600 BC. During excavations to build the Wicklow road bypass in 2010, a Bronze Age cooking pit (Fulach Fiadh) and hut site was uncovered in the Ballynerrn Lower area of the town. This tribe is believed to have originated in the region containing today's Belgium/German border. According to the Greek cartographer and historian, Ptolemy, the area around Wicklow was settled by a Celtic tribe called the Cauci/Canci.

Similar to much of the rest of northwestern Europe, Wicklow experiences a maritime climate (Cfb) with cool summers, mild winters, and a lack of temperature extremes. However, a considerable spike occurs in October and November each of which records almost double the typical rainfall of April. On average, the sunniest month is May. The average maximum January temperature is 9.2C (48.6F), while the average maximum August temperature is 21.2C (70.2F). The wettest month is October with 118.9mm (4.6in) of rain and the driest month is April with 60.7mm (2.4in). With the exceptions of October and November, rainfall is evenly distributed throughout the year with rainfall falling within a relatively narrow band of between 60 (2.4in) and 86mm (3.4in) for any one month.

The Murrough is a place of growing commercial use, so much so that a road by-passing the town directly to the commercial part of the area commenced construction in 2008 and was completed in summer of 2010. Wicklow town forms a rough semicircle around Wicklow harbour. To the immediate north lies 'The Murrough', a popular grassy walking area beside the sea, and the eastern coastal strip. The eastern coastal strip includes Wicklow bay, a crescent shaped stone beach approximately 10km in length.

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Sommerfelt[9] gives it as a former Vikinga-l and understands it as "the Vikings' meadow". That is the reason why Liam Price[8] says it is probably a Norwegian place-name and A. However, all recorded forms show this N.

Sir Charles Coote, who led the troops is then recorded as engaging in "savage and indiscriminate" slaughter of the townspeople in an act of revenge.[15] Local oral history contends that one of these acts of "wanton cruelty" was the entrapment and deliberate burning to death of an unknown number of people in a building in the town. Though no written account of this particular detail of Coote's attack on Wicklow is available, a small laneway, locally referred to as "Melancholy Lane", is said to have been where this event took place. The castle was briefly held by the local O'Byrne, the O'Toole and Kavanagh clans[14] in the uprising of 1641 but was quickly abandoned when English troops approached the town. The Norman influence can still be seen today in some of the town's place and family names. After the Norman invasion, Wicklow was granted to Maurice FitzGerald who set about building the 'Black Castle', a land-facing fortification that lies ruined on the coast immediately south of the harbour.

Brendan Lawrence 'Lads, I'm standing up here for this man, Peter Coney, this one's for you brother,' said Kiltegan captain Eoin Coogan as he held aloft the number four jersey worn by his late colleague and dear friend Peter Coney who would have been the happiest man in Aughrim last Saturday had we not all been robbed of his wonderful presence...

It receives only about 60% the rainfall of the west coast. This sheltered location makes it one of the driest and warmest places in Ireland. Its average high in August of 21.2C (70.2F) is a full 1C higher than the highest average month in Dublin, only 50km (30miles) to the north. Wicklow is sheltered locally by Ballyguile hill and, more distantly by the Wicklow mountains. In addition because Wicklow is protected by the mountains from southwesterly and westerly winds, it enjoys higher average temperatures than much of Ireland.

Following this, a Health Check will be carried out in the town to identify what areas the Town Team will focus on. Baltinglass Municipal District are delighted to support the establishment of the Blessington Town Team and look forward to working closely with the Team in the near future. The Town Team will be a new venture for Blessington and the first step will be to consult with local agencies and ensure full representation spread throughout the community.


Located south of Dublin on the east coast of the island, it has a population of 10,584 according to the 2016 census.[3] The town is to the east of the N11 route between Dublin and Wexford. Wicklow is also linked to the rail network, with Dublin commuter services now extending to the town. There is also a commercial port, mainly importing timber and textiles. The River Vartry is the main river which flows through the town. Additional services connect with Arklow, Wexford and Rosslare Europort, a main ferry port. Wicklow (/wklo/ WIK-loh; Irish: Cill Mhantin, meaning "church of the toothless one")[1][2] is the county town of County Wicklow in Ireland.

Since 1995, the town has undergone significant change and expansion reflecting the simultaneous growth in the Irish economy. These factors have led to a steady growth in population of Wicklow and its surrounding townlands while its importance as a commuter town to Dublin increases. The completion of the Ashford/Rathnew bypass in 2004 has meant that Wicklow is now linked to the capital, Dublin, lying 42km to the north, by dual carriageway and motorway. More recently, housing developments have been concentrated to the northwest of the town towards the neighbouring village of Rathnew. Considerable residential development has taken place to the west of the town along Marlton Road (R751).

Wicklow Golf Club, founded in 1904, is located between the town and Wicklow head, while Blainroe Golf Club is situated about 3.5 km south of Wicklow. The club plays its home matches at Oak Hill Cricket Club Ground, which was constructed in 2008.[21] The ground has hosted first-class cricket matches for Ireland and Leinster Lightning. Oak Hill Cricket Club is located 7.5 km south of Wicklow.