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Rathdrum (Irish: Ráth Droma, meaning 'Ringfort of the Ridge') is a village in County Wicklow, Ireland. It is situated high on the western side of the Avonmore river valley, which flows through the Vale of Clara.
Rathdrum is served by mainline train and bus from Dublin and Rosslare. Rathdrum railway station opened on 18 July 1863, replacing the earlier terminus at Rathdrum (Kilcommon) (opened on 20 August 1861) when the line was extended.
Politics and government
Born in Rathdrum:
- Anne Devlin (1780–1851), Irish republican and housekeeper to Robert Emmet.
- Patrick Moran, First Roman Catholic Bishop of Dunedin, New Zealand.
- Charles Stewart Parnell, nationalist politician once dubbed the "uncrowned king of Ireland" was born at nearby Avondale House. This house is now open to the public and situated in Avondale Forest park.
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- "A life of walking on broken glass". Gorey Guardian. 22 July 2010. Retrieved 17 August 2020.
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