Welcome to Aughrim, one of the most beautiful villages in County Wicklow. Aughrim or ‘Eachdhruim’ means the steed’s back, a name derived from the surrounding hills. The name has been in existence since the 1500s and is sometimes referred to as ‘Aughrim of the O’Byrnes’ from the Gaelic clan who once ruled this area.
The village is famous for its granite found in many of its buildings, bridges and walls and is known locally as the ‘Granite Village’. Aughrim was established as an estate town by the Earl of Meath who built many of the historical buildings such as the Market House, Forge and Ardee Row.
In recent times Aughrim has become an important agricultural, horticultural and timber processing centre and a popular venue for walkers. Tourism is now an important aspect of the village, due to a major community involvement in creating and preserving this beautiful environment. Aughrim was awarded the nation title of (Ireland’s Tidiest Town’ in 2007.