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Aughrim is a small attractive town located on the R747 regional road between Arklow and Baltinglass. It lies in a scenic valley where the Ow and Derry rivers meet to form the Aughrim River. The current County Development Plan recognises that Aughrim’s accessibility to Dublin and to larger towns in the county, in combination with its charm, beautiful setting and small size, puts it under development pressure, which must be managed into the future.

The Plan includes zoning with the potential for 287 additional residential units. The Plan acknowledges that employment opportunities are limited in Aughrim but that there are opportunities for further expansion of the local economy through an expanded tourism offer.

What do you think?

  • How would you like Aughrim to develop in the future?
  • What do you think are the main issues facing Aughrim and how should these be addressed in the development plan?
  • Are there opportunities to enhance the town’s economic growth?