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Wicklow

(wĭk`lō), county (1991 pop. 97,265), 782 sq mi (2,025 sq km), E Republic of Ireland. The county seat is WicklowWicklow,
town (1991 pop. 6,215), seat of Co. Wicklow, E Republic of Ireland, on the Irish Sea. It is a seaport and market for an area of potato growing and livestock raising. Chemicals, fertilizers, and farm implements are the chief manufactures.
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. The Wicklow Mts. and their foothills occupy almost the entire area of the county; Lugnaquilla (3,039 ft/926 m) is the highest peak. The Liffey and the Slaney rivers rise in Wicklow, and there are lakes and picturesque glens. Sheep and cattle are raised in the region, and grains are cultivated. Wicklow also has copper mines and a hydroelectric plant has been constructed in the area. Its proximity to DublinDublin,
Irish Baile Átha Cliath, county borough (1991 pop. 915,516), Leinster, capital of the Republic of Ireland, on Dublin Bay at the mouth of the Liffey River. Its harbor, with shipyards, docks, and quays, dates from 1714.
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 makes the region a popular one with tourists. GlendaloughGlendalough
, wooded valley, Co. Wicklow, E Republic of Ireland, W of Wicklow. It is noted for the ruins of several churches of the 11th and 12th cent. (part of the center of Irish Christianity that St. Kevin founded).
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 has notable ecclesiastical remains. The people of the mountainous district were long able to maintain their independence of English control, hence Wicklow was not organized as a shire until 1606.

Wicklow,

town (1991 pop. 6,215), seat of Co. Wicklow, E Republic of Ireland, on the Irish Sea. It is a seaport and market for an area of potato growing and livestock raising. Chemicals, fertilizers, and farm implements are the chief manufactures. There are flour mills in the town. Tourism is also important.

Wicklow

1. a county of E Republic of Ireland, in Leinster province on the Irish Sea: consists of a coastal strip rising inland to the Wicklow Mountains; mainly agricultural, with several resorts. County town: Wicklow. Pop.: 114 676 (2002). Area: 2025 sq. km (782 sq. miles)
2. a port in E Republic of Ireland, county town of Co. Wicklow. Pop.: 9355 (2002)
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