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Rathdrum 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.PeopleBorn in Rathdrum: Anne Devlin (1780–1851), Irish republican and housekeeper to Robert Emmet.Patrick Moran, First Roman Catholic Bishop of Dunedin, New ZealandCharles Stewart Parnell, one of the greatest political leaders of modern Irish history. In the town there is the Parnell National Memorial Park, and his home Avondale House, now open to the public, is situated close by, in Avondale Forest park.Notable residents: Hazel O'Connor, English singer-songwriter and actress.TransportRailwayRathdrum 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.BusBus Éireann route 133 from Wicklow to Arklow serves Rathdrum twice a day each way (once each way on Sundays) and provides a link to Avoca, Woodenbridge, Glenealy and Rathnew.
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