Ireland Wicklow

Avoca Valley

An area associated with the copper mining industry, the valley was immortalised by Thomas Moore in the song ‘The Meeting of the Waters’. The waters in question are the Avonmore and Avonbeg rivers, which meet about 2 miles from the village of Avoca. It also marks the start for a gentle walk along the valley bottom. As well as being famous for its hand-weaving, Avoca was the fictional village of ‘Ballykissangel’ in the late 90s BBC series of the same name.