Welcome To Aughrim GAA

Residents of the village of Aughrim in County Wicklow (Eachdhruim Ui Bhroin) must often rue the fact that they live in a place that shares its name with a village in County Galway near which a famous battle was fought in 1691, Eachdhruim Ui Ceallaig. Whenever a controversial game is played at the headquarters of Wicklow GAA – in Aughrim – headline writers immediately refer back to this famous event and occasionally we read headlines like ‘Battle of Aughrim’, ‘Fortress Aughrim’ and such like. In many ways this is a pity because it can cloak the fact that Aughrim is one of the most charming, hospitable and welcoming places anywhere in Ireland.