Newtown seeks out its ancient heritage

REPORTER DAVID MEDCALF PULLED IN OFF THE MAIN ROAD TO VISIT NEWTOWNMOUNTKENNEDY, WHERE GRACE GARDE SHOWED HIM HOW THE VILLAGE WITH THE LONG NAME ALSO HAS A LONG PAST. A NEW GUIDE HAS BEEN ISSUED TO BRING THE LOCAL HERITAGE TO LIFE

MILESTONES SUCH AS THIS WERE ONCE ALL OVER COUNTY WICKLOW. THEY WERE THE PEOPLE’S MAP

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NOT even Newtownmountkennedy’s greatest fan would describe the village as the most beautiful in County Wicklow. It lacks the quaintness of a Shillelagh, for example, and is not endowed with the high- altitude scenery of a Roundwood. Newtownmountkennedy...

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