Arklow and Wicklow are coastal towns located in the county Wicklow in the east of Ireland. They have populations of approximately 14,000 and 10,000 people respectively. Arklow dates back to a Viking settlement in the ninth century and Wicklow back to the bronze age in 900BC. For a GP working in Ireland, Wicklow county offers the natural beauty such as the rural coastline and Wicklow Mountain National Park, with the added advantage of only being an hour’s drive from Dublin.
Working in the area
In Wicklow town there are two Healthcare Centres and six GP Family Practise clinics. This presents many opportunities in the area for Spanish doctors working in Ireland.
There are two Healthcare Centres in Arklow and five GP Family Practise Clinics (for more information visit http://www.hse.ie/eng/services/maps/).
Both towns can be navigated on foot however having a car is recommended for longer journeys. Wicklow is on the commuter train line to Dublin and there are daily bus services that run to the capital and other counties in the province. Arklow has train lines connecting to Wicklow and regular bus services to Dublin and around the province.
Living in the area
County Wicklow is well known for its natural landscapes combining coastal towns and mountainous regions in the northwest. Much of the local activities revolve around outdoor sports that take advantage of its setting including golf, walking, horse riding and watersports to name a few. (http://visitwicklow.ie/, https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g186644-Activities-County_Wicklow.html). Other areas of interest include Glendalough, Russborough House and Powerscourt.
There are plenty of modern amenities including restaurants, shopping centres, bars etc. There are primary and secondary school in Wicklow Town and Arklow as well as the other towns in County Wicklow.
Wicklow and Arklow are less than 100km from Dublin airport that has many direct flights to Spain, making travel back to Spain simple for any Spanish doctors working in Ireland.
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