With the exceptions of October and November, rainfall is evenly distributed throughout the year with rainfall falling within a relatively narrow band of between 60 (2.4 in) and 86 mm (3.4 in) for any one month.
The origin of the Irish name Cill Mhantáin bears no relation to the name Wicklow. Saint Patrick and some followers are said to have tried to land on Travailahawk beach, to the south of the harbour.
Hostile locals attacked them, causing one of Patrick's party to lose his front teeth.
To the immediate north lies 'The Murrough', a popular grassy walking area beside the sea, and the eastern coastal strip.
The Murrough is a place of growing commercial use, so much so that a road by-passing the town directly to the commercial part of the area commenced construction in 2008 and was completed in summer of 2010.
Its average high in August of 21.2 °C (70.2 °F) is a full 1 °C higher than the highest average month in Dublin, only 50 km (30miles) to the north.
While its location is favorable for protection against the prevailing westerly and southwesterly winds that are common to much of Ireland, Wicklow is particularly exposed to easterly winds.He notices that -lo was never used outside Norway (cf. Furthermore, this word is almost never combined with a male name or a general word meaning "a category of person".Moreover, "Viking" never appears in toponymic records.The dominant feature to the south is the rocky headlands of Bride's Head and Wicklow Head, the easternmost mainland point of the Republic of Ireland.On a very clear day it is possible to see the Snowdonia mountain range in Wales.The town is to the east of the N11 route between Dublin and Wexford.