The New International Encyclopædia/Arklow
ARK′LOW. A small seaport town of County Wicklow, Ireland, about 50 miles south of Dublin (Map: Ireland E 4). Near the town is Shelton Abey, the seat of the Earl of Wicklow. In the uprising of 1798 the Irish were defeated here by the British. The population, mainly engaged in fishing, is gradually decreasing. In 1871 it was 5178; in 1891, 4172.