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Enniskerry (historically Annaskerry, from Irish: Áth na Sceire, meaning “rugged ford”) is a village in County Wicklow, Ireland. It had a population of 1,811 at the 2011 census.
The town is situated on the Glencullen River in the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains to the east of the island, just 5 minutes south of the Dublin border and some 24 km (15 mi) south of Dublin city centre. The R117 road, colloquially known as “The Twenty-One Bends” connects the town to the main N11 road to Dublin. The 185 Dublin Bus route connects the village hourly to Bray, the nearest large town.
With such advantages as mountainous scenery and the nearby Powerscourt Estate, the village has extremely active tourist and property markets.
The Protestant population of the village attended church in the grounds of the Powerscourt Demesne until 1859. Mervyn Wingfield, 7th Viscount Powerscourt built a new church, Saint Patrick’s, in the village which was completed two years later in 1861. This coincided with an…