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.
It receives only about 60% the rainfall of the west coast.
In addition because Wicklow is protected by the mountains from southwesterly and westerly winds, it enjoys higher average temperatures than much of Ireland.
Considerable residential development has taken place to the west of the town along Marlton Road (R751).
More recently, housing developments have been concentrated to the northwest of the town towards the neighbouring village of Rathnew.
The town is to the east of the N11 route between Dublin and Wexford.
Wicklow is also linked to the rail network, with Dublin commuter services now extending to the town.Wykinglo was the usual name used by the Viking sailors and the traders who travelled around the Anglo-Scandinavian world.The Normans and Anglo-Normans who conquered Ireland preferred the non-Gaelic placename.Wicklow is sheltered locally by Ballyguile hill and, more distantly by the Wicklow mountains.This sheltered location makes it one of the driest and warmest places in Ireland.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.