Tourist facilities and attractions in Avoca village include fine craft and grocery shops, a pharmacy, Fitzgeralds (the pub featured in 'Ballykissangel') and the Avoca Handweavers.

The modern Bridgewater Shopping Centre & Multiplex cinema are located in the coastal town of Arklow, just 15 minutes from Avoca.

For the even more serious shopper, Avoca is always a great base for ventures into Dublin and suburbs. The bustling atmosphere of streets like Grafton Street in Dublin's city centre or modern shopping centres such as Dundrum (South Dublin) are all accessible as part of a day trip from Ashdene.  (Dublin is approximately 1 hour drive from Avoca). At the end of a day's adventure in the city, it's always great to come back to the peace and quiet of the countryside at Ashdene.

Grafton Street, Dublin Shopping on Grafton Street, Dublin