School: Kilcullen (B.)

Location:
Kilcullen, Co. Kildare
Teacher:
Pádraig Ó Broin

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Local Place Names

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0776D, Page 16_005

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There are many queer placenames in Kildare. The chief of these are as follows - Athy or Athí which means the ford of "Hy of the golden Hand". "Hy" was a Connaght Warrier who was killed at that ford. Another place is newbridge which has a new recent bridge built there.
Naas or Nás-na-Riog was the place where the kings of Leinster used to live
The Curragh means A big plain. Kilgowan or the "church of Gowan" Gowan was a saint who built that church.

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Collector
Peadar O Díosca
Gender
male
Address
Halverstown, Co. Kildare
Language
English