Ardagh, County Limerick

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Ardagh is a parish in County Limerick, Ireland. The village of Ardagh is situated on the R523. The nearest primary town to the parish is Newcastle West, which is situated at a distance of about three miles, on the R521 road to Foynes and Shanagolden. The parish is bounded to the west by the Athea, to the north by the parish of Coolcappa, to the east Rathkeale and to the south by Newcastle West.

On 5 March 1867, The Fenians attempted to capture the local RIC Barracks. The attack was not a success. In 1868, the Ardagh Hoard including the Ardagh Chalice was found in a nearby ringfort. Ardagh CDS won the Read Cup for butter many times in the mid-1900s. William Smith O'Brien had his residence in Cahermoyle House which is a mile from Ardagh Village. William C. Upton, writer of Uncle Pat's Cabin, was born and raised in Ardagh.

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