Bracknagh

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Bracknagh, Co. Offaly
Breacánach
Town
Bracknagh, Co. Offaly is located in Ireland
Bracknagh, Co. Offaly
Bracknagh, Co. Offaly
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°13′N 7°06′W / 53.217°N 7.100°W / 53.217; -7.100Coordinates: 53°13′N 7°06′W / 53.217°N 7.100°W / 53.217; -7.100
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County Offaly
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
R419 crossing the Figile River in Bracknagh

Bracknagh or Bracnagh[1] (Irish: Breacánach) is a small village in County Offaly, Ireland. It is at the junction of the R442 and R419 regional roads, half way between Portarlington and Rathangan (8 km from both).

It is thought that the settlement began with a small cluster of homes built around the road junction. Expansion along connected roads includes addition of two housing developments by Offaly County Council and Bord na Mona.[2]

Due to the nearest international post office being in Kildare, Bracknagh is listed as being in Kildare on addresses it is in fact in county Offaly. Bracknagh is home to the ballynowlart church the sight where what are known as the ballynowlart mayters were burnt alive in the church by the Black and Tans and up to recent years there has being a memorial to commemorate this. Bracknagh is home to the st broughans well known for its headache cure and also is home to st broughans church. It has a population of approx 2000 and hosts a GAA club which was founded in 1973 and were the first team to win the Offaly gaa intemediate title in 1978 after an absence of the competition for some years.at underage young people play with the parish team of clonbullogue walsh island and bracknagh known as St Broughans.

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