Cadamstown

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Cadamstown
Baile Mhic Ádaim
Town
Cadamstown is located in Ireland
Cadamstown
Cadamstown
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°7′36″N 7°39′13″W / 53.12667°N 7.65361°W / 53.12667; -7.65361Coordinates: 53°7′36″N 7°39′13″W / 53.12667°N 7.65361°W / 53.12667; -7.65361
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County Offaly
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)

Cadamstown, historically called Ballymacadam (Irish: Baile Mhic Ádaim, meaning "MacAdam's town"),[1] is a small village in County Offaly, Ireland. It lies on the R421 regional road, just north of the Slieve Bloom Mountains. It is about 20 km from Tullamore and 6 km from Kinnitty.[2]

Features[edit]

The village is divided by the gorge of the Silver River, which is crossed by the R421. The road forms the Main Street of the village. The plan is predominantly linear, centred on the bridge over the Silver River and comprises a Church, public house and approximately 20 houses, with a population of approximately 60 people. The Mill is to the west and the Ardara Masonry Bridge (which has been taken into National care) is to the north.[2]

Signs point to a rich heritage in Cadamstown
Replica Megalith in Cadamstown

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland (see archival records)
  2. ^ a b "Cadamstown Sraid Plan". Volume 2 Offaly County Development Plan. Retrieved 2008-06-28.