Clogh, County Kilkenny

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Clogh
An Chloch
Town
Clogh is located in Ireland
Clogh
Clogh
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°51′37″N 7°09′46″W / 52.86035°N 7.16281°W / 52.86035; -7.16281Coordinates: 52°51′37″N 7°09′46″W / 52.86035°N 7.16281°W / 52.86035; -7.16281
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County County Kilkenny
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference S5627678602
Website www.kilkenny.ie

Clogh (Irish: An Chloch) is a village,[1] a townland,[2] and namesake of an electoral district[3] in County Kilkenny, Ireland.

Clogh on the R426 road near Castlecomer.

History[edit]

In 1837 it lay along the road from Castlecomer on the road to Athy.[1] It containing 116 houses and 582 inhabitants. Most people were employed in the neighbouring collieries.[1] It had a constabulary police station.[1] In 1837, the district of Clough comprised parts of the parishes of Castlecomer and Rathaspeck.[1] The Roman Catholic chapel for the district was in Clough.[1]

Clogh townland is in the parish of Castlecomer and the barony of Fassadining.[1] The name Clogh comes from Gaeilge Cloch, as it is believed that the natives threw stones at Saint Patrick when he arrived in the area to spread catholism.

Village[edit]

As of the 2006 census, by the Central Statistics Office, the town's population, including Chatsworth, was 351. This was a 9.7% change since 2002.[4]

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