Eadestown

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Eadestown
Baile Éide
Town
Eadestown is located in Ireland
Eadestown
Eadestown
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°07′16″N 6°20′39″W / 53.1210°N 6.3441°W / 53.1210; -6.3441Coordinates: 53°07′16″N 6°20′39″W / 53.1210°N 6.3441°W / 53.1210; -6.3441
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County County Kildare
Population (2002)
 • Urban 183
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)

Eadestown (Irish: Baile Éide) is a small town in County Kildare, Ireland. It is situated on the R410 Regional Road south of Naas, between Naas and Blessington, County Wicklow.

The Church of Immaculate Conception

Eadestown Parish[edit]

The Parish of Eadestown is composed of the civil parishes of Rathmore, Kilteel, Tipper and Haynestown. Its churches are: The Immaculate Conception, Eadestown; St. Laurence O'Toole Kilteel.

In 1995-2004 the parish was run by the popular racing priest Fr. Sean Breen.[1] Breen's "Heavenly syndicate" won £170,000 from one of its horses in 2002-03.[2]

Parish Church[edit]

The Parish church was altered and renovated by the famous church architect John Joseph Robinson, of Robinson and Keefe Architects for Rev.W. Lockhart P.P. in 1923. He subsequently designed the cathedral of Our Lady and St. Nicholas in Galway.

Sport[edit]

Eadestown GAA is based in Eadestown. The team won the Kildare Senior Football Championship in 1970. Eadestown GAA fields numerous underage teams and also competes in the Kildare Junior Championship. Punchestown Racecourse is also located in Eadestown and this host many annual meetings, with the highlight being a national hunt festival, usually held in late April.

Pronunciation[edit]

Traditional local families pronounce the name as /ˈdstn/ ("ayds"-town), while many others pronounce it as /ˈdstn/ ("eeds"-town).

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.leinsterleader.ie/news/Kildare-mourns-passing-of-the.4885453.jp
  2. ^ http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/general/racing-why-father-seans-forecasts-could-be-the-answer-to-your-prayers-599966.html

External links[edit]

Eadestown Village