Goresbridge

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Goresbridge
An Droichead Nua
Town
Goresbridge is located in Ireland
Goresbridge
Goresbridge
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°38′00″N 7°04′00″W / 52.633333°N 7.066667°W / 52.633333; -7.066667Coordinates: 52°38′00″N 7°04′00″W / 52.633333°N 7.066667°W / 52.633333; -7.066667
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County County Kilkenny
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Website www.kilkennycoco.ie
Goresbridge over the River Barrow

Goresbridge (Irish: An Droichead Nua, meaning "The New Bridge") is a village on the R702 regional road in east County Kilkenny, Ireland, on the River Barrow.

History[edit]

Goresbridge is named for the New Bridge built in 1756 by Colonel Ralph Gore (died 1802) the first and last Earl of Ross. The bridge remains of significant importance in the area for its associations with the Battle of Goresbridge in June 1798.[1] On the 1846 OSI map of Ireland Goresbridge is referred to as Newbridge. This was the old name for Goresbridge which is the name used today.

Gore's Bridge[edit]

For details of the Bridge see the NIAH's appraisal of Gore's Bridge

Transport[edit]

Goresbridge railway station opened on 26 October 1870, closed for passenger traffic on 26 January 1931 and for goods traffic on 27 January 1947, finally closing altogether on 1 April 1963.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Appraisal". NIAH. 
  2. ^ "Goresbridge station". Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-10-15. 

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