Kentstown

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Kentstown
Baile an Cheantaigh
Town
Kentstown is located in Ireland
Kentstown
Kentstown
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°37′39″N 6°31′59″W / 53.62750°N 6.53306°W / 53.62750; -6.53306Coordinates: 53°37′39″N 6°31′59″W / 53.62750°N 6.53306°W / 53.62750; -6.53306
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County County Meath
Population (2006)
 • Urban 912
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Kentstown on the R150

Kentstown (Irish: Baile an Cheantaigh) is a village in County Meath in Ireland at the junction of the R153 and R150 regional roads. The ruins of the medieval church can be found in Danestown, Kentstown,[1] while in the present St. Mary's Parish Church (Church of Ireland) an effigy in the shape of a medieval Norman knight is carved on a slab. The knight wears a tight-fitting jupon and has a dagger on his right hip. An inscription, in Latin, accompanies it: "Here lies Thomas de Tuite, Knight, once Lord of Kentstown, who died on 2nd June 1363".[2]

Demographics[edit]

In 2006 the village had a population of 912, a rise from the 355 it had in 2002.

Transport[edit]

Bus Éireann route 107 (Navan-Ashbourne-Finglas-Dublin-UCD) provides a limited service to/from the village Mondays to Saturdays inclusive. [3]

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