Kilbricken

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Kilbrickan
Cill Bhriocáin
Town
The Kilbricken Inn
The Kilbricken Inn
Kilbrickan is located in Ireland
Kilbrickan
Kilbrickan
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°57′42″N 7°27′44″W / 52.961793°N 7.462103°W / 52.961793; -7.462103Coordinates: 52°57′42″N 7°27′44″W / 52.961793°N 7.462103°W / 52.961793; -7.462103
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County County Laois
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)

Kilbricken, officially Kilbrickan (Irish: Cill Bhriocáin, meaning "Briocán's church"), is a hamlet in County Laois, Ireland, on the Dublin-Cork railway line.

Mountrath & Castletown railway station opened at Kilbricken on 1 September 1848. It was part of the Great Southern and Western Railway in Ireland and was used for 127 year before being closed for goods traffic on 3 November 1975 and finally closed altogether by the CIÉ on 6 September 1976.[1] The station is no longer served and the station buildings are now privately owned. Although derelict, the stone built station can still be seen standing along this track.

Victoria Cross winner James Bergin was from Kilbricken.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mountrath and Castletown station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-11-18.