Kilkea

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Kilkea
Cill Cathaigh
Town
Kilkea is located in Ireland
Kilkea
Kilkea
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°56′52″N 6°53′34″W / 52.94778°N 6.89278°W / 52.94778; -6.89278Coordinates: 52°56′52″N 6°53′34″W / 52.94778°N 6.89278°W / 52.94778; -6.89278
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County County Kildare
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)

Kilkea (Irish: Cill Cathaigh, meaning "church of Cathac"), (pop 92) is a village in County Kildare, Ireland, about 75 km (47 mi) from Dublin, and 15 km (9.3 mi) from the town of Carlow. The R418 regional road from Athy to Tullow passes through the village.

Memorial outside the village
House in Kilkea

People[edit]

  • Ernest Shackleton (1874-1922), Antarctic explorer, was born and spent his childhood at Kilkea House.

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