Kilmead

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Kilmead
Cill Míde
Town
Kilmead is located in Ireland
Kilmead
Kilmead
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°02′03″N 6°53′52″W / 53.034256°N 6.897755°W / 53.034256; -6.897755Coordinates: 53°02′03″N 6°53′52″W / 53.034256°N 6.897755°W / 53.034256; -6.897755
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County County Kildare
Population (2011)
 • Urban 299
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Website kildare.ie/community/kilmead/kilmead.htm

Kilmead is a small village in Kildare, Ireland. It is on the R418 road and is 5.6 kilometers from Athy.

History[edit]

National monuments in the area include the ‘Rath of Mullaghmast’ and Kilkea Castle, the ancestral home of the Fitzgeralds. The name "Kilmead" is believed to be derived from a term meaning "middle church". The lands of Kilmead were in the possession of the Fitzgerald family until the rebellion of Silken Thomas in 1534.

Public transport[edit]

Bus Éireann route 130 serves Kilmead once a day Mondays to Fridays inclusive at 06.51 - the bus continues to Kilcullen, Naas and Dublin. There is no return service to the village; passengers have to catch a return bus to Athy.[1] South Kildare Community Transport operate a twice a day route Mondays to Fridays inclusive into Athy.[2] Rail services can be accessed at Athy railway station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://journeyplanner.buseireann.ie/jp/bin/stboard.exe/en?currentCSS=theme_be&
  2. ^ http://www.skct.ie/PDF/Route2-athy-castledermot-Timetable-2010.pdf

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