Droichead an Chnoic or Cnoic Bhríde
|Elevation||42 m (138 ft)|
|Time zone||WET (UTC+0)|
|• Summer (DST)||IST (WEST) (UTC-1)|
|Irish Grid Reference||H994037|
Stephenstown House, a large ruined Victorian house, once owned by a branch of the Fortescue family, stands beside the River Fane about a mile outside the village. Stephenstown Pond, about a hundred metres from the house, was redeveloped in the mid-1990s and is a public amenity. Stephenstown Pond has a conference centre and an 8,000 sq ft (740 m2) community enterprise space. It is a habitat for a large number of animals. Fishing permits for the pond can be obtained in the village from McNamee's Pub or Brodigan's Shop.
The village takes its name from "Cnoic Bhríde" - Bridget's Hill - reputed to be a site connected with local saint Bridget. Nearby is Cuchulainn's Stone, which still stands, and where the legendary hero is reputed to have died.
The village's Gaelic football team (St. Brides GFC) was founded by Seamus Quinn, the parish priest in 1927. The club plays in "Pairc an Chuinnigh", which was bought as a memorial to Quinn who died in 1952. The grounds were opened on 1 May 1955. The club currently competes in the Louth Intermediate Division.
Location and transport
- Census 2006
- Knockbridge National School, Co. Louth
- Knockbridge Vintage Club
- Knockbridge Home Page
- St. Brides GFC