Maddenstown

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Maddenstown
Baile Uí Mhadaín
Town
Maddenstown is located in Ireland
Maddenstown
Maddenstown
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°08′33″N 6°51′38″W / 53.14253°N 6.86043°W / 53.14253; -6.86043Coordinates: 53°08′33″N 6°51′38″W / 53.14253°N 6.86043°W / 53.14253; -6.86043
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County County Kildare
Population (2006)
 • Urban 154
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference N74900
Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1926 195 —    
1936 183 −6.2%
1946 149 −18.6%
1951 165 +10.7%
1966 158 −4.2%
1971 310 +96.2%
1981 294 −5.2%
1986 244 −17.0%
1991 215 −11.9%
1996 189 −12.1%
2002 179 −5.3%
2006 154 −14.0%
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Maddenstown (Irish: Baile Uí Mhadaín) is a village in County Kildare, Ireland, south of The Curragh and east of Kildare town. It is situated in the barony of Offaly West and the parish of Ballysax.

Maddenstown is well known[by whom?] for its proximity to the Curragh race course and is a base for stud farms such as Michael Keogh’s Ballysax Manor Stud and racehorse trainers Ms F M Crowley, Paul Deegan, JT Gorman, Caroline Hutchinson, Peter Henley and William Mark Roper.

It has a population of 154.

History[edit]

Maddenstown House was home to Captain William Kelly, horse racing enthusiast and patron of prize fighter Dan Donnelly. Ballyfair House was home to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland when races were staged at the Curragh Racecourse. James Touchet, third earl of Castlehaven's house at Maddenstown served as a refuge for “a great number of English protestants that had been robbed by the rebels’ and then helped them find their way to safety.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.cso.ie/census and www.histpop.org.
  2. ^ TCD, MS 813, fols. 285–285v

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