Palatine, County Carlow

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Palatine, County Carlow

Palatine (Irish: Cnoc Arda)[1] is a village in County Carlow, Ireland. It lies mostly within the townlands of Knockarda and Killyshane, close to the County Kildare border.

"Palatinetown" is mentioned in A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland by Samuel Lewis, 1837:[2]

PALATINETOWN, a hamlet, in the parish of URGLIN, barony and county of CARLOW, and province of LEINSTER, 234 miles (N. E.) from Carlow, on the road to Castledermot; containing 88 inhabitants. It is said to derive its name from a colony of German refugees, who were driven from their native country, and settled here, in the reign of Louis XIV. The Rt. Hon. B. Burton obtained a patent for four fairs, of which that on the 26th of March is the only one at present held. A constabulary police force is stationed in the village.

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Coordinates: 52°52′08″N 6°51′36″W / 52.869°N 6.860°W / 52.869; -6.860