Rathcabbin

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Rathcabbin (Ráth Cabáin in Irish) often Rathcabban is a small village[1] and an electoral district[2] situated at the very north of County Tipperary in Ireland. The village is located off the R489 regional road between Portumna, County Galway and Birr, County Offaly. It is 5 km east of the River Shannon and Lough Derg.

The village contains 2 bars (Kelly's and Brophy's) and a village shop (Kelly's).

The modern church of Our Lady Queen of Ireland stands at the focal point crossroads of the village. The church was dedicated in 1984.[3]

Rathcabbin was the scene of filming for an award winning film entitled Garage (2007). The film was shot in the village over a six-week period in late summer 2006. The films premiere was in Rathcabbin, where the garage part was filmed.[4]

At Redwood is a raised bog located where the Little Brosna River joins the Shannon and established in 1991 it includes area of bog dome, fen and bog pools. The area is in state ownership and forms part of the Shannon Callows, an area classified as being of Special Area of Conservation.[5]

The proposed new Dáil constituency of Offaly will incorporate twenty four electoral divisions from Tipperary North including Rathcabbin.[6]

Sport[edit]

Hurlers from the village play for the parish team Lorrha-Dorrha GAA at St. Ruadhan's Park at Moatfield, Redwood.[7]

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Coordinates: 53°05′N 8°07′W / 53.083°N 8.117°W / 53.083; -8.117