Rathnure

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Rathnure
Ráth an Iúir
Town
Rathnure is located in Ireland
Rathnure
Rathnure
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°30′00″N 6°46′00″W / 52.5°N 6.766667°W / 52.5; -6.766667Coordinates: 52°30′00″N 6°46′00″W / 52.5°N 6.766667°W / 52.5; -6.766667
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County County Wexford
Elevation 60 m (200 ft)
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference S834393

Rathnure (Irish: Ráth an Iúir, meaning "ringfort of the yew trees") is a small village on the R731 regional road about 12 km (7.5 mi) from the town of Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Ireland. The village is located at the foot of the Blackstairs Mountain, which borders County Carlow on the opposite side.

Attractions[edit]

Local attractions include the natural scenery[citation needed], the John Kelly Memorial and grave in Kilanne, and the Monksgrange House. The house, which is owned by the Hill family and was built in 1769, contains a Norman art gallery, which also exhibits works by contemporary Irish artists such as William Scott, Harry Kernoff and Hilda Roberts. Monksgrange has frequently played host to the performances of the Blackstairs Opera.

Sport[edit]

Gaelic games[edit]

Rathnure is famous for the Rathnure St. Annes Gaelic Athletic Association Club, which was once a proud dual club (Nicky Rackard having represented Wexford in both codes) but this legacy has been somewhat diminished over the last twenty years to the extent that Rathnure now fails to field a team in football.Rathnure hold 20 county senior hurling titles and 6 leinster titles a record in the county not to be defeated for many years to come

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