Rhode, County Offaly

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Rhode
Ród
Town
Rhode, approaching from the North on the R400
Rhode, approaching from the North on the R400
Rhode is located in Ireland
Rhode
Rhode
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°20′58″N 7°11′57″W / 53.349527°N 7.199095°W / 53.349527; -7.199095Coordinates: 53°20′58″N 7°11′57″W / 53.349527°N 7.199095°W / 53.349527; -7.199095
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County County Offaly
Elevation 102 m (335 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Urban 778
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference N533335

Rhode (historically spelt Road, from Irish: Ród)[1] is a village in County Offaly, Ireland. It is situated on the R400 at its junction with the R441 which leads to Edenderry, the nearest town, located 12 km east of Rhode.

The village is on an "island" of high ground surrounded by an expanse of raised bog which forms part of the Bog of Allen.

The modern village of Rhode developed around a peat-burning power plant operated by the Electricity Supply Board which was supplied with milled peat by Bord na Móna. The plant was shut down in 2003 and its cooling towers were demolished on March 16, 2004, removing a highly visible landmark.

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland (see archival records)
  2. ^ "Dunne, John (1846–1916)". Obituaries Australia. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. Retrieved 4 September 2012.