Staplestown, County Kildare

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Staplestown (Irish: Baile an Stáibléaraigh) is a village in North County Kildare, Ireland, located 25 miles west of Dublin. The village has a church, a school, a post office and shop and is home to St Kevin's GAA.

The church in Staplestown is known as St. Benignus. It is over 200 years old and is one of the oldest churches in the Kildare and Leighlin diocese. The church is built to a T plan and has three galleries, and was renovated in the 1990s. The old school is also on the grounds of the church. This was renovated in 2006 and is used as a town hall. A statue of Christ the King stands opposite the church, on the other side of the road.

There is also a church in Cooleragh, in the Staplestown parish, called Christ the King. [1]

Donadea Forest Park is also close by. The forest is currently under management by Coillte. The forest has a castle which is in ruins.

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The school is called 'Scoil Naomh Mhuire'.

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Coordinates: 53°20′N 6°46′W / 53.333°N 6.767°W / 53.333; -6.767