Ardagh, County Limerick
Ardagh is a village and civil parish in County Limerick, Ireland. The village is situated on the R523 road. The nearest town is Newcastle West, about 3 miles away, on the R521 road to Foynes and Shanagolden. The parish is bounded to the west by Athea, to the north by the parish of Coolcappa, to the east Rathkeale and to the south by Newcastle West. The local GAA team is known as St. Kierans, a club which represents both the parish of Ardagh-Carrigkerry as well as Coolcappagh-Kilcolman.
On 5 March 1867, in the Fenian Rising, an unsuccessful attempt was made by local Fenian supporters to capture the local Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) barracks. Many of them were subsequently arrested.
- William Smith O'Brien, Irish nationalist Member of Parliament (MP) and leader of the Young Ireland movement, had his residence in Cahermoyle House which is a mile from Ardagh village.
- William C. Upton, writer of Uncle Pat's Cabin (1882), was born and raised in Ardagh.
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