Clogh, County Kilkenny

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An Chloch
Clogh is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°51′37″N 7°09′46″W / 52.86035°N 7.16281°W / 52.86035; -7.16281Coordinates: 52°51′37″N 7°09′46″W / 52.86035°N 7.16281°W / 52.86035; -7.16281
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County County Kilkenny
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference S5627678602

Clogh (Irish: An Chloch) is a village,[1] a townland,[2] and namesake of an electoral district[3] in County Kilkenny, Ireland.

Clogh on the R426 road near Castlecomer.


In 1837 it lay along the road from Castlecomer on the road to Athy.[1] It containing 116 houses and 582 inhabitants. Most people were employed in the neighbouring collieries.[1] It had a constabulary police station.[1] In 1837, the district of Clogh comprised parts of the parishes of Castlecomer and Rathaspeck.[1] The Roman Catholic chapel for the district was in Clogh.[1]

Clogh townland is in the parish of Castlecomer and the barony of Fassadining.[1] The name Clogh comes from Gaeilge Cloch, as it is believed that the natives threw stones at Saint Patrick when he arrived in the area to spread Catholicism.


As of the 2006 census, by the Central Statistics Office, the town's population, including Chatsworth, was 351. This was a 9.7% change since 2002.[4]

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