Crookstown

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Crookstown
An Baile Gallda
Town
Crookstown is located in Ireland
Crookstown
Crookstown
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°01′11″N 6°48′10″W / 53.019722°N 6.802778°W / 53.019722; -6.802778Coordinates: 53°01′11″N 6°48′10″W / 53.019722°N 6.802778°W / 53.019722; -6.802778
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County County Kildare
Elevation 100 m (300 ft)
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference S797969

Crookstown (Irish: An Baile Gallda, meaning "town of the invader or foreigner") is a small town in the south of County Kildare, Ireland. It is on the R448 road where it meets the R415 regional road, about 75 km (47 mi) south of Dublin. It is a small town, with only a few hundred inhabitants but has a church, a primary school, a petrol station/rest area on the N9, restaurant and small hotel and also some craft shops. It is only a kilometre from the larger neighbouring village of Ballitore and the two villages are almost merged.

Public transport[edit]

The village is served by bus route 880 operated by Kildare Local Link on behalf of the National Transport Authority. There are several buses each day including Sunday linking the village to Castledermot, Carlow and Naas as well as villages such as Moone in the area.[1]

See also[edit]

Little Theatre, R415 and St. Mary and Laurence Church, designed by J. J. McCarthy in 1860
Postbox in Crookstown
Leaving Crookstown, heading west

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