Hacketstown

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Hacketstown Main Street
Hacketstown

Baile Haicéid
Town
Hacketstown is located in Ireland
Hacketstown
Hacketstown
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°51′50″N 6°33′25″W / 52.8639°N 6.5569°W / 52.8639; -6.5569Coordinates: 52°51′50″N 6°33′25″W / 52.8639°N 6.5569°W / 52.8639; -6.5569
CountryIreland
ProvinceLeinster
CountyCounty Carlow, County Wicklow
Elevation
166 m (545 ft)
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))
Irish Grid ReferenceS972801
Websitewww.hacketstown.ie

Hacketstown (Irish: Baile Haicéid), historically known as Ballydrohid (Irish: Baile an Droichead), is a small town on the border between County Carlow and County Wicklow, Ireland.

It is located on the R747 regional road at its junction with the R727. The River Derreen flows westwards just north of the town and the River Derry rises just south of the town. Hacketstown was the scene of a battle during the 1798 rebellion.[citation needed]

Hacketstown has a national school and secondary school, Coláiste Eoin. There is a Roman Catholic church, St Bridget's, and a Church of Ireland chapel, St John's.

William Presley, an ancestor of Elvis Presley, was a resident of the town before emigrating to America over 200 years ago.

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