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Inis Tíog
The bridge in Inistioge
The bridge in Inistioge
Inistioge is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°29′N 7°04′W / 52.483°N 7.067°W / 52.483; -7.067Coordinates: 52°29′N 7°04′W / 52.483°N 7.067°W / 52.483; -7.067
 • Total260
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))

Inistioge (/ɪnɪʃˈtɡ/; Irish: Inis Tíog) is a small village in County Kilkenny, Ireland. It is situated on the River Nore, 25 kilometres (16 mi) southeast of Kilkenny. Historically, the name has been spelt as Ennistioge, Ennisteage, and in other ways.

Inistioge, and its village green, has been the scene for a number of films, including Circle of Friends, The Secret Scripture and Widows' Peak.[2] The Woodstock Estate is located one mile (1.6 km) outside the village. Inistioge is one of several villages that are situated along the River Nore not far from the city of Kilkenny, Ireland. The Town is entered by crossing a 10 arch stone bridge, includes a tree-lined square and rows of 18th and 19th century homes along the river.

Public transport[edit]


The main bus route serving the village is Kilbride Coaches' New Ross - Thomastown - Kilkenny route. Bus Éireann route 374 provides a journey in each direction along the New Ross - Thomastown - Kilkenny route. Bus Éireann and JJ Kavanagh and Sons operate several journeys daily from Thomastown (8.5 kilometres away) to Dublin, Dublin Airport, Carlow and Waterford. Bus services to Rosslare Europort are available from New Ross.[3]


The nearest station is Thomastown railway station on the Waterford-Kilkenny-Dublin line. It is nine kilometres distant.


The earliest recorded reference to Inistioge refers to a battle between the kingdom of Osraighi and an army of Norse, recorded as taking place in the year AD 962 in the Annals of the Four Masters.[4]

Inistioge was previously a borough, sending two members to the Irish House of Commons.[5][6]


The Gaelic Athletic Association club Rower-Inistioge GAA has its home ground here. The club has had a number of All Ireland medal-winning players including Eddie Keher, Sean Cummins, Kieran Joyce, Liam Tierney and Liam Naddy.[citation needed]

Notable people[edit]

George Brown, Manchester based communist and member of the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War was born at Ballyneale outside Inistioge in 1906. He was killed in the Battle of Brunete, Spain in 1937. An annual George Brown memorial weekend has been held in Inistioge since 2008. Nora Sands, of Jamie's School Dinners fame, is a native.[7]

Lieutenant Walter R.P. Hamilton V.C., leader of the Guides at the Residency in Kabul, who was killed during the Second Anglo-Afghan War, came from here.

Judge Peter Smithwick, President of the District Court


See also[edit]


  1. ^ citing census
  2. ^ "This little Kilkenny village has been utterly transformed into a Hollywood film set". 2 February 2015. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  3. ^
  4. ^ Part 6 of Annals of the Four Masters
  5. ^ Goodrich, Samuel Griswold, A New Universal Pocket Gazetteer (W. Hyde, 1832) p. 446
  6. ^ Carrigan, William, The History and Antiquities of the Diocese of Ossory (reprinted by Roberts Books, 1981), p. 104
  7. ^ Nora's Kitchen - The home of Nora Sands from Jamie's School Dinners

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