Kiltegan

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Kiltegan

Cill Teagáin
Town
Kiltegan is located in Ireland
Kiltegan
Kiltegan
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°54′15″N 6°36′24″W / 52.9043°N 6.6067°W / 52.9043; -6.6067Coordinates: 52°54′15″N 6°36′24″W / 52.9043°N 6.6067°W / 52.9043; -6.6067
CountryIreland
ProvinceLeinster
CountyCounty Wicklow
Elevation
148 m (486 ft)
Population
 (2006)
 • Rural
705
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))
Irish Grid ReferenceS935848

Kiltegan (Irish: Cill Teagáin, meaning "Church of St. Teagáin") is a village in west County Wicklow, Ireland, on the R747 regional road close to the border with County Carlow.

The 19th century mansion Humewood House lies just outside the village. It was built in 1870 for William Hume-Dick, father-in-law of Richard Penruddocke Long, by William White. It remained in the Hume family until the death of Mimi Weygand (née Hume), in 1992. The house has been used as a location for films such as "The Actors" starring Michael Caine, "Ella Enchanted" with Joanna Lumley, "Laws of Attraction" starring Pierce Brosnan and Julianne Moore, and for ABC's television movie, "Prince William".[1]

The Roman Catholic St Patrick's Missionary Society, known as the Kiltegan Fathers, has its mother house at High Park 2 km from the village.

Kiltegan won the Irish Tidy Towns Competition in 1973.[2] The village is also home to the successful Kiltegan GAA club, which also includes players from the nearby sister village of Rathdangan.

Kiltegan Church of Ireland church and the Hume family mausoleum

See also[edit]

List of towns and villages in Ireland

References[edit]

  1. ^ Turtle Bunbury http://www.turtlebunbury.com/history/history_houses/hist_hse_humewood.html
  2. ^ "List of Overall Winners". Tidy Towns (Ireland). Archived from the original on 2011-02-06. Retrieved 2013-06-27.

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