Maddenstown

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Maddenstown

Baile Uí Mhadaín
Town
Maddenstown is located in Ireland
Maddenstown
Maddenstown
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°08′33″N 6°51′38″W / 53.14253°N 6.86043°W / 53.14253; -6.86043Coordinates: 53°08′33″N 6°51′38″W / 53.14253°N 6.86043°W / 53.14253; -6.86043
CountryIreland
ProvinceLeinster
CountyCounty Kildare
Population
(2006)
 • Urban
154
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))
Irish Grid ReferenceN74900
Historical population
YearPop.±%
1926195—    
1936183−6.2%
1946149−18.6%
1951165+10.7%
1966158−4.2%
1971310+96.2%
1981294−5.2%
1986244−17.0%
1991215−11.9%
1996189−12.1%
2002179−5.3%
2006154−14.0%
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Maddenstown (Irish: Baile Uí Mhadaín) is a village in County Kildare, Ireland, south of The Curragh and east of Kildare town. It is situated in the barony of Offaly West and the parish of Ballysax.

Maddenstown is well known[by whom?] for its proximity to the Curragh race course and is a base for stud farms such as Michael Keogh’s Ballysax Manor Stud and racehorse trainers Ms F M Crowley, Paul Deegan, JT Gorman, Caroline Hutchinson, Peter Henley and William Mark Roper. It is located close to the village of Cutbush.

It has a population of 154.

History[edit]

Maddenstown House was home to Captain William Kelly, horse racing enthusiast and patron of prize fighter Dan Donnelly. Ballyfair House was home to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland when races were staged at the Curragh Racecourse. James Touchet, third earl of Castlehaven's house at Maddenstown served as a refuge for “a great number of English protestants that had been robbed by the rebels’ and then helped them find their way to safety.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2005-03-09. Retrieved 2009-08-23.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) and www.histpop.org.
  2. ^ TCD, MS 813, fols. 285–285v

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