Newtown, County Laois

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Newtown on the R430
Newtown Cross on the N78

Newtown or Newtown Cross (Irish: Baile Nua) is a village in County Laois, Ireland. It is within the townlands of Clonbrock (Cluain Broc) and Doonane (Dúnán).

Newtown lies close to the border between Counties Laois and Kilkenny at the point where the R430 regional road from Abbeyleix to Carlow crosses the N78 from Kilkenny to Athy.


The local Gaelic Athletic Association club, Crettyard, has its grounds and clubhouse at Newtown Cross.

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Coordinates: 52°51′44″N 7°06′44″W / 52.86222°N 7.11222°W / 52.86222; -7.11222