Rathcoffey

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Rathcoffey

Ráth Chofaigh
Village
Rathcoffey is located in Ireland
Rathcoffey
Rathcoffey
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°20′N 6°41′W / 53.33°N 6.69°W / 53.33; -6.69Coordinates: 53°20′N 6°41′W / 53.33°N 6.69°W / 53.33; -6.69
CountryIreland
ProvinceLeinster
CountyCounty Kildare
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))

Rathcoffey or Rathcoffy (Irish: Ráth Chofaigh, meaning "Cofaigh's ringfort") is a village in County Kildare, Ireland.

Demographics[edit]

Transport[edit]

The 139 runs through rathcoffey serving Blanchardstown and Naas Hospital

Churches[edit]

Rathcoffey church is part of the Clane & Rathcoffey Parish. The church was built in 1710.

Education[edit]

Rathcoffey National School has an enrollment of 199 in the 2013/2014 year. There are 10 teachers, one special needs assistant and two secretaries. See the website for more information.

Pubs[edit]

Rathcoffey has two pubs one of which is located inside the GAA clubhouse. The other pub called Tierney's is located on the main road and was set up in 1960. It is generally the main drinking hole in Rathcoffey.

Sport and Voluntary Groups[edit]

GAA[edit]

There is one GAA club in Rathcoffey.The club was founded in 1888.They typically wear the colors blue and white. They play Hurling, Camogie and Gaelic Football. For more information see Rathcoffey GAA. Rathcoffey Football were Kildare JFC Champions 1990.

History[edit]

The Wogan family of Rathcoffey Castle were the principal landowners in the Middle Ages.[1] In 1453 a private war erupted between different branches of the family for possession of Rathcoffey Castle.

People[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Ball, F. Elrington The Judges in Ireland 1221-1921 John Murray London 1926
  2. ^ Ball Judges in Ireland

External links[edit]

Rathcoffey GAA club

See also[edit]

http://rathcoffeyns.scoilnet.ie/blog/

  1. ^ "Seamus Cullen's Personal Web Site". seamuscullen.net. Retrieved 2016-11-21.