Rathmolyon

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Rathmolyon
Ráth Moliain
Village
Behind a wrought iron gate sits a church with grey stone quoins. An octagonal steeple with a tall pointed roof adjoins the right side of the nave and contains a ground-level entry with red door.
St. Michael's and All Angels Church, Rathmolyon
Rathmolyon is located in Ireland
Rathmolyon
Rathmolyon
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°29′20.4″N 6°44′40.2″W / 53.489000°N 6.744500°W / 53.489000; -6.744500Coordinates: 53°29′20.4″N 6°44′40.2″W / 53.489000°N 6.744500°W / 53.489000; -6.744500
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County County Meath
Elevation 76 m (249 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 168
Time zone UTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-1 (IST (WEST))
Irish Grid Reference N833483

Rathmolyon (/ræθmɒˈln/; Irish: Ráth Máigh Laighin, meaning "ringfort of the Leinster Plain") is a village in the southern portion of County Meath, Ireland, situated 8 km south of Trim. It is situated at the junction of the R156 regional road and the R159 regional road connecting Trim to Enfield. Rathmolyon serves as a service center for the surrounding rural area.

Public transport[edit]

Bus Éireann route 115A provides a commuter link from Rathmolyon to Dublin via Summerhill and [Dunboyne] with one journey in the morning and an evening journey back every day except Sunday.[1] Until 24 August 2013 (incluive) Bus Éireann route 118 provided a daily commuter service from to/from Dublin via Dunboyne and a daily service to/from Mullingar.

Local history[edit]

The village developed at the junction of two regional roads. Most of the significant older buildings in the village date from the Georgian and Victorian periods. During the late 19th century, the area played an important role in the development of the Two by Twos and Cooneyite movement,[2] the only religion known to have had its origin in Ireland.[3]

Although small, Rathmolyon includes some impressive buildings, which include a Catholic church, a Protestant church, two public houses, Cherryvalley House, Rathmoylon Villa and Rathmoylon House.[4]

Local attractions[edit]

The "Rathmolyon Esker" east of Rathmolyon has been proposed as a Natural Heritage Area.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.buseireann.ie/inner.php?id=247#Meath
  2. ^ Dair Rioga Local History Group, Mallon and Greaney editors. 2005. All in Good Faith: A History of Christianity in Enfield, Rathmolyon, Rathcore and Associated Areas. Ireland: Dair Rioga Local History Group and the Meath Leader under the NRDP Programme of the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs / National Development Plan.
  3. ^ Robinson, James. 2005. Pentecostal Origins: Early Pentecostalism in Ireland in the Context of the British Isles: Studies in Evangelical History and Thought. Milton Keynes, United Kingdom: Paternoster, p. 34. ISBN 978-1-84227-329-6
  4. ^ Meath County Council. 2008. Rathmolyon Draft Local Area Plan. Navan, Ireland: Meath County Council. PDF