Staplestown

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Staplestown (Irish: Baile an tSéipéil) is a village in North County Kildare, Ireland, located 40 kilometres west of Dublin. The village has a church, a school, a post office and shop and is home to St Kevin's GAA.

The church in Staplestown is known as St. Benignus. It is over 200 years old and is one of the oldest churches in the Kildare and Leighlin diocese. The church was built to a T plan and has three galleries, and was renovated in the 1990s. The old school is also on the grounds of the church. This was renovated in 2006 and is used as a town hall. A statue of Christ the King stands opposite the church, on the wall of Scoil Naomh Mhuire.

There is also a church in Cooleragh, in the Staplestown parish, called Christ the King. [1]

Donadea Forest Park is located in the neighbouring civil parish of Donadea. The forest is managed by the state forestry agency, Coillte.

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The school is called 'Scoil Naomh Mhuire', more details about the school can be found at https://staplestownns.ie

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Coordinates: 53°20′N 6°46′W / 53.333°N 6.767°W / 53.333; -6.767