Suncroft

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Suncroft
Crochta na Gréine
Town
Old graveyard in Suncroft
Old graveyard in Suncroft
Suncroft is located in Ireland
Suncroft
Suncroft
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°06′28″N 6°51′40″W / 53.10780°N 6.86120°W / 53.10780; -6.86120Coordinates: 53°06′28″N 6°51′40″W / 53.10780°N 6.86120°W / 53.10780; -6.86120
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County County Kildare
Population (2011)
 • Urban 735
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference N761071

Suncroft (Irish: Crochta na Gréine) is a village in County Kildare, Ireland, south of The Curragh and east of Kildare Town.

Name[edit]

The name Suncroft means “a sun blessed croft”.

Suncroft was named by a priest who was walking in the croft (or field) long ago, the sun was shining so brightly on the field that he decided to name the place Suncroft.[2]

Education[edit]

The primary school in the town is Suncroft National School (Irish: Scoil Bhride, Crochta na Gréine).[3]

Population[edit]

As of 2006, Suncroft had a population of 607.

Transport[edit]

Bus Éireann route 126 serves the village once a day in each direction (not Sundays) providing a link to/from Kildare, Newbridge, Naas and Dublin. The nearest railway stations are Kildare railway station and Newbridge railway station.

Sport[edit]

Suncroft A.F.C. is the local football club, and Suncroft GAA is the local Gaelic Athletic Association club.

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