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
CountryIreland
ProvinceLeinster
CountyCounty Kildare
Population
(2016)[1]
746
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))
Irish Grid ReferenceN761071

Suncroft (Irish: Crochta na Gréine)[3] is a village in County Kildare, Ireland, south of The Curragh and east of Kildare Town. As of 2016, Suncroft had a population of 746.[1]

Name[edit]

The name Suncroft means “a sun blessed croft”. According to local folklore, Suncroft was named by a priest who was walking in the croft (or field), and the sun was shining so brightly on the field that he decided to name the place Suncroft.[4]

Education[edit]

The primary school in the town is Suncroft National School (in Irish Scoil Bhride, Crochta na Gréine).[5]

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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sapmap Area - Settlements - Suncroft". Census 2016. Central Statistics Office. 2016. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  2. ^ cso.ie/census and histpop.org
  3. ^ "Crochta na Gréine / Suncroft". logainm.ie. Irish Placenames Commission. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  4. ^ "How Did Suncroft Get its Name?". suncroftnationalschool.ie. Archived from the original on 11 September 2012.
  5. ^ "Suncroft National School". suncroftnationalschool.ie. Archived from the original on 23 May 2012. Retrieved 2012-05-07.