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Paddytown, Co. Wexford
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Paddytown, Co. Wexford is located in Ireland
Paddytown, Co. Wexford
Paddytown, Co. Wexford
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°19′N 6°40′W / 52.32°N 6.66°W / 52.32; -6.66Coordinates: 52°19′N 6°40′W / 52.32°N 6.66°W / 52.32; -6.66
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County County Wexford
 • Dáil Éireann Wexford
Population (2011)
 • Urban 623
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)

Taghmon (Irish: Teach Munna, meaning "House of Munn") is a village in County Wexford, Ireland. It lies on the R738 regional road, 14 km west of Wexford town and 25 km east-southeast of New Ross.

Taghmon, County Wexford


It can be established, from historical records, that the area now comprising the village of Taghmon has been inhabited since at least as early as 595 AD. Saint Fintan Munnu was granted land there in circa 597 by a chieftain, Dímma mac Áeda Croin who later became a cleric and was buried among the monks at the monastery.[1] His followers, were residing in the area then known as 'Achadh Liathdrom', which translates as 'the grey field on (or near) the ridge of a hill'.


Many Irish place names are topographically descriptive, and 'Achadh Liathdrom' is no exception. From the western side of the Forth Mountain, as it slopes down towards Ballintlea, a succession of gradual hills and valleys undulate their way across this part of County Wexford towards Camross, Bree and Carrigbyrne Hills. It is on one of these hills or ridges that the village of Taghmon is situated.


Tagmon Camross GAA was founded in 1986. As Taghmon is a recently found club they are only now starting to become a well known team. In 2011 they won U14 hurling and football county finals as well as representing Wexford in the Feile Na Ngael. in 2015, their adult hurling team won the Junior county championship to be promoted to Intermediate A. While their most recent win came in 2016 when they won the Intermediate football championship to be promoted to the Senior grade.

Modern Taghmon[edit]

Being a large growing village, Taghmon has many businesses that contribute to the local economy.


Local Link Wexford, formerly The Rural Bus, provides links with Wexford town,[2] and a taxi company is situated in the village. Bus Éireann routes 372 and 373 serve Taghmon on Mondays and Tuesdays only providing links to Wexford Town, Wellingtonbridge and New Ross.[3]

Notable people[edit]

  • James Ryan, the politician, was born at Tomcoole near Taghmon in 1891. Two of his sisters, Mary Kate and Phyllis, also from Tomcoole, were married to the Irish President Seán T. O'Kelly, while a third sister married Richard Mulcahy, Chief of Staff of the Irish Republican Army. Other members of the family were active in public life.[4]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Charles-Edwards, T.M. Early Christian Ireland page 117. Cambridge University Press, January 8, 2001.
  2. ^ Local Link Wexford theruralbus.ie Retrieved 5 September 2015
  3. ^ http://www.buseireann.ie/pdf/1360756249-371.pdf
  4. ^ The Ryans of Tomcoole at nli.ie, accessed 12 May 2015