|Taghmon, Co. Wexford
|• Dáil Éireann||Wexford|
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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. 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.
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, 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.
- 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.
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