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Coill Dubh (Irish pronunciation: [kəilʲ d̪ˠʊw] or [kəilʲ d̪ˠʊv]) is a town in Ireland in northern County Kildare, at the junction of the R403 and R408 regional roads, about 40 km (25 mi) from Dublin. Its population of 684 (2006 Census[2]) represents an increase of 15.5pc on the 2002 census.

Coill Dubh
Town
Coill Dubh is located in Ireland
Coill Dubh
Coill Dubh
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°17′32″N 6°49′03″W / 53.29236°N 6.81752°W / 53.29236; -6.81752Coordinates: 53°17′32″N 6°49′03″W / 53.29236°N 6.81752°W / 53.29236; -6.81752
CountryIreland
ProvinceLeinster
CountyCounty Kildare
Population
 (2011)
 • Urban
693
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))
YearPop.±%
1961645—    
1966786+21.9%
1971920+17.0%
1981876−4.8%
1986772−11.9%
1991693−10.2%
1996682−1.6%
2002592−13.2%
2006684+15.5%
2011693+1.3%
[1]

The village is home to one of the strongest hurling clubs in County Kildare.

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HistoryEdit

 
Coill Dubh hurling team crest

The town was established in 1952 on the townland of Blackwood ("Coill Dubh" is an Irish translation), just off the R403 between Prosperous, County Kildare and Timahoe, County Kildare to accommodate workers on the Bord na Mona works supplying a peat fired power station in Allenwood. It replaced earlier temporary workers camps at Killinthomas, County Kildare, Mucklon, County Kildare and Timahoe, County Kildare, with 160 houses and 4 shops.

  • Peat Sod*

BibliographyEdit

  • Timahoe Historical Society: ‘Historical Paths Revisited’ with contributions by Owen Denneny, Liam Egan, Patience Pollard, Ted Creavin, Liam Holton, Paddy Byrne, Andy Flaherty, Aileen Saunders and John Clohessy.

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