Danesfort (Irish: Dún Feart, meaning 'fort of the grave mound')[2] is a small rural area in County Kilkenny, Ireland, located approximately 6 km from Kilkenny City on the N10 (Waterford to Kilkenny). It is also the name of a civil parish in County Kilkenny.[3] The local area consists of one primary school, a local GAA pitch, a Roman Catholic Church (including graveyard). A creche, a community centre and a care home for the elderly. The townland is divided almost equally either side of the road. Danesfort's flag is the same colour (black and amber) as that of its county, Kilkenny.

Danesfort
Dún Feart
Townland
Danesfort is located in Ireland
Danesfort
Danesfort
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°33′N 7°15′W / 52.550°N 7.250°W / 52.550; -7.250Coordinates: 52°33′N 7°15′W / 52.550°N 7.250°W / 52.550; -7.250
CountryIreland
ProvinceLeinster
CountyCounty Kilkenny
Population
 (2006)[1]
 • Urban
81
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (IST (WEST))

PoliticsEdit

Danesfort is officially a political region of Bennettsbridge,[4] a nearby town. The townland itself however is considered part of Kilkenny City in terms of GAA structure, as a postal division (by An Post) and in terms of banking (Kilkenny City Credit Union serves the area.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ CSO 2006
  2. ^ "Dún Feart/Danesfort". Placenames Database of Ireland (logainm.ie). Retrieved 7 October 2021.
  3. ^ "Dún Feart/Danesfort". Placenames Database of Ireland (logainm.ie). Retrieved 15 May 2022.
  4. ^ CSO Population by Electoral Division, 2006