Droichead an Chnoic
|Elevation||42 m (138 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+0 (WET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-1 (IST (WEST))|
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Stephenstown House, a large ruined Georgian house, once owned by a branch of the Fortescue family, stands beside the River Fane about a mile outside the village. Stephenstown Pond, about a hundred metres from the house, was redeveloped in the mid-1990s and is a public amenity. Stephenstown Pond has a conference centre and an 8,000 sq ft (740 m2) community enterprise space. It is a habitat for a number of animals. Fishing permits for the pond can be obtained in the village from McNamee's Pub or Brodigan's Shop.
The village takes its name from "Cnoic Bhríde" - Bridget's Hill - reputed to be a site connected with local Saint Bridget. Nearby is Clochafarmore, where the legendary hero Cú Chulainn is reputed to have died.
The village's Gaelic football team, St. Brides GFC, was founded by Seamus Quinn, the parish priest in 1927. The club plays in Páirc an Chuinnigh, which was bought as a memorial to Quinn who died in 1952. The grounds were opened on 1 May 1955. The club competes in the Louth Senior Division.
Location and transportEdit
- "SAPMAP Area - Settlement - Knockbridge". Census 2016. Central Statistics Office. April 2016. Retrieved 9 February 2020.
- "Droichead an Chnoic / Knockbridge". logainm.ie. Irish Placenames Commission. Retrieved 9 February 2020.
- "Knockbridge Village Design Statement, for Louth County Council" (PDF). Louth County Council. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
- "Knockbridge (Ireland)". Retrieved 19 January 2018.