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Rathnure (Irish: Ráth an Iúir, meaning "ringfort of the yew trees") is a small village on the R731 regional road about 12 km (7.5 mi) from the town of Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Ireland. The village is located at the foot of the Blackstairs Mountain, which borders County Carlow on the opposite side.


Ráth an Iúir
Rathnure is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°30′00″N 6°46′00″W / 52.5°N 6.766667°W / 52.5; -6.766667Coordinates: 52°30′00″N 6°46′00″W / 52.5°N 6.766667°W / 52.5; -6.766667
CountyCounty Wexford
60 m (200 ft)
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))
Irish Grid ReferenceS834393



Local attractions include the natural scenery[citation needed], the John Kelly Memorial and grave in Kilanne, and the Monksgrange House. The house, which is owned by the Hill family and was built in 1769, contains a Norman art gallery, which also exhibits works by contemporary Irish artists such as William Scott, Harry Kernoff and Hilda Roberts. Monksgrange has frequently played host to the performances of the Blackstairs Opera.


Gaelic gamesEdit

Rathnure is famous for the Rathnure St. Annes Gaelic Athletic Association Club, a proud hurling club (Nicky Rackard having represented Wexford in both codes) Rathnure hold 20 county senior hurling titles and 6 leinster titles a record in the county.

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