Photographer's Note

Hi Folks,

Today a simple view in sunny day (IRELAND?)from Monasterevin, co. Kildare.

Monasterevin, situated on the River Barrow near the borders of Co. Kildare and Laois, derives its name from the monastery found there in the sixth century, St. Eimhin (Evin). The town is not short of charm and character with Georgian houses, picturesque bridges and canal walks, it has a colourful and interesting history providing a relaxed and quiet environment to suit everyone. An example of the appeal of Monasterevin is the Canal Festival which attracts visitors from near and far with plenty of entertainment for children and families to enjoy.

The eighteenth century saw the rise of Monasterevin as the “Venice of Ireland” with extensive town planning and the construction of numerous bridges. The growth of the local distilling industry was facilitated by the arrival of The Grand Canal in 1786. The nineteenth century saw further improvement in the town infrastructure with the arrival of the railway and in 1826 the construction of the canal aqueduct. Famous names associated with Monasterevin include the poet Gerard Manley Hopkins who made numerous visits to the town and the world famous tenor Count John McCormack who took up residency in Moore Abbey in 1927.

Today, Monasterevin is an up and coming town with a lot to offer the prospective home owner. Centrally located just 62km (39 miles) from Dublin, 14km (9miles) from Newbridge and 21km (13 miles) from Portlaoise, it is well integrated into Irelands modern transport system.


Have a nice Saturday Folks!

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