Johnstown, County Kilkenny
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Johnstown, County Kilkenny

Johnstown (Irish: Baile Sheáin), historically known as Coorthafooka[1] (Irish: Cúirt an Phúca), is a small town in County Kilkenny, Ireland. Bypassed in December 2008 by the M8, the town lies at the junction of the R639, the R502 and the R435 regional roads. It is the home of the Fenians GAA hurling club. Situated 121 kilometres (75 mi) from Dublin and 131 kilometres (81 mi) from Cork, it lies in the agricultural heartland of the southeast.

The village of Johnstown is over 200 years old and was once part of the barony of Galmoy. It was laid out in the early 1700s by the Hely family of Foulkscourt Castle: they were descended from Sir John Hely (died 1701), Chief Justice of the Irish Common Pleas.

Johnstown Village Green

Public transport

Route 828 operated by M & A Coaches on behalf of the National Transport Authority provides a daily journey each way to/from Cullohill, Durrow, County Laois, Abbeyleix and Portlaoise. EUR22 return fare from Johnstown to Portlaoise!! There is no Sunday service. Bus Éireann's Expressway service between Dublin and Cork ceased to serve Johnstown on 30 June 2012.[2]

Places of interest


See also

Further reading

  1. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland
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  8. ^ "Henley Women's Regatta - Winners 2000 - 1500m Upstream" (PDF). Henley Women's Regatta. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 May 2014. Retrieved 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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