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Killeshin

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Killeshin () is a village in County Laois, Ireland on the R430 regional road. Killeshin is a small rural community situated five kilometres west of Carlow town and overlooks the picturesque Barrow Valley. The church at the foot of the Killeshin hills is the site of an early Christian monastery. Name Killeshin derives its name from one of the abbots of its famous monastery - Uisin, meaning the Cell or church of Uise. History Killeshin was an important centre for learning and culture as early as the 6th or 7th century when a monastery was founded there by either St. Comgan or St. Diarmait. There are a number of references to Comgan and Diarmait in The Martyrology of Oengus the Culdee (1905) which state: :February 27 Feast of Comgan...Comgan son of Diarmait... :July 8 Feast of Diarmait...Modimoc...Glenn Uissen... :Index of persons - Comgan, son of Diarmait, feb 27, of Glenn Uissen... Killeshin or Gleann Uissen, was early known as a great
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