Kilcullen is about 48km from Dublin on the River Liffey. It is 6.4km from the Curragh, the centre of Ireland's horse industry. The official name for the town is 'Kilcullen Bridge', to distinguish it from 'Old Kilcullen', a hill and settlement about 3kmoutside of town. Old Kilcullen was the scene of one of the bloodiest battles in the 1798 rebellion against English occupation. The village has recently being bypassed by a motorway and this has reduced the amount of heavy traffic passing through it.


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