Ballitore

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Ballitore first developed during the late 17th century as a Quaker settlement after two Quakers, John Bancroft and Abel Strettel established a farm in the area.

Ballitore takes its name from the Gaelic ‘Baíle’ meaning a town, and ‘Togher’ meaning a marsh.

The Quakers from Yorkshire who founded Ballitore, transformed the valley into rich fertile farmlands, and developed the town as a Quaker Settlement.   In fact, Ballitore is the only planned and permanent Quaker Settlement in Ireland.

Ballitore Library & Quaker Museum Opening Hours

Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 10am – 1pm & 2pm – 5pm | Thursday: 12:30pm – 4pm & 4:45pm – 8pm.

 

How to get to Ballitore

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Find out more about Ballitore here.

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Upcoming Events

  1. Guided Walk of the Three Abbeys of Kildare

    August 14 @ 11:00 am - August 21 @ 12:30 pm
  2. Heritage of Ardclough

    August 14 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  3. A journey into a different world

    August 17 @ 10:30 am - August 20 @ 4:00 pm

Upcoming Events

Contact Info

Kildare Town Heritage Centre, Market Square, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare, Ireland.

Tel: 00353 45 530 672
Email: info@kildareheritage.com

Opening Hours

Monday 10.00am - 4.45pm

Tuesday 9.30 am - 4.45pm

Wednesday 9.30 am - 4.45pm

Thursday 10.00 am - 4.45 pm

Friday 9.30 am - 4.45 pm

Saturday 10.00 am - 4.45 pm

Sunday Closed

Please note we close for cleaning and lunch from 1.00pm until 2.00pm each day