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.

Its original Irish is Beal Atha an Tuair. Beal (an opening or an approach to one) Atha (a ford) Tuair ( a field , paddock, pasture).

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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Contact Info

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

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

Opening Hours

(Lunch 01:00-02:00pm Daily)

Monday 09:30am - 05:00pm 

Tuesday 09:30am - 05:00pm 

Wednesday 09:30am - 05:00pm

Thursday 09:30am - 05:00pm

Friday 09:30am - 05:00pm 

Saturday 09:30am - 05:00pm

Sunday Closed