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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Upcoming Events

  1. Brendan Grace Exhibition

    November 25, 2021 @ 10:00 am - February 12, 2022 @ 4:30 pm
  2. Visaul Art Exhibition – Invisible Cords

    January 15 @ 10:00 am - February 19 @ 5:00 pm
  3. Pilgrimage on st Brigid’s Eve

    January 31 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 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