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Rathvilly is a village in County Carlow, Ireland. The area has the family seat of Baron Rathdonnell. Rathvilly has won the Tidy Towns competition on three separate occasions, 1961, 1963, and 1968.


In the centre of the village there is a statue dedicated to Kevin Barry a local 18 year old who fought for Irish freedom in the 1920's. He was captured by the British and hanged in Mountjoy prison on 1 November 1920.

Places of interest

  • The Moate, medieval structure, is found one mile off the village on the Hacketstown road


It is one of the few clubs in County Carlow who can consistently challenge the dominance of the Carlow town club sides, Éire Óg and O'Hanrahans. The colours of Green and Gold grace the village's Gaelic Athletic Association jersey.


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