Bodenstown

Bodenstown

Bodenstown is a townland located on the outskirts of Sallins in County Kildare, Ireland.

The most notable local features are a well-known golf club and the parish cemetery for Sallins. The cemetery is perhaps best known for containing the grave of Theobald Wolfe Tone, the eighteenth century Irish revolutionary and leader of the Society of the United Irishmen. The site of his grave sees annual commemorations in June by various parties of the Irish Republican tradition. These commemorations were begun by members of the Irish Republican Brotherhood in the late nineteenth century and have continued to the present day.

There is also a ballad "Tone's Grave", popularly known as "Bodenstown churchyard",which celebrates and commemorates the life of Wolfe Tone.

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