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Baile Haicéid
Hacketstown Main Street
Hacketstown Main Street
Hacketstown is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°51′50″N 6°33′25″W / 52.8639°N 6.5569°W / 52.8639; -6.5569Coordinates: 52°51′50″N 6°33′25″W / 52.8639°N 6.5569°W / 52.8639; -6.5569
CountyCounty Carlow
166 m (545 ft)
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))
Irish Grid ReferenceS972801

Hacketstown (Irish: Baile Haicéid), historically known as Ballydrohid (Irish: Baile an Droichead), is a small town on the border between County Carlow and County Wicklow, Ireland.

It is located on the R747 regional road at its junction with the R727. The River Derreen flows westwards just north of the town and the River Derry rises just south of the town.[citation needed]


In the early thirteenth century, an Anglo-Norman castle was built on the site where St. Brigid's church sits now.[1]

Hacketstown was the scene of two battles during the 1798 rebellion.[1]

Hacketstown has a national school and secondary school, Coláiste Eoin. There is a Roman Catholic church, St Bridget's, and a Church of Ireland chapel, St John's.[citation needed]

William Presley, an ancestor of Elvis Presley, was a resident of the town before emigrating to America over 200 years ago.[2]

In 2011, the town of Hackettstown, New Jersey declared a sister city relationship with Hacketstown.[3][4]

See also[]

  • List of towns and villages in the Republic of Ireland


  1. ^ Jump up to: a b "Log In, Hacketstown Parish, Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin". Retrieved 14 November 2020.
  2. ^ "Elvis hails from Hacketstown – Celia Murphy explains further – Ireland's Own". Retrieved 14 November 2020.
  3. ^ lehighvalleylive.com, Steve Novak | For (15 March 2011). "Hackettstown, N.J., declares 'sister city' relationship with Hacketstown, Ireland". lehighvalleylive. Retrieved 14 November 2020.
  4. ^ lehighvalleylive.com, Steve Novak | For (23 January 2020). "What's in a name: A New Jersey town's weird Irish connection". lehighvalleylive. Retrieved 14 November 2020.
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