Mountrath

Mountrath is a town in County Laois. Bypassed by the M7 motorway in 2010, the town lies on the R445 midway between Dublin and Limerick, exactly 96.5 km (60 mi) from both cities. In 2006 it had a population of 1,435. The river that flows through the town is called the Whitehorse and gets it name from the white colouring that was present in its water from the whiskey distillery that used to be in the centre of the town.

Understand

Mountrath is an anglicisation of the Irish name Maighean RĂ¡tha, which roughly means "precinct of the ringfort". Older anglicisations include Moyenrath, Moynrath, Monrath, Moyenrae, Moynrae and Moenra

Get in

M7 Dublin to Limerick/Cork/Shannon Airport motorway

Get around

Walk/Cycle

See

Buy

Go next

This article is issued from Wikivoyage - version of the Sunday, February 07, 2016. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.