Vid  Ireland

navigation_button_to_commission_a_video_page


About Us      Contact Us      Privacy Policy      Terms of Use      Help / Faq’s      Commission Your Own Video      Register for Updates    

man_and_camera_logo map_of_ireland

Commission your own Video

50% Off

video_icon
Navigation Button

Town Map


Navigation Button

Road Map





Would you like us to video something or someplace in Ireland?


Click Here




About Us      Privacy Policy      Terms of Use      Help / Faq’s      Commission Your Own Video      Register to Receive Updates    

Abbeyfeale

Abbeyleix

Adare

Ardee

Ashbourne

Athenry

Athlone

Athy

Balbriggan

Ballinasloe

Ballyvaughan

Baltinglass

Barna

Birr

Boyle

Bray

Buttevant

Carlow

Carrick on Shannon

Castlebar

Castleisland

Celbridge

Charleville

Claremorris

Clifden

Collooney

Cork City West

Croom

Doolin

Dublin City Centre

  - Blanchardstown Shopping Cntr

  - Cabra / Phibsboro

  - Clonsilla / Blanchardstown

  - Dalkey

  - Dublin Docklands

  - Dun Laoghaire

  - Howth

  - Lucan

  - Phoenix Park

  - Portmarnock

  - Ranelagh / Donnybrook

  - Rathfarnham / Churchtown

  - Rathgar

  - Rathmines

  - Stillorgan / Dundrum

  - Tallagh

  - Terenure

Dunboyne

Dungarvan

Dunshaughlin

Edenderry

Ennis

Enniscorthy

Galway

Glenbeigh

Gorey

Gort

Graiguenamana

Greystones

Kells

Kilbeggan

Kilcock

Kilcoole

Kilkee

Kilkenny

killaloe

Killarney

Killorglin

Kilrush

Kiltimagh

Kinvara

Leixlip

Limerick

Listowel

Longford

Loughrea

Mallow

Maynooth

Milltown Malbay

Milltownpass

Moate

Mountbellew

Mulhuddart

Mullingar

Nenagh

Newcastle West

Newtownmountkennedy

Oranmore

Patrickswell

Piltown

Portumna

Roscommon

Salthill

Skerries

Sligo

Tralee

Trim

Tuam

Tullamore

Tyrrellspass

Waterford

Weston Airport

General History: Source Wikipedia.org

Navigation Button

Home

50% Off

Video of Kilbeggan, County Westmeath, Republic of Ireland

Kilbeggan (Irish: Cill Bheagáin, meaning "The church of Bécán") is a town in County Westmeath, Ireland. Kilbeggan is situated on the River Brosna, in the south of County Westmeath. It lies southeast of Lough Ennell, north of the boundary with County Offaly, about 9 kilometres north of Tullamore. Kilbeggan is surrounded by the gently rolling Esker Riada, the linear sand hills that stretch across the Irish midlands, which were left by retreating glaciers at the end of the last ice age. It is famous as the location of the oldest recorded incidence of a tornado in Europe.

St Bécán, one of the 'Twelve Apostles of Ireland', founded a monastery here in the 6th century, giving rise to the town's Irish name Cill Bheagáin, meaning "the church of St Bécán". In time the monastery fell into disuse and disrepair. A new monastery was founded on the site in 1150, by a member of the Mac Coghlan family, the ruins of the previous one having been rebuilt by the Dalton family. It was subsequently home to Cistercian monks from Mellifont Abbey. The great priest of Clonmacnois, O'Catharnaigh (O'Kearney), died at the monastery in 1196 and Hugh O'Malone, Bishop of Clonmacnois, was buried there in 1236. In 1217 the monastery was involved in the riot of Jerpoint, and the abbot was punished as a result. Following the Conspiracy of Mellifont, the monastery was made subject to Buildwas Abbey. After its dissolution in 1539, the monastery and its extensive lands were granted to the Lambart family. The monastery church was subsequently rebuilt with an added a bell tower. It served as the parish church for the reformed Church of Ireland. The church is no longer in use. The tower survives, in a ruinous state, surrounded by the churchyard, the town's burial ground.

Today, the town serves as a service centre for the local farming community; hosts some light industry, including sand and gravel extraction in the surrounding area; and is seen increasingly as a Dublin commuter town, particularly since the improvement of the N6/M6 and the extension of the M4 motorway west of the city. The canal branch closed in the 1960s and the basin is now dry. The harbour buildings, however, have survived and are now in use as offices and workspace.

Although whiskey production ended at Locke's Distillery in the 1950s, the buildings survived and were reopened as a visitor attraction. Distillation has recently recommenced.

Kilbeggan Racecourse is around 1 kilometre north of the town. It is Ireland's only all-National Hunt course.


Kilbeggan Town

2:30


View Larger Map