Timolin (Irish: Tigh Mo Linne, meaning "Moling's house"[1]) is a village in the south of County Kildare, Ireland. It is located off the R448 road, the former N9 road (now by-passed by the M9 motorway) about 80 km (50 mi) south of Dublin. It is a small village, with less than a hundred inhabitants, one shop and a two pubs. It is located close to the Moone High Cross Inn.[2] The closest village to Timolin is Moone, about 1 kilometre to the south. The current county plan provides for joint development of Moone and Timolin.

Timolin on the old N9

Public transport

The village is served by bus route 880 operated by Kildare Local Link on behalf of the National Transport Authority. There are several buses each day including Sunday linking the village to Castledermot, Carlow and Naas as well as villages in the area.[3]


During the Irish Confederate Wars of the 1640s Timolin was the scene of a notorious massacre. A stronghouse in the village, in which many civilians were sheltering, was attacked by an army under Ormonde. After it had been captured around 200 civilians were killed.

See also


  1. A. D. Mills, 2003, A Dictionary of British Place-Names, Oxford University Press
  2. County Kildare: Moone
  3. http://www.martinheydon.com/2015/08/1879/

Coordinates: 52°59′N 6°49′W / 52.983°N 6.817°W / 52.983; -6.817

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