Kilmessan -Dunsany Timeline
1146 Lands at Bective granted to the Cistercians
1731 New Protestant Church Erected at Kilmessan
1798 Battle of Tara. United Irishmen fight the Government forces led by Lord Fingal.
1820 Kilmessan Catholic Church erected
1873 Birth of Joseph Sheil, later Bishop of Rockhampton, Australia.
1879 Dr. Nulty, Bishop of Meath, consecrated cemetery at Kilmessan.
1894 Dunsany Church erected
1927 Dunsany N.S. erected
1931 New Dunsany Cemetery opened.
1932 William Quirke of Ringlestown elected as Senator.
1948 Mineral water Factory Started
1958 Kilmessan parish Church of Ireland united with Trim, Skryne and Galtrim.
1966 Kilmessan Church of Ireland Closed
1966 Sisters of Sion arrive at Bellinter
1966 Filming of Casino Royal –James Bond Movie- at Killeen castle
1975 Branch Library opens in old Church of Ireland Church
1979 New Parochial House erected
1989 Kilmessan Bowls Club Founded