Former Church of Ireland Church Kilmessan

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

2015 Remembering Captain Arthur Preston killed 1915