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Sir Charles Coote, who was a settler with extensive lands in the area, founded Mountrath, in the mid 17th century. It became an industrial town with a brewery, tanning factory, spinning works and iron foundry. Today, Mountrath has a population of about 1500 and is a busy trading town serving a wide rural hinterland.

Attractions in the vicinity include:
Clonenagh Monastic Site, dating from the 6th century, and
Roundwood House, a perfect Palladian Villa offering accommodation restaurant services.

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