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Mooncoin (Irish: Móin Choinn meaning "Coinn's bog") is a town in south County Kilkenny, near Waterford city.

Mooncoin is famous from the song 'The Rose of Mooncoin'. It was written in the 18th century, by Watt Murphy. He was in love with a local woman, Elizabeth (Molly). But her father did not approve and sent her to England. Watt Murphy wrote the song in her memory. This song has been adopted as the anthem for Kilkenny GAA. This is because the towns local team was one of the best teams in Kilkenny during the early years of the GAA.

Get in[edit]

Mooncoin is 10km from Waterford, on the main Waterford-Limerick road.

Get around[edit]


Mooncoin is a very pretty place. It usually receives a good score in the Tidy Towns competition.


  • Walk by the River Suir.
  • Fishing. Fish for salmon in the River Suir.



There are two small supermarkets in Mooncoin.


There are two pubs in Mooncoin.



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