Kilcock is a lovely town and townland in the north of County Kildare, Ireland, on the border with County Meath. Its population of 6,093 makes it the ninth largest town in Kildare and 76th largest in Ireland. The town is located 35km (22 mi) west of Dublin, and is on the Royal Canal.
Kilcock is served by three primary schools: Gaelscoil Uí Riada - an all-Irish school, located on the outskirts of the village. The St. Joseph's BNS, and Scoil Chóca Naofa - both now mixed schools and both linked to each other.
There is also a secondary school with more than 900 students, Scoil Dara, located on Church Street that serves Kilcock and the surrounding areas including Moynalvey, Summerhill, Mulhussey, Donadea, and Enfield.
For Sports enthusiasts there is much to do in and around the wonderful town of Kilcock. Aside from Walking (since there is much opportunity to keep fit by foot around here) you may be interested in a few of these offerings too,
Founded in 1887, and situated in the townland of Branganstown, the Kilcock GAA Club caters to over 60 teams and has won the Kildare Senior Football Championship five times. Throughout the time, the club has had in its ranks notable players such as Larry McCormack, Davy Dalton Jr., Davy Dalton Sr., Fred Gibbons, and Paddy Gibbons.
The clubhouse with a bar, sports hall, and changing rooms opened in 2002.
Canoeing and canoe polo
The town's adjacency to the Royal Canal makes it a popular spot for the practice of water sports like canoeing and canoe polo.
The Kilcock Canoe Polo Club, founded in 1998, and located in the Kilcock harbour on the Royal Canal has regular canoe polo training sessions for boys and girls.
The 2003 European Canoe Polo Championship and 2013 Irish Open were held here.
Based in Scoil Dara, Kilcock Tigers Basketball Club has under 11, and under 18 teams for boys and girls and every year, the club runs basketball summer camps for primary school children.
The club is a member of the Dublin Ladies Basketball Board and the Dublin Men's Basketball Board.
Established in the 70s, Kilcock St. Coca's Athletic Club has had numerous club members that have competed both nationally and internationally.
The club's local track called the Bawnogues, outside of training times is open for public use.
Rugby, hockey and cricket
Founded in 1928 and located in the Maws, Kilcock, the North Kildare RFC, is a part of North Kildare Club.