Location in Ireland
|Coordinates: 52°56′52″N 6°53′34″W / 52.94778°N 6.89278°WCoordinates: 52°56′52″N 6°53′34″W / 52.94778°N 6.89278°W|
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Kilkea (Irish: Cill Cathaigh, meaning "church of Cathac"), (pop 92) is a village in County Kildare, Ireland, about 75 km (47 mi) from Dublin, and 15 km (9.3 mi) from the town of Carlow. The R418 regional road from Athy to Tullow passes through the village.
- Ernest Shackleton (1874-1922), Antarctic explorer, was born and spent his childhood at Kilkea House.