Collon (County Louth)
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Is a parish that is in County Louth off the Meath Border, on the N2 corridor between Dublin and Belfast. A cistercian abbey is in the centre of the village which belongs to New Mellifont.
In the year 1810 the church of Ireland was designed by Danial Augustine Beaufort who worked as a director dating back to the late 18th and early 19th centuries. During World war 1 between the years of 1914 - 18 great soldiers had died in battle and they were buried in the graveyard opposite the church is in memory of James Samuel Emerson whoo came from the village of cotton.
Recently they set up a festival known as the Ardee Baroque Festival in comemoration of the great men.
Has got a Gaelic football team in senior grade. A very successful outfit winning the 4 county championships in the last 11 years, the last one was 2010.
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