The name Timahoe is derived from the Irish name” Tigh Mochua” or in English “The House of Mochua”. St Mochua (570-630 A.D.) established the Church here in Timahoe, Co. Kildare in the sixth century. St Mochua also set up Monasteries in other places such as Clondalkin, Co. Dublin and Celbridge, Co. Kildare. He also built a church in Rathcoffy Co. Kildare. To-day the primary schools in nearby Rathcoffey and in Celbridge are called after the St Mochua. The old village of Timahoe was situated around the Graveyard and consequently the road passing there is known as “The Street”.
St Mochua Historical Society was set up in 1993. The Society was set up to work in the North West Kildare area to research and document details of historic sites and buildings within the local region. We record the historical events and happenings of the past for the benefit of future generations. By having these records it should make it easier for people seeking such details. We try to provide information relevant to Ancestry in the local areas. It is our aim to publish collated information into booklets where practical.