Rathoe in the northern part of the parish, is situated between Tullow and Ballon, a small friendly village made famous by Bard Val Vousden, actor and entertainer who wrote the song  “The Roads around Rathoe”. St. Patrick’s Church is an excellent example of 19th century craftmanship with a beautiful stained glass window by Early’s studio, Dublin and an ancient baptismal font, octagonal in shape.