Clonard, County Meath
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Clonard, County Meath

Clonard

Cluain Ioraird
Town
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Clonard is located in Ireland
Clonard
Clonard
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°27?07?N 7°01?19?W / 53.451820°N 7.021877°W / 53.451820; -7.021877Coordinates: 53°27?07?N 7°01?19?W / 53.451820°N 7.021877°W / 53.451820; -7.021877
CountryIreland
ProvinceLeinster
CountyCounty Meath
Population
(2016)[1]
347
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 o Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))

Clonard (Irish: Cluain Ioraird, meaning "Iorard's pasture")[2] is a small village in County Meath, Ireland. It lies on the R148 regional road between the towns of Kinnegad and Enfield. This road was the main road between Dublin and Galway until the construction of the M4 motorway. It is still used by traffic avoiding the toll on the M4.

Clonard Motte

Clonard is notable for being one of the earliest Christian sites in Ireland, being linked with the first Irish bishop Palladius c. 450 and as the location of a major early medieval monastery Clonard Abbey, founded in the 6th century by St. Finnian.

Around 1177, Hugh de Lacy, Lord of Meath, built a motte-and-bailey fortification at Clonard.

The village contains a Catholic church, a graveyard and a primary school.

It is served by Bus Éireann services to Dublin and West of Ireland.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Sapmap Area - Settlements - Clonard". Census 2016. Central Statistics Office. April 2016. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ A. D. Mills, 2003, A Dictionary of British Place-Names, Oxford University Press

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