Broadford, County Clare

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Broadford, County Clare
Broadford, County Clare is located in Ireland
Broadford, County Clare
Coordinates: 52°48′22.6″N 8°37′56.51″W / 52.806278°N 8.6323639°W / 52.806278; -8.6323639

Broadford (Irish: Béal an Átha - "the Mouth of the Ford") is a small village in eastern County Clare, Munster, Ireland and a Catholic parish of the same name.

The R466 road passes through the village of Broadford between O'Callaghan's Mills and O'Briens Bridge. It is tucked into the Glenomra Valley on the southern slopes of the Slieve Bearnagh Mountains near Doon Lough. It is in the Tulla Lower barony.[1]

The Catholic parish of Broadford is in the Diocese of Killaloe. It originated in the medieval parishes of Kilseily and Killokennedy. Part of Killokennedy was amalgamated with Kilseily to form what is now the parish of Broadford. The parish today has three church buildings, which as of 2014 served about 800 parishioners.[2]

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  1. ^ Samuel Lewis (1837). "Broadford". County Clare: A History and Topography. Retrieved 2014-03-30. 
  2. ^ "Broadford". Diocese of Killaloe. Retrieved 204-03-30.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)