Cloughleigh

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Cloghleagh
an Chloch Liath
Populated place
Cloghleagh is located in Ireland
Cloghleagh
Cloghleagh
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°50′37″N 8°59′33″W / 52.84361°N 8.99250°W / 52.84361; -8.99250Coordinates: 52°50′37″N 8°59′33″W / 52.84361°N 8.99250°W / 52.84361; -8.99250
Country Ireland
Province Munster
County Clare
Government
 • Dáil Éireann Clare
Population (2006)
 • Urban 825
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)

Cloughleigh, officially Cloghleagh (Irish: an Chloch Liath),[1] is a townland and residential area of Ennis, County Clare, Ireland.

It is mostly made up of bungalows, semi-detached houses and terraced houses. There is a community centre, playing fields and a playground in the estate, as well as a national school, which is financed directly by the State, but administered jointly by the State, a patron body, and local representatives. Nearby estates include Hermitage and Waterpark View.

Cloughleigh falls within Ennis parish, and benefits from the local Church of Christ the King. Opened in 1978, it is one of the smallest churches in the parish. The current minister is Father Tom O'Gorman.[2]

The community centre now houses Cloughleigh Youth Club, which meets on Thursday evenings. The club was founded in 1986 and originally met in a prefab for a number of years before moving to the community centre. The club promotes a 'contract' that everyone is respected regardless of race, colour or creed. Activities on offer include football, hockey and dodgeball, arts and crafts, dancing, debates and quizzes. Over the years, the club has reached national finals in debating, freestyle, hip hop and quiz competitions. Members also participate in overseas exchanges, and staffing of a summer camp for twenty-five children between the ages of seven and ten.[3]

The RAPID Project in Cloughleigh, part of the Irish Government's drive for regeneration of deprived areas,[4] was named one of the principal winners in Co-operation Ireland's annual Pride of Place Competition 2007.[5]


Most primary school students attend Cloughleigh National School, which is located on the estate. Other students attend Ennis National School or the other primary schools throughout Ennis. Most secondary pupils attend nearby Ennis Community College (The Tech), but others attend the various other secondary schools in Ennis.

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