Keenagh

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Keenagh
Caonach
Town
Keenagh is located in Ireland
Keenagh
Keenagh
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°37′24″N 7°48′58″W / 53.623458°N 7.816086°W / 53.623458; -7.816086Coordinates: 53°37′24″N 7°48′58″W / 53.623458°N 7.816086°W / 53.623458; -7.816086
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County County Longford
Population (2006)
 • Urban 241
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference N125638
Main Street (the R397) with Clock Tower

Keenagh or Kenagh (Irish: Caonach, meaning "moss"[1]) is a village in County Longford, Ireland. It is situated on the R397 near the Royal Canal.

A small village with two churches (Catholic and Church of Ireland), a couple of shops and three pubs, it lies 14 km (8.7 mi) south of Longford Town. There is also a GAA club in the village and a newly constructed community centre.

Corlea Trackway is an Iron Age trackway near the village of Kenagh or Keenagh.

In the period 2000 to 2007 many new and unnecessary houses were built around Keenagh,[2] due to the tax incentives available in the area, and are now vacant or incomplete constituting Ghost Estates.

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  1. ^ A. D. Mills, 2003, A Dictionary of British Place-Names, Oxford University Press
  2. ^ http://www.longfordleader.ie/news/local/voices_from_the_ghost_estates_1_1958836