Kiltyclogher

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Kiltyclogher
Coillte Clochair
Village
Kiltyclogher, County Leitrim - geograph.org.uk - 1119088.jpg
Kiltyclogher is located in Ireland
Kiltyclogher
Kiltyclogher
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 54°21′23″N 8°02′16″W / 54.35643°N 8.037811°W / 54.35643; -8.037811Coordinates: 54°21′23″N 8°02′16″W / 54.35643°N 8.037811°W / 54.35643; -8.037811
Country Ireland
Province Connacht
County County Leitrim
Elevation 76 m (249 ft)
Population (2013)
 • Total 54
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference G976455

Kiltyclogher (Irish: Coillte Clochair, meaning "stoney woods") is a small village in County Leitrim, Ireland. It is on the border with Fermanagh and is in close proximity to the hamlet of Cashelnadrea, however two of the connecting roads were blocked by the British authorities during the Troubles of the late 20th century - these have since been re-opened. Kiltyclogher is the birthplace of Seán Mac Diarmada, one of the leaders executed in 1916 by the British.

Transport[edit]

Bus Éireann route 470 serves the village on Fridays and Saturdays providing links to Manorhamilton, Sligo, Rossinver and Glenfarne. [1]

Prince Connell's Grave[edit]

Corracloona or Coracluna, also called "Prince Connell's Grave", is located outside Kiltyclogher, on the Glenfarne road. It is a passage grave and dates from the 2nd millennium B.C.[2]

Seán Mac Diarmada's house[edit]

This house was the family home of Seán Mac Diarmada,[3] one of the seven signatories of the 1916 Proclamation of Irish independence, who was executed by the British in May 1916. It is a three-roomed thatched cottage with some thatched out-buildings, partially surrounded by rhododendrons, and with a fine view over Upper Lough Macnean.[citation needed]

Black Pig's Dyck[edit]

The Black Pig's Dyke (Irish: Gleann na muice duibhe, meaning "glen of the black pig"), runs near to the village, to the west. It was a series of numerous defensive, discontinuous segments of ditches, built between the old rival Irish provinces of Ulster and Connacht in the 1st century AD. Today, remnants of the ditches occur.[4]

Population[edit]

Kiltyclogher's population at the 2013 census was 54 residents, a decline of 200 from the 2006 figure of 254.[5]

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