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Áth an Chláir
A view of the village from the river on the morning of 28 October 2005
|Elevation||53 m (174 ft)|
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Aclare (Irish: Áth an chláir, meaning "Ford of the plain") is a village in County Sligo, Ireland, and the main village in the parish of Kilmactigue. Formerly, the village of Aclare was not part of the same-named townland, but straddled the border of the adjacent townlands of Lislea and Carns, though later the borders of the townland were extended to encompass the village. The village is situated on the Inagh (also spelt "Eignagh") river, a tributary of the Moy.
The annual St Patrick's Day Parade, is one of the social highlights of the year in South Sligo.
Belclare Castle (Irish: Béal Chláir, meaning "Mouth of the plain") is an ruined Irish stone castle located within sight of the village in. The castle is located about half a mile west of Kilmactigue Chapel and was originally built and inhabited by the O'Hara clan in the 15th century.
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