Aclare

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Aclare

Áth an Chláir
Village
View of the village from the river on an October morning in 2005
View of the village from the river on an October morning in 2005
Aclare is located in Ireland
Aclare
Aclare
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 54°02′00″N 8°54′00″W / 54.0333°N 8.9000°W / 54.0333; -8.9000Coordinates: 54°02′00″N 8°54′00″W / 54.0333°N 8.9000°W / 54.0333; -8.9000
CountryIreland
ProvinceConnacht
CountyCounty Sligo
Elevation
53 m (174 ft)
Irish Grid ReferenceG410097

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 village, as well as the surrounding townlands, is known for its musicians and singers, particularly in Irish traditional music.[original research?]

An annual St Patrick's Day parade is held in the area.[citation needed]

Belclare Castle (Irish: Béal an Chláir, meaning "mouth of the plain") is a ruined castle located within sight of the village. 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.[citation needed]

Transport[edit]

Bus Éireann Fridays-only route 479 links Aclare with Sligo via Tourlestrane, Coolaney and Collooney.[1]

People[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Route 427 Timetable" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 October 2012. Retrieved 3 May 2013.