Aclare

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Aclare
Áth an Chláir
Village
A view of the village from the river on the morning of 28 October 2005
A view of the village from the river on the morning of 28 October 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
Country Ireland
Province Connacht
County County Sligo
Elevation 53 m (174 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 309
Irish Grid Reference G410097

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, has a strong musical tradition, and is well known for its musicians and singers, particularly in Irish traditional music.

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.

Transport[edit]

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

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