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Ard na Croise
Ardnacrusha Power Plant
Ardnacrusha Power Plant
Ardnacrusha is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°42′30″N 8°36′44″W / 52.708333°N 8.612222°W / 52.708333; -8.612222Coordinates: 52°42′30″N 8°36′44″W / 52.708333°N 8.612222°W / 52.708333; -8.612222
Country Ireland
Province Munster
County County Clare
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,414
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference R583618

Ardnacrusha (Irish: Ard na Croise) is a village in County Clare, Munster, Ireland, located on the northern bank of the River Shannon. By road, it is 6.6 kilometres (4.1 mi) north of Limerick.[1] The name derives from the phrase Ard na Croise meaning "the height of the cross", due to a large cross marker placed there in 1111 to mark the boundary of the Diocese of Limerick.[2]

In 1841, the village consisted of 17 houses and a population of 136.[3] In 2002, the population was 926.[4]

Ardnacrusha is located near the site of the Ardnacrusha power plant, constructed in the 1920s.[2] By 1935, it was producing 80 per cent of Ireland's electricity.[5]

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  1. ^ Google (9 February 2014). "Ardnacrusha" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 9 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Ardnacrusha: Historical Background". Clare County Library. Retrieved 5 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Ard Na Crusha". Parliamentary Gazetteer of Ireland. Clare County Library. 1845. Retrieved 5 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Ardnacrusha". Clare County Library. Retrieved 9 February 2014. 
  5. ^ Cox, Ronald C. (1998). Ireland. Thomas Telford. p. 272. ISBN 978-0-7277-2627-8. 

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