Cliffoney

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Cliffony
Cliafuine
Village
Cliffony along the N15 road (south side)
Cliffony along the N15 road (south side)
Cliffony is located in Ireland
Cliffony
Cliffony
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 54°25′48″N 8°27′18″W / 54.430°N 8.455°W / 54.430; -8.455Coordinates: 54°25′48″N 8°27′18″W / 54.430°N 8.455°W / 54.430; -8.455
Country Ireland
Province Connacht
County County Sligo
diocese Elphin
Elevation 30 m (100 ft)
Population (2016)[1]
 • Total 492
Irish Grid Reference G705540

Cliffoney, officially Cliffony (Irish: Cliafuine (Cliathmhuine), meaning "hurdled thicket"),[2] is a village in north County Sligo, Ireland. It lies on the N15 national route at its junction with the R279). It is only one kilometre away from Mullaghmore which is popular with surfers.

Amenities[edit]

There one school in the village, a Roman Catholic church, and church hall, (the local Roman Catholic priest is Fr. Christy McHugh, who has replaced the Very Rev Cyril Haran in recent years.[3]) post office, beauty salon, Harrison's Bar and restaurant, O, Donnell's bar, an electrician, and others. There is one shop in the village, Gala, which underwent a major refurbishment in September 2017. It will feature a chipper in the near future. The old Garda station in the village was handed over to the Cliffoney Development Group by Minister Brian Hayes on July 27th, 2014. Nothing has been done with the station since.

The post office faced threat of closure; however, in August 2018 it was announced that it would remain open for a further three years while 159 other post offices would shut down nationwide.[4][5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census 2016 Sapmap Area: Settlements Cliffoney". Central Statistics Office (Ireland). Retrieved 2018-03-07.
  2. ^ "Gazetteer of Ireland" (doc). The Placenames Commission. Retrieved 2007-11-09.
  3. ^ "Priest Listing". Elphin Diocese.
  4. ^ "Cliffoney Post Office in Co Sligo saved from closure". Ocean FM. 23 August 2018. Archived from the original on 24 August 2018. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Locations announced of 159 post offices set to close". RTÉ News. 28 August 2018. Archived from the original on 28 August 2018. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Post Office Consolidations and Nearest Alternative Post Offices" (PDF). An Post. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 August 2018. Retrieved 28 August 2018.