Clonard, County Meath
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Clonard (Irish: Cluain Ioraird, meaning "Iorard's pasture") is a small village in County Meath, Ireland. It lies on the R148 regional road between the towns of Kinnegad and Enfield. This road was the main road between Dublin and Galway until the construction of the M4 motorway. It is still used by traffic avoiding the toll on the M4.
Clonard is notable for being one of the earliest Christian sites in Ireland, being linked with the first Irish bishop Palladius c. 450 and as the location of a major early medieval monastery Clonard Abbey, founded in the 6th century by St. Finnian.
The village contains a Catholic Church, a graveyard and a primary school.
- Census 2011 – Population Classified by Area Table 6 Population of each province, county, city, urban area, rural area and electoral division, 2006 and 2011
- A. D. Mills, 2003, A Dictionary of British Place-Names, Oxford University Press
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