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Clonee (Irish: Cluain Aodha, meaning "Aodh's pasture") is a village and a townland in County Meath, Ireland. It borders Fingal to the east at the townlands of Huntstown and Littlepace, and is sometimes used in addresses for housing in those townlands.
Location and access
The townland is part of the civil parish of Dunboyne which is just a couple of km away down the R156 road. It is situated just off the main N3 Dublin to Cavan road and is 4 miles north-west of the M50 motorway.
Clonee village is about 14 km from Dublin and is accessible by Dublin Bus routes 70 (Baggot St- Dunboyne) and 270 (Blanchardstown Shopping Centre-Dunboyne). It is close to the suburb of Ongar which is served by route 39/A (Belfield/Baggot Street). The 70C is a new addition to the bus routes going through Clonee. It commutes to and from Dublin City University (DCU) on a daily basis.
Bus Éireann routes 109 (to/from Dunshaughlin, Navan, Kells, Virginia and Cavan) and 105 (to/from Ratoath via Fairyhouse Racecourse) also serve Clonee. The stops for this route are outside and opposite Lidl.
Clonee is served by Hansfield railway station in Ongar/Barnswell. Trains can be taken to Clonsilla, Coolmine, Castleknock, Ashtown and Dublin Docklands via Dublin city direction and Dunboyne and M3 parkway in opposite direction.
There are three public houses and two supermarkets (Aldi & Lidl). Clonee is home to Dunboyne Tennis Club, Clonee United and the Royal Meath Pitch and Putt club. The GAA club, Erin Go Bragh, is located in Littlepace.
'Gateway to Meath' is a public art installation on the N3 Clonee Bypass. It features a 2.7m tall bronze man at 4m high bronze gate by the artist Ann Meldon Hugh.
The Kepak Group, a large food processing company with a turnover in excess of €500 million and employing more than 2000 people in Ireland and the UK, moved its headquarters to Clonee in 1981.
Between 2011 and 2016, Clonee village saw a rise of population of 30.9%, from 631 to 826.
- "Clonee settlement". Census 2016 - Small Area Population Statistics. CSO. 2016.
- A. D. Mills, 2003, A Dictionary of British Place-Names, Oxford University Press
- Placenames Database of Ireland - Clonee townland
- http://www.bordbia.ie/go/abb/co?id=7027106 Irish Food Board (retrieved 19 August 2006)