Clonee

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Clonee
Cluain Aodha
Village
Clonee is located in Ireland
Clonee
Clonee
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°24′42″N 6°26′39″W / 53.4117°N 6.4442°W / 53.4117; -6.4442Coordinates: 53°24′42″N 6°26′39″W / 53.4117°N 6.4442°W / 53.4117; -6.4442
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County County Meath
Elevation 65 m (213 ft)
Population (2016)
 • Urban 826[1]
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference O032412

Clonee (Irish: Cluain Aodha, meaning "Aodh's pasture"[2]) is a village and a townland[3] 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.[1]

Location and access[edit]

image of clonee village

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.

Bus[edit]

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.[4]

Rail[edit]

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.

Facilities[edit]

There are three public houses and two supermarkets (Aldi & Lidl). Clonee is home to Dunboyne Tennis Club,[5] Clonee United[6] 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.

Economy[edit]

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.[7]

Demographics[edit]

Between 2011 and 2016, Clonee village saw a rise of population of 30.9%, from 631 to 826.[8]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Clonee settlement". Census 2016 - Small Area Population Statistics. CSO. 2016. 
  2. ^ A. D. Mills, 2003, A Dictionary of British Place-Names, Oxford University Press
  3. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland - Clonee townland
  4. ^ http://journeyplanner.buseireann.ie/jp/bin/
  5. ^ http://www.dunboynetennis.com/
  6. ^ http://www.cloneeunited.com
  7. ^ http://www.bordbia.ie/go/abb/co?id=7027106 Irish Food Board (retrieved 19 August 2006)
  8. ^ http://census.cso.ie/sapmap2016/Results.aspx?Geog_Type=ST2016&Geog_Code=FA1C6EB8-1464-4674-BAD3-32C3A17A81B3

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