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 (2006)
 • Urban 1,000
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference O032412

Clonee (Irish: Cluain Aodha, meaning "Aodh's pasture"[1]) is a village and a townland[2] in County Meath, Ireland. It borders Fingal to the east at the townlands of Huntstown and Littlepace.

Location and access[edit]

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]

Dublin 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[edit]

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.[3]

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. 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.

One of the public houses is The Paddocks, which in the past 2 years has become more popular on social media due to their creative cocktails and other alcoholic drinks.[4]

Points of note[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.[5]

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.

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ A. D. Mills, 2003, A Dictionary of British Place-Names, Oxford University Press
  2. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland - Clonee townland
  3. ^ http://journeyplanner.buseireann.ie/jp/bin/
  4. ^ "Reviews of the Paddocks". 
  5. ^ http://www.bordbia.ie/go/abb/co?id=7027106 Irish Food Board (retrieved 19 August 2006)

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