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Cluain Fada
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Cloonfad Post Office
Cloonfad is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°41′31″N 8°44′33″W / 53.691985°N 8.742478°W / 53.691985; -8.742478Coordinates: 53°41′31″N 8°44′33″W / 53.691985°N 8.742478°W / 53.691985; -8.742478
CouncilRoscommon County Council
Dáil ÉireannRoscommon–Galway
European ParliamentMidlands–North-West
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))

Cloonfad (Irish: Cluain Fada, meaning "long meadow") is a village in County Roscommon, Ireland, at the crossroads of the N83 National secondary road and the R327 regional road, about 10 km from the town of Ballyhaunis in Co. Mayo. A public walkway takes walkers to surrounding villages through scenic moorland. This habitat gave rise to the village's name in Irish - Cluain Fada or "Long Meadow". Cloonfad's local church, the Church of Saint Patrick, has been publishing an annual parish magazine since 1992 "The Cloonfad Magazine".[2]

The village has two pubs (public houses). Local services include an An Post office, convenience shop, beauty parlour and a hair salon.


The present church of St. Patrick was erected in 1934. Work on the foundation began in September 1932 with the foundation stone blessed by Thomas Gilmartin, Archbishop of Tuam in December 1932. The completed church was dedicated on 12 August 1934.[citation needed]

Alterations were made by the inclusion of porches by Fr. (later Monsignor) James Horan, parish priest of Knock, during his time in Cloonfad. In 1960 the Sanctuary was revised to accommodate the new Liturgy of the Mass. The church underwent further renovation in the late 1990s.[citation needed]



Established in the 1930s, Cloonfad Handball Club became one of the oldest sporting organisations in the parish. The present facilities were opened in 1980. The club is registered with County Roscommon Handball board and is affiliated to Croke Park. The club also plays host to racquetball.


Cloonfad United is the local soccer team. The team consists of excellent and hardworking players with lots of footballing talent. These are the age categories: Under-8s, U-10s, U-12s, U-14s, U-16s, Snr. B-team and A-team.

Annalistic references[edit]

  • 741 - Aenghus, son of Tibraide, Abbot of Cluain Foda Baedain Abha ... died.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Census 2016 Sapmap Area: Settlements Cloonfad". Census 2016. Central Statistics Office. 2016. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  2. ^