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Coill Chluana
Kilcloon is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°25′25″N 6°34′28″W / 53.423713°N 6.574551°W / 53.423713; -6.574551Coordinates: 53°25′25″N 6°34′28″W / 53.423713°N 6.574551°W / 53.423713; -6.574551
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County County Meath
Elevation[1] 80 m (260 ft)
Population (2016)
 • Total 280
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference N944425

Kilcloon (Irish: Coill Chluana, "Woodland of the meadow") is a parish situated in the south-east of County Meath in Ireland.[2] The parish is composed of the six medieval parishes of Moyglare, Kilclone, Balfeighan, Rodanstown, Ballymaglassan and Rathregan. The medieval parish of Kilclone was in turn made up of the townlands of Kilclone, Pagestown, Mulhussey, Milltown, Longtown, Jenkinstown, Collistown, Barstown, and Kimmin’s Mill. The townland of Kilclone is modernly known as Kilcloon also.[3]

The Central Statistics Office also defines Kilcloon as a census town with a population of 280 at the Census of 2016.[4]


Bust of Oliver Plunkett in the Kilcloon Millennium Garden by sculptor Betty Newman Maguire unveiled 25 June 2000

The parish contains the parish church, a national school, a school for autistic children, a shop/post office and a branch of the Irish Credit Union.

The patron of the parish church is Oliver Plunkett, bishop and martyr, and was the first church dedicated to his memory.[citation needed] A sculpture of Oliver Plunkett is featured in the Kilcloon Millennium Garden.

A site has been acquired in the parish for the proposed community centre but more funding is needed before building can commence.[citation needed]

The local GAA grounds are home to the Blackhall Gaels football, hurling and camogie club.


Lisa Hannigan, singer/songwriter, grew up in Kilcloon. Also home place of Sir Christoph Hodge, author of fantasy adventure adult novels.

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  1. ^ "Find places, latitude/longitude, sunrise/sunset, elevation, local time and time zones". EarthTools. 2006-11-26. Archived from the original on 29 January 2013. Retrieved 2010-11-14. 
  2. ^ "Parishes & Deanary structure in the Diocese of Meath". Archived from the original on 28 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-25. 
  3. ^ Rice, Gerard (2001). Norman Kilcloon 1171–1700. Kilcloon Jubilee Committee. p. 239pp. ISBN 0-9540089-0-1. 
  4. ^ CSO Census Site
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