Killeigh

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Killeigh
Cill Aichidh
Village
Killeigh Village
Killeigh Village
Killeigh is located in Ireland
Killeigh
Killeigh
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°12′50″N 7°27′00″W / 53.214°N 7.450°W / 53.214; -7.450Coordinates: 53°12′50″N 7°27′00″W / 53.214°N 7.450°W / 53.214; -7.450
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County Offaly
Elevation 99 m (325 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Urban 197
Irish Grid Reference N368181

Killeigh (Irish: Cill Aichidh, meaning "church of the field") is a village in County Offaly, Ireland. It is located around 8 kilometres (5 mi) south of the county town of Tullamore, on the N80 national secondary road; the Slieve Bloom Mountains lie a similar distance further south.

Killeigh was the birthplace of racing greyhound 'Mick the Miller', and a statue has been placed on the village green to commemorate this dog.[2]

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  1. ^ "Census 2006 – Volume 1 – Population Classified by Area" (PDF). Central Statistics Office Census 2006 Reports. Central Statistics Office Ireland. April 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 June 2011. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Mick the Miller commemorative website

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