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Cill na Leice
Kilnaleck is located in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°52′N 7°19′W / 53.867°N 7.317°W / 53.867; -7.317
Country Ireland
County County Cavan
Province Ulster
Population (2011)
 • Total 384

Kilnaleck or Kilnalec (Irish: Cill na Leice, meaning "church of the flagstone")[1] is a small village in County Cavan, Ireland on the R154 regional road. Kilnaleck was once the centre of a mining boom when in 1879 some local businessmen and a school headmaster decided to develop the coal that existed nearby. However, the coal was very deep and hard to extract and the mine was forced to close.[2]


A number of Cavan Area Rural Transport (CART) routes serve Kilnaleck.[3] Over the decades Kilnaleck was served by CIÉ and from 1987 by Bus Éireann. However in 2009 the remaining service, Bus Éireann route 179, was discontinued. Nowadays the nearest Bus Éireann routes may be accessed at Mountnugent (route 187) or Ballinagh (route 111), 7 km and 10 km distant respectively.[4]


There is a national school in the village.

Amenities and Community Life[edit]

The village has developed a range of services, supplying the needs of its population.

  • Kilnaleck is home to Crosserlough GFC.
  • Innyvale AC is based out of the GAA grounds in Kilnaleck.
  • There are equestrian facilities in the village.
  • Children's playground.
  • Roman Catholic church.
  • Garda station.
  • Post office.
  • Doctor's clinic.
  • Realtog Centre.

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Coordinates: 53°52′N 7°19′W / 53.867°N 7.317°W / 53.867; -7.317