Kiltyclogher

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Kiltyclogher
Coillte Clochair
Village
Kiltyclogher, County Leitrim - geograph.org.uk - 1119088.jpg
Kiltyclogher is located in Ireland
Kiltyclogher
Kiltyclogher
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 54°21′23″N 8°02′16″W / 54.35643°N 8.037811°W / 54.35643; -8.037811Coordinates: 54°21′23″N 8°02′16″W / 54.35643°N 8.037811°W / 54.35643; -8.037811
Country Ireland
Province Connacht
County County Leitrim
Elevation 76 m (249 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 233
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference G976455

Kiltyclogher (Irish: Coillte Clochair, meaning "stony woods") is a small village in County Leitrim, Ireland. It is on the border with Fermanagh, in close proximity to the hamlet of Cashelnadrea.

Population[edit]

Kiltyclogher's population at the 2011 census was 233 residents, a decline of 21 from the 2006 figure of 254.[1]

Locations of interest[edit]

Prince Connell's Grave[edit]

Corracloona Court Tomb, also called "Prince Connell's Grave", is located outside Kiltyclogher, on the Glenfarne road. It is a passage grave and dates from the 2nd millennium B.C.[2]

Seán Mac Diarmada's house[edit]

Seán Mac Diarmada's house

The family home of Seán Mac Diarmada, one of the seven signatories of the 1916 Proclamation of Irish independence, who was executed by the British in May 1916,[3] is a three-roomed thatched cottage with some thatched outbuildings, partially surrounded by rhododendrons, and overlooking Upper Lough Macnean.[4]

Black Pig's Dyck[edit]

Remnants of the Black Pig's Dyke (Irish: Gleann na muice duibhe, meaning "glen of the black pig"), exist to the west of the village. These prehistoric earthworks, between the old rival Irish provinces of Ulster and Connacht, may have been constructed as defences against invasion and/or cattle-raiding.[5][6]

Transport[edit]

Bus Éireann route 470 serves the village on Fridays and Saturdays providing links to Manorhamilton, Sligo, Rossinver and Glenfarne. [7]

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