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Church of Kinawley, Fermanagh.jpg
St Naile's Church
Kinawley is located in Northern Ireland
Location within Northern Ireland
Population141 (2011 Census)
CountryNorthern Ireland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtBT92
Dialling code028
EU ParliamentNorthern Ireland
UK Parliament
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Northern Ireland
54°13′34″N 7°39′00″W / 54.226°N 7.65°W / 54.226; -7.65Coordinates: 54°13′34″N 7°39′00″W / 54.226°N 7.65°W / 54.226; -7.65

Kinawley or Kinawly (from Irish: Cill Náile, meaning "Náile’s church")[1] is a small village, townland (of 187 acres) and civil parish in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. The village and townland are both in the civil parish of Kinawley (founded by Natalis of Ulster) in the historic barony of Clanawley, while other areas of the parish are in the baronies of Knockninny in County Fermanagh and Tullyhaw in County Cavan.[2] In the 2011 Census it had a population of 141 people.

Kinawley has been twinned with the German Village of Ammerndorf a municipality in the district of Fürth within Bavaria in Germany since 2008 following the county of Fermanagh's "Green and Green alike" campaign assigning each village and town land with a similar counterpart to follow the example of an environmentally friendly living manner.


Ruins old church of Naile

St Naile's Church in the Parish of Kinawley, in the Diocese of Kilmore, was built between the years 1867–1876 near a site that was used for worship from the 6th century. It was rededicated on 4 August 2002.

The church is dedicated to Saint Náile (alias Saint Natalis), a contemporary of Saint Colmcille. St Naile became the second Abbott on Devinish, which was one of the great monastic settlements during the Golden Age of Christianity in Ireland.


Ulsterbus route 58 from Enniskillen to Belturbet serves Kinawley several times a day Mondays to Saturdays.[3]

The Donegal-Enniskillen-Cavan-Dublin Airport-Dublin Bus Éireann Expressway route 30 serves Derrylin which is approximately 7 km distant. There is a coach in each direction every two hours during the day as well as an overnight journey.[4] Services operate daily including Sundays.


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  1. ^ "Kinawley". Place Names NI. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Kinawley". IreAtlas Townlands Database. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Timetables". Translink. 2013-06-28. Retrieved 2014-02-27.
  4. ^ "Bus Éireann timetable" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-09-14. Retrieved 2014-02-27.

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