Knock, County Clare

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An Cnoc
The harbour of Knock
The harbour of Knock
Knock is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°37′N 9°14′W / 52.62°N 9.24°W / 52.62; -9.24
CountyCounty Clare
5 m (16 ft)
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))
Irish Grid ReferenceR097537

Knock (Irish: An Cnoc) is a village in County Clare, Ireland. The village is located at the northern banks of the Clonderalaw Bay, a bay connected with the Shannon, and the R486 is passing through the village.

According to the geographer Samuel Lewis the parish counted 180 inhabitants in 1837.[1] The Census 2006 showed ongoing depopulating, returning 228 inhabitants for Knock, compared with 252 inhabitants in 2002[2]

The river Crompaun which enters the Shannon near Knock, was the subject of questions in the Dáil Éireann in 1949. Problem was that 14 sluices had broken down. The Commissioners of Public Works was not responsible for the repair, according to minister Michael Donnelan.[3] The fate of the sluices is unknown.

Notable people[edit]

  • Ellen Hanley – The unfortunate subject of the play The Colleen Bawn. After being murdered by her husband, she washed up nearby and was buried in Burrane Cemetery near Knock.[4]

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Coordinates: 52°37′39.35″N 9°19′53.84″W / 52.6275972°N 9.3316222°W / 52.6275972; -9.3316222