Stradone, County Cavan
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Stradone (Irish: Sraith an Domhain, meaning "Recess of the Spider") is a village located in County Cavan, Ireland. It is situated six miles from Cavan, near the N3 road between Cavan and Virginia. Stradone is identified in the Cavan County Council Development Plan 2003–2009 as a smaller urban community.
Stradone is a small village approximately 10 km (6 mi) directly east of Cavan. It is located just off the National Route N3, Dublin to Cavan, where the Regional road R165 and Local Road (L-6046) converge. It is situated in the Stradone Local Electoral Area (part of the Cavan Rural Electoral Area).
Social and community facilities
The County Council estimates a population of approximately 60 persons living within the proposed development boundary.
The main focus of the village is Duke Park football pitch (home to Laragh United Gaelic Football Club) and the Stradone Community Centre, which contains a playschool, gym and shop. There is no school or church within the village (these are located in the nearby Laragh area) and convenience retail is provided by the Post Office which is located beside The Cross’ public house outside the proposed village boundary.
The village provides mainly social and community services to the surrounding community. Stradone benefited from an urban renewal scheme in 2004 and this has resulted in a well maintained village core with street furniture and planting. The bridge over the Stradone River is a feature in the village, as are the village's two water pumps, and Stradone House and Gate Lodge to the north of the village. The Stradone River contains a Brown Trout Fishery.
Services and infrastructure
The proposed sewage treatment system[clarification needed] is planned cater for a population equivalent of 400. The village is currently serviced by Clifferna Private Group Water Scheme. The Stradone Local Exchange is also broadband enabled.
The village is only served on a Tuesday and Thursday by the Bus Éireann Dundalk to Cavan route 166 at 11.22am to Cavan and 1.45pm to Dundalk via Bailieboro. Stradone was previously served by the Bus Éireann Cavan to Dublin bus.
Land zoning and development
Circa 9 hectares have been identified within the Development Boundary for Stradone as being suitable for residential development, with a maximum density of 8-10 units per hectare, which would give an estimated maximum population growth of 255 persons. The proposed developments will also have to contribute to the provision of additional infrastructural services when the capacity of the treatment systems are exceeded.
The plan[clarification needed] aims to ensure that the future development of Stradone village occurs in a way that is consistent with the economic, social and physical sustainability of the village.