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Donohill

Donohill
Village
Donohill
Donohill
Location in Ireland

Coordinates: 52°32′N 8°09′W / 52.533°N 8.150°W / 52.533; -8.150Coordinates: 52°32′N 8°09′W / 52.533°N 8.150°W / 52.533; -8.150

Country Ireland
Province Munster
County South Tipperary
Elevation 95 m (312 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Urban 631
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)

Donohill or Dunohil (Irish: Dún Eochaille) is a village and civil parish in South Tipperary, Ireland. It is one of nine civil parishes in the barony of Kilnamanagh Lower. The village is located on the R497 regional road from Nenagh to Tipperary town, 8 kilometres north of Tipperary.

History

According to the Topographical Dictionary of Ireland published by Samuel Lewis in 1837, the village had a population of 4308, today this has shrunk to almost one seventh of that to 631. There are ruins of an old church and houses near the village as well as Ballysheedy Castle which is located nearby.

Geography

Donohill is located in west Tipperary.

The land area of the Donohill civil parish is 12,812 statute acres, or 51.8 square kilometres. The village is located in the heart of the Golden Vale, the greatest land for dairy farming.

Demographics

The population of the village increased by 1.8% from 620 to 631, from 2002 to 2006.

Sport

The local Gaelic club of Donohill is Éire Óg Annacarty GAA. The team has brought home West Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship title on 8 occasions.

People

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