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Clonee

Clonee
Cluain Aodha
Village
Clonee is located in Ireland
Clonee
Clonee
Location in Ireland
Coordinates:
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County County Meath
Fingal
Elevation 65 m (213 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Urban 1,000
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference O032412

Clonee (Irish: Cluain Aodha, meaning "Aodh's pasture"[1]) is a village and a townland in County Meath, Ireland. It borders Fingal to the east at the townlands of Huntstown and Littlepace.

Contents

  • Location and access 1
    • Bus 1.1
    • Dublin Bus 1.2
    • Bus Éireann 1.3
    • Rail 1.4
  • Facilities 2
  • Points of note 3
  • Source 4
  • See also 5
  • External links 6

Location and access

The townland is part of the civil parish of Dunboyne which is just a couple of km away down the R156 road. It is situated just off the main N3 Dublin to Cavan road and is 4 miles north-west of the M50 motorway.

Bus

Dublin Bus

Clonee village is about 14 km from Dublin and is accessible by Dublin Bus routes 70 (Baggot St- Dunboyne) and 270 (Blanchardstown Shopping Centre-Dunboyne). It is close to the suburb of Ongar which is served by route 39/A (Belfield/Baggot Street]).

Bus Éireann

Bus Éireann routes 109 (to/from Dunshaughlin, Navan, Kells, Virginia and Cavan) and 105 (to/from Ratoath via Fairyhouse Racecourse) also serve Clonee. The stops for this route are outside and opposite Lidl.[2]

Rail

Clonee is served by Hansfield railway station in Ongar/Barnswell. Trains can be taken to Clonsilla, Coolmine, Castleknock, Ashtown and Dublin Docklands via Dublin city direction and Dunboyne and M3 parkway in opposite direction.

Facilities

There are three public houses and two supermarkets. Clonee is home to Dunboyne Tennis Club, Clonee United and the Royal Meath Pitch and Putt club. The GAA club, Erin Go Bragh, is located in Littlepace.

Points of note

The Kepak Group, a large food processing company with a turnover in excess of €500 million and employing more than 2000 people in Ireland and the UK, moved its headquarters to Clonee in 1981.[3]

Gateway to Meath is a public art installation on the N3 Clonee Bypass. It features a 2.7m tall bronze man at 4m high bronze gate by the artist Ann Meldon Hugh.

Source

  1. ^ A. D. Mills, 2003, A Dictionary of British Place-Names, Oxford University Press
  2. ^ http://journeyplanner.buseireann.ie/jp/bin/
  3. ^ http://www.bordbia.ie/go/abb/co?id=7027106 Irish Food Board (retrieved 19 August 2006)

See also

External links

  • 2000 Clonee Draft Framework Plan
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