Clonmellon

Clonmellon (Irish: Ráistín, but also attested to originally have been Cluain Miolain[1]) is a small village officially in County Westmeath[2] although on the border with County Meath, Ireland. It is situated on the N52 road between Kells in County Meath and Delvin in County Westmeath.

Clonmellon

Ráistín
Village
Killua Castle
Sir Walter Raleigh once lived there.
Clonmellon
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°39′51″N 7°01′10″W
CountryIreland
ProvinceLeinster
CountyCounty Westmeath
Elevation
108 m (354 ft)
Population
 (2006)
  Urban
316
  Rural
350
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
  Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))
Irish Grid ReferenceN644688

Buildings of note

See also

References

  1. Tom Kelly: "Locals sign petition for Clonmellon name change" in the Westmeath Examiner, https://www.westmeathexaminer.ie/news/roundup/articles/2007/11/17/27514-locals-sign-petition-for-clonmellon-name-change Archived 2018-10-29 at the Wayback Machine, Saturday, 10th November, 2007, last accessed 29 Oct 2018, "locals are refusing to give up what they call the `real Irish name` for Clonmellon village and have signed a petition calling for its restoration. Clonmellon currently goes under the Irish name “Raistin”, but many locals believe that the name was originally Cluain Mioláin…“People remember when Clonmellon was called Cluain Miolain and when the village signs said Cluain Miolain. Raistin only started appearing from 1975 onwards…"
  2. "Ráistín/Clonmellon". Logainm.ie. Retrieved 20 April 2018.
  3. "County Westmeath Search Results: Buildings of Ireland: National Inventory of Architectural Heritage". www.buildingsofireland.ie. Retrieved 20 April 2018.


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