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Cionn Locha: Head of the Lake
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Click HERE (via Melvin Gaels PayPal Account which will be transferred to Park Account).
Make cheques payable to Kinlough Community Dev. Co. Ltd. and post to K. Williams, Treasurer, Kinlough Community Development Fundraising, Millbrook, Kinlough, Co. Leitrim.
By Bank Transfer:
Pay by Bank Transfer to Kinlough Community Dev. Co. Ltd IE20BOFI90476379983790
Please include your name to be dedicated (one name only) and townland/town or city . Then also the purchasers name and number. You can email that to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Click on the image to visit the Community Centre Site.
Local tradition has it that the castle on a crannóg in Lough Mellvin was built by a MacClancy chief to shelter his daughter from an epidemic of smallpox which was sweeping the land at the time. His efforts were in vain, however, as the young girl petted a bird which flew into the castle, caught the disease as a result, and died.
Kinlough (from the Irish Cionn Locha = head of the lake) is a pretty village in County Leitrim, Ireland at the junction of the R280 and R281 regional roads. It gets its name from its position at the head of Lough Melvin. It is situated about 2 miles from Bundoran, County Donegal, about 13 miles from Manorhamilton.
The village developed in the first half of the 18th century at the edge of Oakfield Estate, owned by the Johnston family. Kinlough village provided services to the surrounding rural areas.
The parish of Kinlough/Glenade has a new website address:
Find it by clicking on the image of
St. Aidan’s Church.
Kinlough Fair Day Festival
3rd - 5th August 2018
The Fair Day Festival will take place on August Bank Holiday Weekend, August 3rd, 4th and 5th. On Friday 3rd there will be a Fun 5K Run followed by a “Food Tasting” event in the Community Centre. On Saturday the 4th the Traditional Fair Day will take place with craft stalls, busking, “Mystery Auction” and lots of fun events. There will also be a “Tour de Melvin” organised by Melvin Cycling Club. On Sunday it’s hoped to have a hill walk, a “Mothers and Others Blitz” and the usual “Ball Run”.