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Cionn Locha: Head of the Lake
(Aradh: a hill with ridges/ a ladder).
Area 396 areas.
Part of Oakfield Estate.
This townland is composed entirely of mountain, and there have been no houses recorded in the townland in modern times.
Arroo Lake on top of the mountain is 1526 feet above sea level, while the highest point on Dartry Mountain is 1712 feet above sea level. A cairn of stones, called the “Sapper’s Mark” marks this point.
The townland has always been uninhabited.
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.
Local Link have recently launched a new scheduled bus service linking Kinlough, Bundoran and Ballyshannon.
Bus 983 will provide seven return journeys from Monday to Saturday. Passengers from the Buckode, Glenade, Tawley and Ballintrillick areas can pre-book seats on linking services by telephoning (087) 6506627 or (071) 9650437 (see timetable for times).
Fares are as follows: Kinlough to Bundoran €2 single and €3 return; Bundoran to Ballyshannon €3 single and €5 return. Under 18 year olds pay half price and the free travel pass is accepted on all services.
Click on the Picture above or click here to view the timetable.