Achonry

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Achonry
Achadh Conaire
Town
Achonry is located in Ireland
Achonry
Achonry
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 54°04′58″N 8°40′01″W / 54.0828°N 8.6669°W / 54.0828; -8.6669Coordinates: 54°04′58″N 8°40′01″W / 54.0828°N 8.6669°W / 54.0828; -8.6669
Country Ireland
Province Connacht
County County Sligo
Elevation 76 m (249 ft)
Time zone UTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-1 (IST (WEST))
Irish Grid Reference G563150

Achonry (/æˈkɔːnr/; Irish: Achadh Conaire, meaning "Conaire's field") is a village in County Sligo, Ireland. The old name is Achad Cain Conairi. St. Nath Í ua hEadhra (O'Hara) founded a monastery here. The foundation gave the later diocese its name. The monastery was founded on land granted by the Clan Conaire. Nath Í was the teacher of St. Féichín of Ballysadare.

The diocese was co-extensive with the barony of Leyney (Luighne).

In the parish is the former Church of Ireland Cathedral of St Crumnathy, now deconsecrated.

See Bishop of Achonry.

See also

External links

  • Official Website of Catholic Diocese of Achonry
  • St Crumnathy’s Cathedral, Achonry — photograph at flickr.com
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