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Clonbullogue Parachute Club

Clonbullogue is a village in County Offaly, Ireland. The common pronunciation of the village up to recent times was 'Clon Bolg'. It has been voted the tidiest town in County Offaly every year since 1978. Has a GAA club but has never won a major Offaly GAA title. It is in the Parish of St Broughans and at underage level plays with Bracknagh and Walsh Island under the same name. The population of the village is 442, which has remained almost unchanged for over a century.

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The village is located at the junction of the R401 and R442 regional roads. The Figile River runs through the village under the R442 near its confluence with the Philipstown River.

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  • Bog of Allen, 11km North of the Village. The peatlands of the Bog of Allen contain a valuable part of the archaeological record. Due to the special preservation conditions within peat, many kinds of artefact which do not normally survive are preserved; these include for instance wooden structures and objects. In many parts of the Bog of Allen industrial milling has uncovered archaeological remains such as trackways. These trackways are wooden walkways constructed through prehistory and into the medieval period which allowed people and animals to cross the extensive areas of peatland, which can give us an insight into the economy and way of life of the societies that existed around the bog. The preservation conditions in bogs also preserve a range of palaeoenvironmental evidence such as pollen and plant macrofossils which are often studied alongside the archaeological evidence to inform about the environment on and around the bog.  edit
  • Clonkeen stone. said to be 340 million years old and legend has it that the stone was thrown from Croghan Hill by Fionn MacCumhaill;  edit
  • Remains. remains of a togher at Ballykilleen;  edit
  • Cloncrane Church Ruins. the ruins of Cloncrane Church  edit


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  • Sky Diving. Clonbullogue airfield is owned and operated by the Irish Parachute Club who are based at the field. The airfield has one east-west grass strip runway which is 770m long and 18m wide. The are six aircraft based on the field, most of them owned by the Irish Parachute Club. The airfield is located about 2 km (1 mi) west of Clonbullogue village and lies under the EI-R16. There is usually intense parachuting at weekends and public holidays.  edit

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