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Kinnity is a village in County Offaly, Ireland. It is located 13 km east of Birr on the R440 and R421 regional roads.

The village has had many variations in spelling over the years Kenetich, Kenety Kinity. According to legend the village derives its name from the myth that the head of an ancient princess is buried beneath the village, Ceann being Irish for head and Eitigh being the name of the princess. The village is situated in a picturesque setting at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains. Like any typical Irish village it has two pubs (Slieve Bloom Bar & Clendennen's), two churches, a post office and some shops. However unlike any Irish village it has a Pyramid which was built by the Bernard family who resided in Kinnitty Castle. They built the Pyramid on the site of the monastery of St. Finnian Cam ( Finian the crooked because of his stooped stance) the high cross of which is still situated on the site. The pyramid can be seen by entering the grounds of the Church of Ireland, and following the walkway in the back.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

From Tullamore or from the Slieve Bloom Mountains

Get around[edit]

Walk or Cycle

See[edit][add listing]

  • Kinnity Castle. Kinnitty Castle is a castle hotel in Kinnitty, County Offaly, Ireland. It is located on the outskirts of the village of Kinnitty on the R421 regional road between the villages of Kinnitty and Cadamstown. The castle is built on the site of St. Finnian's monastery, the high cross of which is still situated nearby. Later, a pyramid was built by the Bernard family who resided in Kinnitty Castle.  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Hill Climbing, Slieve Bloom. Climb the nearby Slieve Bloom Mountains  edit

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Peavoys Shop. Little shop in the centre  edit
  • Late Late Shop.  edit

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Kinnitty Castle. There is a restaurant in Kinnitty Castle. It might be open or not. You'll probably have to go to the door and ask.  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Slieve Bloom Bar. Drink Guinness or whatever  edit
  • Clendennen's. Drink more Guinness  edit

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Ardmore Country House B&B, The Walk Kinnitty, Birr, Co. Offaly, Ireland, FONE:057 913 7009 MOB:086 278 9147, [1]. B&B where you can sleep for the night. Near Slieve Bloom Mnts.  edit


Get out[edit]

Go out of the town and see the Slieve Bloom Mountains.

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