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.
From Tullamore or from the Slieve Bloom Mountains
Walk or Cycle
Go out of the town and see the Slieve Bloom Mountains.