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Cloonfad

Cloonfad

Cloonfad (Cluain Fada) is a village in County Roscommon, Ireland. It is located at the crossroads of the N83 National secondary road and the R327 regional road. Cloonfad is located around 10 km from the town of Ballyhaunis in Co. Mayo. In recent years, a scenic walkway has been opened to the public which takes walkers to surrounding villiages through scenic moorland. It is indeed this habitat which gave rise to the village´s name in Irish - Cluain Fada or "Long Meadow". Cloonfad´s local church - The Church of Saint Patrick, has been publishing an annual parish magazine since 1992 "The Cloonfad Magasine"

Like in many other villiages in Ireland, economic prosperity since the 1990s has altered the demographic profile of Cloonfad with notably a number of people from Eastern Europe and Brasil now resident in the villiage. In 2008, Cloonfad held its inaugeral Gay Pride Parade - indicative of how general attitudes have changed over recent years.

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