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Irish: Cionn Átha Gad
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Kinnegad Main Street, the former N4
Grid reference: N595453
Location: 53°27’18"N, 7°6’4"W
Population: 2,662  (2011[1])
Post town: Kinnegad
Postcode: N91
Local Government
Council: Westmeath

Kinnegad or Kinagad is a town in Westmeath, on the border with Meath. It is near the junction of the M6 and the M4 motorways - two of Ireland's main east-west roads.

During the first decade of the 21st century there was considerable construction in Kinnegad which included a shopping centre, housing estates and a 48-room hotel which stands on the site of a former pub, "Harry's of Kinnegad". Tesco opened a new supermarket in the town in late 2010.


The town has a large national school, St Etchen's Kinnegad N.S. The school consists of two separate buildings, Scoil Etchen Naofa (built in 1984) and the Cardinal Glennon building (built in 2008). Renovation was necessary due to an increase in population. The school now caters for up to 560 young people each day. It is run by the Catholic Church but non-Catholic children can attend the school.[2]


The main sports team in the town is the Coralstown/Kinnegad Gaelic Football Club which has teams for both male and female players aged from under eight through to senior level. The colours of the team are red shirts and socks, and white shorts. The clubhouse has four dressing rooms, toilets and a gym. The team has three football pitches.

The town also has an association football club, Kinnegad Juniors.

St Mary's Church


Kinnegad is home to many Dubliners who commute to Dublin via the N4 and the M4 motorway. There is no railway station in the town, but was served by the station at Hill of Down (which was originally called Kinnegad and Ballivor) until its closure in 1962.


The Catholic Church of St Mary's is located in Kinnegad. It is part of the Diocese of Meath. There are bullet holes visible in the stations of the cross in the church which were made by the Black and Tans in the 1920s. The church building is the tallest in the town, although the Lagan Cement facility which is outside the town at Killiskillen, is taller.


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