Knock is a village in County Clare, Ireland. The village is located at the northern banks of the Clonderalaw Bay, a bay connected with the Shannon, and the R486 is passing through the village.
According to the geographer Samuel Lewis the parish counted 180 inhabitants in 1837. The Census 2006 showed ongoing depopulating, returning 228 inhabitants for Knock, compared with 252 inhabitants in 2002
The river Crompaun which enters the Shannon near Knock, was the subject of questions in the DÃ¡il Ãireann in 1949. Problem was that 14 sluices had broken down. The Commissioners of Public Works was not responsible for the repair, according to minister Michael Donnelan. The fate of the sluices is unknown. Notable people[edit sourceÂ | edit] Ellen Hanley â The unfortunate subject of the play The Colleen Bawn. After being murdered by her husband, she washed up nearby and was buried in Knock. See also[edit sourceÂ | edit] List of towns and villages in Ireland References[edit sourceÂ | edit] ^ County Clare: A History and Topography 1837 by Samuel Lewis ^ Census 2006 ^ Broken Sluices at Knock, County Clare ^ The Colleen Bawn
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