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Kinnitty, Co. Offaly

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

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 at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains in the ancient kingdom of Éile, and is served by two pubs , two churches, a post office and some shops.

Uniquely there is a pyramid shaped tomb in the grounds of the town's Church of Ireland church. The pyramid was built by the Bernard family who resided in Kinnitty Castle, which they built on the site of St. Finnians monastery, the high cross of which is still situated on the site. From 1955 to 1985, Kinnitty Castle hosted a Forestry Training College.

Rex Ingram, the Hollywood director, and his brother, Colonel Francis Clere Hitchcock MC spent most of their early life here where their father was the parish rector. . See also[edit source | edit] List of towns and villages in Ireland External links[edit source | edit] Slieve Bloom Bar & Guesthouse - Area Information Kinnitty Castle Irish High Cross Kinnitty Kinnity village
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Kinnitty Community Centre

Kinnitty, Co. Offaly

Hotels in Kinnitty

Kinnitty Castle Hotel Kinnitty Castle Hotel

Kinnitty Village, Kinnitty, Co.Offaly, Co. Offaly
Dating back to 1209, this impressive Gothic castle is set within a stunning 650 acres of parkland and forests. With individually decorated rooms and a fine dining restaurant, it includes its own tennis court.

Guesthouses in Kinnitty

Giltraps Townhouse & Glamping Giltraps Townhouse & Glamping

Kinnitty, Birr, Co. Offaly
Situated at the foothills of the Slieve Bloom Mountains, Giltraps Townhouse & Glamping offers accommodation in the centre of Kinnitty and features free high speed WiFi both in the townhouse and glamping site.

Restaurants in Kinnitty

Sli Dala Restaurant @ Kinnitty Castle Hotel Sli Dala Restaurant @ Kinnitty Castle Hotel

Kinnitty, Birr, Co. Offaly
The warm ambience of the Slí Dala Restaurant offers an elegant fine dining experience, enjoy our gourmet cuisine under the expert guidance of Executive Chef Darren Brooks.

The Glendine Bistro

Kinnitty, Co. Offaly

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