Ardnacrusha Information (Geography)

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Ardnacrusha

Ard na Croise
Town
Ardnacrusha Power Plant
Ardnacrusha Power Plant
Ardnacrusha is located in Ireland
Ardnacrusha
Ardnacrusha
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°42′30″N 8°36′44″W / 52.708333°N 8.612222°W / 52.708333; -8.612222
ARDNACRUSHA Latitude and Longitude:

52°42′30″N 8°36′44″W / 52.708333°N 8.612222°W / 52.708333; -8.612222
Country Ireland
Province Munster
County County Clare
Population
 (2011)
 • Total1,414
Time zone UTC+0 ( WET)
 • Summer ( DST) UTC-1 ( IST ( WEST))
Irish Grid Reference R583618

Ardnacrusha ( Irish: Ard na Croise) is a village in County Clare, Munster, Ireland, located on the northern bank of the River Shannon. By road, it is 6.6 kilometres (4.1 mi) north of Limerick. [1] The name derives from the phrase Ard na Croise meaning "the height of the cross", due to a large cross marker placed there in 1111 to mark the boundary of the Diocese of Limerick. [2]

In 1841, the village consisted of 17 houses and a population of 136. [3] In 2002, the population was 926. [4]

Ardnacrusha is located near the site of the Ardnacrusha power plant, constructed in the 1920s. [2] By 1935, it was producing 80 per cent of Ireland's electricity. [5]

See also

References

  1. ^ Google (9 February 2014). "Ardnacrusha" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Ardnacrusha: Historical Background". Clare County Library. Retrieved 5 November 2011.
  3. ^ "Ard Na Crusha". Parliamentary Gazetteer of Ireland. Clare County Library. 1845. Retrieved 5 November 2011.
  4. ^ "Ardnacrusha". Clare County Library. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  5. ^ Cox, Ronald C. (1998). Ireland. Thomas Telford. p. 272. ISBN  978-0-7277-2627-8.

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