Lixnaw

Lixnaw

Infobox Irish Place
name = Lixnaw
gaeilge = Leic Snámha
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motto =
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pin coords = left: 83px; top: 32px
north coord = 52.402 | west coord = 9.616 | irish grid =
area = | elevation =
province = Munster
county = County Kerry
population = | town pop = 248 | rural pop =
census yr = 2002
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Lixnaw ("Leic Snámha" or "The swimming flagstone" in [Ireland|Irish] , or possibly 'Léic Snámha, "The swimming lake"] ) is a village in North County Kerry, Ireland. It is located near the River Brick km to mi | 11 | abbr=yes | precision=0 SW of Listowel and km to mi | 17 | abbr=yes | precision=0 NE of Tralee.

History

It was once the seat of the Lords and Earls of Kerry in the 13th century.

Places of interest

Lixnaw is only 15 minutes from the beautiful towns of Ballybunion and Ballyheigue, which are renowned for their golden beaches, golf courses and many lively pubs.

Korean War Memorial [http://dublin.usembassy.gov/ireland/amb_korea.html] [http://www.hoganstand.com/general/identity/geese/stories/korean.htm] Erected to honour the Irish soldiers who died in the Korean War. A total of twenty-nine Irishmen died while serving under conscription in the US Army under the banner of the UN from 1950-1953. The monument takes the form of a stone arch, convert|12|ft|m high and convert|17|ft|m wide with three granite slabs on which all 35 names, addresses and dates of death are inscribed.

St. Michael's Church is a Roman Catholic church designed by Irish architect J.J.McCarthy, but more Norman than Celtic in design, due to having to flank the nave with aisles that open off it through robust round arched arcades. Modernised interior.

St. Michael's Holy Well features a statue depicting St. Michael defeating Satan.

Transport

*Lixnaw railway station opened on 20 December 1880, closed for passenger traffic on 4 February 1963, closed for goods traffic on 2 December 1974 and finally closed altogether on 11 June 1983. [cite web | title=Lixnaw station | work=Railscot - Irish Railways | url=http://www.railscot.co.uk/Ireland/Irish_railways.pdf | accessdate=2007-11-03]

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