The primary role of the village of Cloughey is geared to relaxation. It has a wide beach and acres of sand dunes. On the landward side, an excellent 18 hole golf course, tennis courts, children's play facilities and a modern hotel provide a focus for the visitor, as well as the families who arrive at weekends to occupy the holiday homes that are a feature of the area. Of historical interest is Kirkistown Castle, built around 1622 and now undergoing renovation works. 'Clochaigh', translated from Irishmeans 'stony place'. Population, census figures for 1991 are 647.


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