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Doonaha (Irish: Dún Átha)[1] is a small village on the Loop Head peninsula in County Clare, Ireland. It is located along the R487 road and close to the banks of the River Shannon.


Dún Átha
Doonaha is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°37′21.62″N 9°38′47.64″W / 52.6226722°N 9.6465667°W / 52.6226722; -9.6465667Coordinates: 52°37′21.62″N 9°38′47.64″W / 52.6226722°N 9.6465667°W / 52.6226722; -9.6465667
CountyCounty Clare
22 m (72 ft)
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))
Irish Grid ReferenceQ890540

The Doonaha Battery was the northern part of the defences of the Shannon River. His counterpart is the Corran Point battery on the southern banks. The Doonaha Battery is severely eroded and has lost its cannons.[2][3]

The Doonaha River is crossing the village before entering the Shannon.[4]

The Church of the Holy Spirit, Doonaha was built in 1808 and is one of the oldest churches in the Kilaloe diocese.

Doonaha National School was built in 1886.

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  1. ^ "Dún Átha / Doonaha". Government of Ireland. Retrieved 27 June 2011.
  2. ^ Fortifications in the Shannon Estuary: Doonaha Battery
  3. ^ Photos of Doonaha Battery
  4. ^ EPA
  5. ^ Hall of Fame Archived July 25, 2011, at the Wayback Machine