Manorcunningham

Manorcunningham, or Manor (Irish: Mainéar Uí Chuinneagáin, meaning "The Manor of Fort Cownyngham") is a small village and townland in County Donegal, Ireland. It is located 7 kilometers from Letterkenny on the main road to Derry. It is known locally and throughout Donegal as just Manor.[2]

Manorcunningham

Mainéar Uí Chuinneagáin
Village
Manorcunningham is located in Ireland
Manorcunningham
Manorcunningham
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 54°57′12″N 7°37′16″W / 54.953293°N 7.621193°W / 54.953293; -7.621193Coordinates: 54°57′12″N 7°37′16″W / 54.953293°N 7.621193°W / 54.953293; -7.621193
CountryIreland
ProvinceUlster
CountyCounty Donegal
Government
 • Dáil ÉireannDonegal
Population
 (2016)[1]
 • Total675
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))

Currently housing development is ongoing and quickly becoming a place to live and commute to the major towns such as Letterkenny.

HistoryEdit

Before the Plantation of Ulster, Mannorcunningham was part of the townland of Magheramore (historically spelt as Machrimore and Maghrimore; from Irish: Machaire Mór).[3]

TransportEdit

Manorcunningham railway station opened on 30 June 1883, closed for passenger traffic on 3 June 1940, and finally closed altogether on 10 August 1953.[4]

 
Manorcunningham post office.

AmenitiesEdit

The Local Community Resource Centre hosts a number of local community groups under the umbrella organisation called Manorcunningham Community Development Ltd. often referred to as MCDA, who run the Community Resource Centre. The facility has a computer suite, with broadband access, and hosts Fitness, boxing, parent & toddler group, women's group, historical society, festival committee, Lagan Harps Football Club, Irish & old time dancing, and community youth projects.[citation needed]

In 2007 the centre held their first Community Festival in over 22 years and now plan to hold an annual event.[citation needed][needs update]

 
A row of housing in Manorcunningham.

MCDA are also developing plans for the wider village, inclusive of health natters, outreach services, and infrastructure.[citation needed]

There are two local shops, takeaway, post office and a hairdressers in the village. Religious services are held in both the Church of Ireland [5] and Presbyterian Churches, with the Roman Catholic services held in the local Catholic church located on the outskirts of the village.[6]

A regular Lough Swilly bus service once ran through the village towards either Letterkenny or Derry until 2014 when the company ceased trading. Bus Éireann took over the route, however their bus service only stops on the main N13 road adjacent to the village, with no buses from Bus Éireann travelling through the main village from 2014 onwards. A new dedicated covered bus shelter was built at the main road junction with the village.[7][8]

Transport is also available via Gallaghers Coach Company, who run a service between Annagry and Belfast via Derry, and which will stop in Manorcunningham at request.[9]

PeopleEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Census 2016 Sapmap Area: Settlements Manorcunningham". Central Statistics Office (Ireland). Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 October 2011. Retrieved 19 October 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland
  4. ^ "Manorcunningham station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 3 November 2007.
  5. ^ http://www.ireland.anglican.org[bare URL]
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 28 September 2010. Retrieved 7 September 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 27 November 2010. Retrieved 7 September 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ http://www.buseireann.ie/timetables/480-1516364667.pdf[dead link]
  9. ^ http://www.gallagherscoaches.com[bare URL]

https://web.archive.org/web/20101127020626/http://www.loughswillybusco.com/timetables/