About The Area
Kinnegad or Kinagad
(Irish: Cionn Átha Gad) is a town at the junction of the N6 and the N4. It is roughly 60 km from Dublin.
During the first decade of the 21st century there was considerable construction in Kinnegad which included a shopping centre, housing estates and a 48 room hotel which stands on the site of a former pub, “Harry’s of Kinnegad”.
The Catholic Church of St. Mary’s is located in Kinnegad. It is part of the Diocese of Meath, the bishop of which is Michael Smith. The parish priests of Kinnegad are Monsignar Eamonn Marron and Father Tom Gilroy. There are bullet holes visible in the stations of the cross in the church which were made by the Black and Tans in the 1920s. The church building is the tallest in the town.
The town has a large National school. St. Etchen’s Kinnegad N.S. The school is in a two-storey building, with six classrooms downstairs and two large rooms for the resource teachers. Renovation was necessary due to an increase in population. It is run by the Catholic Church but non-Catholic children can attend the school.