Kinnity is a village in County Offaly, Ireland. It is located 13 km east of Birr on the R440 and R421 regional roads.
The village derives its name from the myth that the head of an ancient princess is buried beneath the village, Ceann being Irish for head and Eitigh being the name of the princess. The village is situated in a picturesque setting at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains. Like any typical Irish village it has two pubs (Slieve Bloom Bar & Clendennen's), two churches, a post office and some shops. However unlike any Irish village it has a pyramid which was built by the Bernard family who resided in Kinnitty Castle, which they built on the site of St. Finnians monastery, the high cross of which is still situated on the site. The pyramid can be seen by entering the grounds of the Church of Ireland, and following the walkway in the back.
By carFrom Tullamore or from the Slieve Bloom Mountains
Kinnity CastleThe castle is built on the site of St. Finnian's monastery, the high cross of which is still situated nearby. Later, a pyramid was built by the Bernard family who resided in Kinnitty Castle.
Hill Climbingaddress: Slieve BloomClimb the nearby Slieve Bloom Mountains.
Peavoys ShopLittle shop in the centre
Late Late Shop
Kinnitty CastleThere is a restaurant in Kinnitty Castle. It might be open or not. You'll probably have to go to the door and ask.
Slieve Bloom BarDrink Guinness or whatever.
Clendennen'sDrink more Guinness.
phone: +353 57 913-7009, +353 86 278-9147 (mobile)address: The Walk KinnittyB&B where you can sleep for the night. Near Slieve Bloom Mnts.