About Kilmihil

The West Clare village of Kilmihil is about 18 miles south west of Ennis, the county town of Clare.  The name Kilmihil derives from the local church (Cill Mhichil is Irish for Church of St Michael).

A self-sufficient, vibrant and strong community with schools, pubs, shops, GP, pharmacy and numerous clubs and facilities. Browse this website to find out more.

Getting here:

The GPS coordinates for the centre of Kilmihil are Latitude: 52.72386, Longitude: -9.32126

There is a bus service from Ennis to Kilkee serving Kilmihil. Details and times are on Getthere.ie. The bus stop is outside Daly’s Bar in Main Street.


Latest updates…


Thank you to all who donated to 12th. Annual Dan O Halloran 5k.

They raised €4072.43 which will be divided equally between

  • West Clare Cancer Centre,
  • St Pats Soccer Club
  • Kilmihil GAA Club
  • Kilmihil Ladies Club &
  • Kilmihil AC

(€814.79 Each)


Congratulations to the Kilmihil People’s Park Committee!

Kilmihil People’s Park is open from 9.00am – 9.00pm

…check the What’s On page for more


Kilmihil Today

Thank you to Shane Lorigan of Lorigan Media for this lovely video of his home village.

Kilmihil Origins

The Old Church (c)
The Shrine
1950s
Fair Day Main St 1960s

A church dedicated to St Michael the Archangel was believed to have been built here, by St Senan, around 530AD. The ruins of the medieval church of St Michael can still be seen today in the old graveyard.

Adjacent to the old graveyard and church ruins are a holy well that can be traced back to the 1630s and St Michael’s Shrine completed in 1937.

The economy is primarily agricultural and for many years a successful mart was based in the village. This site has a section dedicated to the History of Kilmihil where you can find out more and also access a certain amount of genealogy information.