About Kilmihil

The West Clare village of Kilmihil is about 29km (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 daily bus service from Ennis to Kilkee serving Kilmihil. Details and times are on transportforireland.ie. The bus stop is outside Daly’s Bar in Main Street.


Latest updates…

Festival of Fun is Back!

Kilmihil Festival of Fun 2022

Preparations are underway for our 20th Anniversary of the Kilmihil Festival of Fun, this year is going to be bigger and better than ever
Our first event will be a quiz night in Dalys Bar on Saturday 28th of May.


Talk about Wellbeing from The Lighthouse. 30th May 7.00pm

All Welcome this event will be in The Meadow Community Centre.


Vacancies on CE Project

Vacancies for an

  • Office Assistant in Doonbeg;
  • Environmental Workers & Sportsfield Caretaker in Mullagh;
  • Maintenance & Environmental Workers in Kilmihil
  • Cleaner in Kilmihil.

19.5 hours per week; training provided; CV building; job interview coaching. Interested applicants need to be in receipt of a social welfare payment for 12 months to qualify. Contact Intreo on 065-6869296 to check eligibility. Call Nuala on 087-2079564 for info.


…check the What’s On page for more


Kilmihil Today

Kilmihil is made up of the townlands of Ahaga, Ballydineen, Boulynameal, Carraige, Cahercanavan, Cahermurphy, Castlepark, Cloonakilla, Cragg, Glenmore, Greygrove, Kiltumper, Knockalough, Knockmore, Lack East, Lack West, Lacken, Lietrim, Lissenair, Sorrel Island and Shyan.

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

Kilmihil Origins

The Old Church (c) Martin Murray

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

The Shrine 1950s

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.

A Fair Day in Main Street 1960s

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.

The contact number for the service is 1800 60 32 99