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…

Water Outages

While work is undertaken on the Doolough Water Treatment plant from the 17th to the 30th September a water tanker will be based at Kilmihil GAA ground.

You are reminded to use your own containers when taking water from the tanker and to boil water before consumption as a precautionary measure. Please adhere to social distancing when queuing for water supplies.

Noel & Pauline’s Coffee Morning

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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
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.