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…

Walk in Memory of Aisling Murphy and in Support of Women’s Aid

Kilmihil Community are coming together again in memory of Aisling Murphy by supporting the Women’s Aid 5km walk next Saturday 22nd January at 11.00am! All donations gratefully received. The route will be the Sli na Slainte. Donation buckets will be at entrance to Kilmihil GAA Carpark from 11.30am. More details will be uploaded during the week. Time is subject to change.


New Contact Number for Kilmihil Defibrillator Service

Please note that the contact number for the service has changed to 1800 60 32 99

Volunteering in Kilmihil

The defibrillator service is manned by local trained volunteers you can find out more about it on the Community Services page of this site.

There are always local groups and services looking for volunteers, the volunteering page can tell you more and provide contact details.

Kilmihil Athletics Club Training

Thursdays 6.00-7.00pm at Clonreddan track. More information on the What’s On page.


Online Offertory Collection

For Mass arrangements please see facebook and the parish newsletter

If you wish to donate to the parish offertory collection online you can now do so at https://www.killaloediocese.ie/parish/kilmihil/donate/ the page also includes instructions for donations to the parish priest or special collections.

…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.