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.

GAA/Parish Lotto is Back!

  • The GAA Parish Lotto is back
  • Tickets available in local shops and businesses
  • Play online at Kilmihilgaa.ie

Local Information for COVID 19 Lockdown

Local Help for the Elderly

If any of the elderly in our community need any assistance with anything during these challenging times please phone: Carmel 087 177 0102/Sean 085 835 9341/Gerry 087 258 2906/Renae 085 815 9661/Karol 085 179 0217/Senan 087 202 4598- there is a team of volunteers who are ready to help. Many of the elderly do not have online access so please spread the word.


We would ask you to support our local businesses as much as possible over the next few weeks  – the community of Kilmihil is strong and let’s keep it that way!

Clare County Council Helpline

Clare Covid-19 community helpline

 The helpline can put you in touch with local volunteers who can assist with delivering basic needs such as shopping, medicine, fuel, farming support etc. to those who need it.

T: 1890 252943

E: covidsupport@clarecoco.ie

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.