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…

Kilmihil Playschool News

Kilmihil Playschool currently have a very limited number of places available for September next year. 

We are also looking to open an Afterschool in September and if anyone is interested could they please contact us at Kilmihilplayschool@gmail.com or phone 085 1874593.


Kilmihil Community Centre

Urgently needs new members. Anyone interested please come to a meeting on Monday 13th February in the upstairs meeting room in the CommunityCentre.


Daly’s Old Time Nights Back for February


Pilates in Kilmihil for 2023

MC Pilates Kilmihil

Monica will be restarting Pilates in the Community Centre on Tuesdays from the 10th January.


Tai Chi Classes

6 week courses starting in January. See poster for details and booking.


Kilmihil Medical Centre

If you are trying to email either of the two GPs at the Kilmihil Medical Centre please note that the correct email is: kilmihilmedicalcentre@gmail.com.👏🏻


…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