St Michael's Events

Shine a Light

The Remembrance Lighting being installed in the church grounds for Christmas is in memory of loved ones who have passed away over the years.

Bulbs are available from the parish office, supermarkets and chemist. May we be supported throughout the Christmas Season by the blessings that our loved ones wished upon us in life.

Remembering Loved Ones

Kilmihil Parish Christmas Rememberance

Our 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday 17th December will be celebrated in memory of family members, from within and outside of our parish, who have died during the year.

The Pastoral Council would like to put together a pictorial tribute in memory of loved ones who passed during the year. If you wish to have someone remembered at this mass, and over Christmas, please drop his or her photo into the sacristy or parish office letter box a.s.a.p. and kindly note the name and date of death on the back. It will be helpful also if you include your own name and contact number for return of photos.

Leabhar na beatha

Is maith domsa cloí le mo Dhia agus mo dhóchas a chur sa Tiarna Dia. – Leabhar na Salm 72:28

First Holy Communion 2018:

Saturday 19th May 2018 at 11am.

Sacrament of Confirmation 2018

Friday 23rd February 2018.





The parish is part of the Diocese of Killaloe and follows the diocesan safeguarding guidelines. A PDF copy of the 2017 newsletter on safeguarding can be downloaded here:

Link to PDF of Diocesan Safeguarding Newsletter 2017

You can view more detailed guidance on the area of safeguarding on the diocesan website at:

Our Parish Safeguarding representatives are: Carmel Coughlan and John Kelly who can be contacted via the Parish Office.

Parish Profile

The 8,089 acres that make up the Parish of Kilmihil, in West Clare, comprise 21 Townlands with the village of Kilmihil forming the main centre of population. The main Ennis to Kilrush road forms part of the Eastern boundary of the Parish with the village centre approximately two miles to the West of this boundary on the road to Doonbeg.

The Townlands

Ahaga, Ballydineen, Boulynameal, Carraige, Cahercanavan, Cahermurphy, Castlepark, Cloonakilla, Cragg, Glenmore, Greygrove, Kiltumper, Knockalough, Knockmore, Lack East, Lack West, Lacken, Lietrim, Lissenair, Sorrel Island, Shyan.

The parish economy is primarily reliant on agriculture, many people also commute to manufacturing and service jobs in Ennis, Shannon and Kilrush.

The Church of St Michael the Archangel

The Parish is served by the Catholic Church of St Michael located on Church Street, it was  built in 1834 and extensively repaired and refurbished in 1926. The current parish priest is Fr. Peter O'Loughlin.

The remains of the original St Michael’s Church from which the name Kilmihil derives, (Cill Mhichil is Irish for Church of St Michael) can be clearly seen in the old graveyard; this church was believed to have been built by St Senan around 530AD.

Parish Office

The Parish office is based in the Meadow Community Centre for older residents just off the Creegh Road on the grounds of the former Parochial House.

Signed Mass Cards are available in Parish Office in the Meadow, please phone 065 905 0824 or 086 809 5965.

The Shrine of St Michael

The Shrine of St Michael adjoins the old graveyard, the shrine is based around St Michael’s Holy Well which was reputedly discovered in 1632 and was a place of pilgrimage even in penal times. The current shrine was opened in 1937 and is lovingly cared for by the community. It can be accessed from Main Street.

Kilmihil Community Centre

The Parish Community Centre with its Library, pre-School, offices and main hall is located on Church Street.