St Michael's Events

Pray & Play

Play & Pray has recommenced. Find out more from the parish office.

Leabhar na beatha

De bhrí go bhfaca tú mé, chreid tú. - Eoin 20

First Holy Communion 2018

Saturday 19th May 2018 at 11am.

World Meeting of Families

We are a nation who has a great tradition of 100,000 welcomes.  We look forward to welcoming Pope Francis to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families in August.  Be part of this great and exciting event by registering or volunteering at 

All family members under 18 are free.  Access to all events is by registration and ticket.



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.