Clare Haven this Christmas

We would like to extend a big thank you to all our parishioners who gave so generously  to Clare Haven this Christmas.  Below are pictures of food and toys which were delivered on Christmas EveChristmas Presents

Christmas Day Dash

Kilmihil Parish Revisited

Kilmihil Active Retirement Association have recently published their book

Kilmihil Parish  Revisited

It contains history, memories and pictures to interest and delight you and is a must have for anyone connected with Kilmihil!

The book costs €10 and is available from several shops and the Post Office in Kilmihil.

Copies can also be obtained by email from or by phone 065 9050559.

The 3rd Annual Dan O Halloran 10k Road Race

Results for the The 3rd Annual Dan O Halloran 10k Road Race in Kilmihil Saturday 4 August 2012. 2:00 pm

Click here to view results and Click here to view the Gallery

Kilmihil Festival of Fun

Kilmihil Parish Church

KIlmihil Patrish Church has now an email address:

Any enquiries can be made to this address

It is also intended to publish the parish newsletter each week from now on. Any one who has suitable information on Kilnihil people home and away should contact this address.

Kilmihil’s Christmas Day Dash

Festival of Fun 2011

Photos from the Festival are now available in Gallery

Kilmihil Festival of Fun

Friday July 29th to Monday August 1st

Friday 29th

5.30pm        0/12 Football Blitz for Marty Coen Trophy at GAA Field
8.15pm        (NEW) Wrestling in the Hall

Saturday 30th

Morning        Under Age Soccer Blitz at St. Pat’s Soccer Field (Brian Casey Memorial 7 a Side)
12.00pm        Dan O’Halloran memorial 10k Run and walk (Registration at Community Centre)
2.00pm         10K race starts on main street
7.30pm         Community Mass(Theme Community Spirit)
8.00pm         Country & Western Night outside Community Centre
NEW Quasar in Car Park

Sunday 31st

12.00pm      NEW: Clay Pigeon Shooting at Ryan’s Knockalough
2.00pm        Knockalough Lake
(Craft Racing, Hamster Ball, Bouncy Castle, Inflatable Water Obstacle Course, Boat Trips to the Island, Stiltman, Knockalough Knockout Bar-B-Que, Strawberries & Cream, Tea/Coffee, Tuck Shop)
8.00pm        GAA Field All Ireland Pig Racing Championships Glow in the Dark, Fireworks Display

Admission €5per adult, €2 per child

Monday 1st

10.00am     Arrival of working Vintage
11.00am     Food & Craft Fair in Community Centre
12.30pm     Street Entertainment 1. Animated Characters
2.00pm       Stiltman
1.00pm       Cultural Parade led by Tulla Pipe Band
2.00pm       Working Vintage

Field Day €5 entry fee (Inflatable City Free)

Bouncing Castle; Dog Show; Penalty Shoot-out; Golf putting; Wheel change and much more

Food available in the field

FINALE Band in the GAA Field

Kilmihil Active Retirement Group

Kilmihil Active Retirement Association (ARA) is a branch of the national body Active Retirement Ireland. There had been a group of senior citizens who had been meeting, initially in the community hall and then in the Meadow for about eight years. The Kilmihil ARA was founded in 2008 by a number of people who wished to diversify the activities available to senior citizens in the village. In 2009 the two groups joined together so that they could all enjoy the benefits extended to them by the national association and help and support each other. A €5 subscription is paid every year by each member for affiliation fees to the national body. This  fee includes insurance for group activities.

The motto of  Active Retirement Ireland is ‘Get Inspired with Active Retired’, and the aim is to do as much as we can by ourselves for ourselves, so that people can remain active both mentally and physically for as long as they can.

There is a meeting every Friday morning in the Meadow Community  hall. Tea and scones are always available from 10am onwards and soup and brown bread are served  at lunch time. This is served by the ‘helpers, many of whom are members of the group. There are usually two tables of card players. There are exercises for those who wish to participate. Sometimes there are speakers. Big birthdays are  celebrated with a cake made by one of the members.

During  autumn, winter and spring the aim is to provide at least one evening a week with either dancing or relaxation to try to break up the long nights. There are also joint ventures with the Miltown group who organise dinner dances and barbecues  and the Mid West regional group who have a fun day every December.

We were given money by VEC to engage a facilitator who could help us to form a Local History group and to guide us in our endeavours. We are hoping to publish a book containing a series of articles written by  members of the association.

During the summer there are at least two coach outings and for the last two years a five day tour has been organised by Paddy Quinlivan and Mary Considine for the group.

All the outings are subsidised by the association. Money is raised by the group for the group. For the last two years  a concert has been organised for  Easter Monday by Eugene Egan ably supported by the rest of the committee and other members. At the beginning of December there is a Bazaar which raises a substantial  sum of  money for the group. Members are very generous with their time and gifts in supporting this yearly sale. We have also receive grants from ‘Go for Life’ which funds our relaxation and dancing classes. We received €2000 from the National Lottery which enabled us to buy four lap tops and a printer. Transition year students are coming into the centre to help those interested in acquiring computer skills. Our local councillor Christy Curtain has also been very supportive and gave us a generous donation this year.

Nationally Kilmihil is known to be a very active and successful group. Without the hard work and dedication of the association’s ten member committee and the support of all its 50 members could not be the success it is.

Many thanks to all concerned.