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Cill Fhíonáin
Mountain View, Kilfinane
Mountain View, Kilfinane
Kilfinane is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°21′37″N 8°29′35″W / 52.3602778°N 8.4930556°W / 52.3602778; -8.4930556Coordinates: 52°21′37″N 8°29′35″W / 52.3602778°N 8.4930556°W / 52.3602778; -8.4930556
Country Ireland
Province Munster
County County Limerick
Elevation 151 m (495 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 778
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference R680230

Kilfinane (Irish: Cill Fhíonáin) (/ˌkɪlfɪˈnɑːn/ or /ˌkɪlfɪˈnn/, local /kɪlˈfɪnən/)[2] is a small market town in County Limerick, Ireland. The Town's name comes from the Irish words "Cill" (church) and "Fhíonáin" (Finian), making its meaning "Church of Saint Finian." Kilfinane is located approximately 40 km southeast of Limerick, and approximately 70 km north-northwest of Cork.

At an elevation of over 150 metres, Kilfinane is the highest town in County Limerick. It is surrounded on three sides by the Ballyhoura Mountains, and on the fourth side is the "Golden Vale" region that runs through Counties Limerick, Cork, and Tipperary.


Kilfinane facilitates both Primary and Secondary Education.

Kilfinane Primary School is located very close to the Secondary School and has a new building opened in 2012. Prior to this the Primary School was located in an old former Catholic residence, which was notorious due to reports of infestation, cold conditions and outdoor toilets.[3] More recently, disputes amongst building subcontractors and the main building contractor of the new School resulted in builders removing the fittings of the newly built school, and parents blockading the school demanding the school be returned to its proper order.[4]

Scoil Pól Kilfinane[5] was founded in 1915 and made its current home in 1987. The School offers a wide range of educational and extra-curricular activities. A Catholic School, it is firmly rooted in the beliefs of established traditions and community spirit. Some of its activities include sports, Cairdeas, Transition Year, Green Flag and Chess.

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