Killimer

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Killimer
Cill Íomaí
Village
Killimer Ferryport
Killimer Ferryport
Killimer is located in Ireland
Killimer
Killimer
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°37′0.74″N 9°23′24.74″W / 52.6168722°N 9.3902056°W / 52.6168722; -9.3902056Coordinates: 52°37′0.74″N 9°23′24.74″W / 52.6168722°N 9.3902056°W / 52.6168722; -9.3902056
Country Ireland
Province Munster
County County Clare
Elevation 20 m (70 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Urban 482
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference R054791

Killimer (Irish: Cill Íomaí[1]) is a village in County Clare, Ireland, in a civil parish of the same name. It is located on the northern bank of the Shannon and the N67 which passes through the village.

Location[edit]

Killimer is best known for the Killmer-Tarbert car ferry service, operated by Shannon Ferries.

According to the geographer Samuel Lewis the parish counted 3023 inhabitants in 1837.[2] The 2006 census returned 482 inhabitants for Killimer.[3] The village is in the Killimer and Knockerra parish of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Killaloe. Parish churches are St Imy in Killimer and St Senan's in Knockerra.[4]

East of the village is the Moneypoint coal-fired electricity generating station.

GAA[edit]

Killimer GAA returned to competitive action at senior level in 2012. Due to a declining population Killimer had not enough players to field a senior team in the period 2008-2012. Most players had been playing with Shannon Gaels or Kilrush Shams in those years. Killimers only Clare Senior Football Championship triumph was in 1896.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cill Íomaí". Placenames Database of Ireland. Retrieved 2014-04-10. 
  2. ^ County Clare: A History and Topography 1837 by Samuel Lewis
  3. ^ Census 2006
  4. ^ "Killimer and Knockerra". Diocese of Killaloe. Retrieved 2014-03-31.