Kilmacow

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Kilmacow
Cill Mhic Bhúith
Town
Motto: Beidh an méadú ba arís
Kilmacow is located in Ireland
Kilmacow
Kilmacow
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°18′22″N 7°10′18″W / 52.3061°N 7.1717°W / 52.3061; -7.1717Coordinates: 52°18′22″N 7°10′18″W / 52.3061°N 7.1717°W / 52.3061; -7.1717
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County County Kilkenny
Population
 • Total 627
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Website www.kilkennycoco.ie

Kilmacow or Killmacow (Irish: Cill Mochua, meaning "Mochua's church" — otherwise known in Irish as Cill Mhic Bhúith)[1] is a small village and townland in County Kilkenny, Ireland.

Geography[edit]

Situated about 7 km south of Mullinavat and 8 km north from Waterford City, Kilmacow consists of an Upper and Lower Village approximately 1 km apart. The population of each of the villages is just under 700, while that of the Kilmacow area as a whole totals over 2,000.

Public transport[edit]

Bus Éireann route 365 from Thomastown to Waterford via Knocktopher serves the village on Thursdays only allowing passengers an opportunity to travel into Waterford for a few hours. The bus stops at the community centre. [2][3]

History[edit]

Pubs in Kilmacow include The Den (form. The Foxes Den), The Thatch, Irishes, and Carroll's(Shanty).

Education[edit]

Kilmacow has three primary schools: a mixed school at Strangsmills, a boys' school in Dangan, and a girls' school in the upper village

Sport[edit]

Kilmacow has a hurling team which competes in the Junior Hurling Championship. However, they have failed to win the championship since 1956. Kilmacow also has a soccer team. Kilmacow in recent years has started up a camogie club ranging from under 8's to juniors.

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Kilmacow is twinned with the village of Saint-Thurien (Brittany) in France.

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