Cuar an Chláir
|Elevation||18 m (59 ft)|
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The village of Cooraclare is in the parish of Cooraclare (Kilmacduane) in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Killaloe. It is 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) from Kilrush on the road from Kilrush to Miltown Malbay. The old name for the parish is Kilmacduane, which was joined for a while to the parish of Kilmihil. In 1848 the two were again separated and Cooraclare took its present name. The parish includes the village of Cree, at times spelled Creegh.
The parish has two churches, St Senan's in Cooraclare and St Mary's in Cree.
There are about 140 people living in the village.
Famous natives or residents include:
- Former government minister Brendan Daly
- Tom Morrissey, who played football for Clare in the 1992 Munster Senior Football Championship Final
- Chef Seán Kinsella was born in Cooraclare
- A great-grandfather of RTÉ presenter Ryan Tubridy. In March 2010 Tubridy presented his popular RTÉ Radio One programme from Tubridy's Bar & Restaurant in Cooraclare.
Sport and culture
A song associated with Cooraclare is entitled "The Chapel Gate Of Cooraclare".
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Cooraclare.|
- "Cooraclare (Kilmacduane)". Diocese of Killaloe. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
- "Cooraclare (Kilmacduane) Churches". Diocese of Killaloe. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
- "Doonbeg River". Clare.ie. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 8 February 2014.
- "Central Statistics Office : Census 2011". Cso.ie. Retrieved 8 February 2014.
- "Histpop - The Online Historical Population Reports Website". Histpop.org. Archived from the original on 7 May 2016. Retrieved 8 February 2014.