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
CountryIreland
ProvinceMunster
CountyCounty Clare
Elevation
20 m (70 ft)
Population
(2011)
 • Urban
498
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))
Irish Grid ReferenceR054791

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 Killimer-Tarbert car ferry service, operated by Shannon Ferries.

According to the geographer Samuel Lewis the parish counted 3023 inhabitants in 1837.[2] The 2011 census returned 498 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.

Notable people[edit]

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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 2011 – Population Classified by Area Table 6 Population of each province, county, city, urban area, rural area and electoral division, 2006 and 2011
  4. ^ "Killimer and Knockerra". Diocese of Killaloe. Retrieved 2014-03-31.