Kilmacow

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Kilmacow
Cill Mhic Bhúith
Town
Kilmacow is located in Ireland
Kilmacow
Kilmacow
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°18′22″N 7°10′18″W / 52.30611°N 7.17167°W / 52.30611; -7.17167Coordinates: 52°18′22″N 7°10′18″W / 52.30611°N 7.17167°W / 52.30611; -7.17167
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, Irishs, Spinners (form. Cookes), and the Seanti Bar. Another place to consume alcoholic beverages and indulge in low grade "Charlie" that Pablo Escobar would be disgusted with is what is known among the youngsters as "The big tree" ,Site of the annual "Trill on the Hill" since 1994 where many a fair lady finished the night on her knees.

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. The boys and girls schools have now joined together with junior infants to second class now in what was the boys' school and third to sixth class now in what was the girls' school.

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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-10-25. Retrieved 2013-10-28. 
  3. ^ http://www.buseireann.ie/inner.php?id=232

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