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Cill Mhic Bhúith
Kilmacow is located in Ireland
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
CountyCounty Kilkenny
 • Total627
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))

Kilmacow (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.


Situated about 7 km (4 mi) south of Mullinavat and 8 km (5 mi) north from Waterford City, Kilmacow consists of an Upper and Lower Village approximately 1 km (0.6 mi)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]


Pubs in Kilmacow include The Den (form. The Foxes Den), The Thatch, Irishs, Spinners (form. Cookes), and the Seanti Bar.


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.


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]


  1. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-10-25. Retrieved 2013-10-28.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^

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