Kilmeedy

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Kilmeedy
Cill m'Íde
Town
Kilmeedy is located in Ireland
Kilmeedy
Kilmeedy
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°24′58″N 8°54′58″W / 52.416°N 8.916°W / 52.416; -8.916Coordinates: 52°24′58″N 8°54′58″W / 52.416°N 8.916°W / 52.416; -8.916
Country Ireland
Province Munster
County County Limerick
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)

Kilmeedy is a village in County Limerick, in the parish of Feenagh-Kilmeedy.

In Irish, Kilmeedy translates as Cill m'Íde, or Church of my Ita. This refers to Saint Ita who founded a church in the area before moving to another parish in the Limerick area, Kileedy, also named after the saint. Kilmeedy was a medieval settlement, and Feenagh/Kilmeedy became a parish in 1851.

Kilmeedy village is located on the R519 from Ballingarry to Dromcolliher at a crossroads. Five roads radiate from the village. The population of the parish is about 900. According to 1911 Census records for Kilmeedy,[1] the population of the village alone at the time was 274.

There is one supposed 'holy well' in Kilmeedy's surrounding townlands called St. Brigid's Well.

The village hosts an annual vintage rally towards the later Summer months showcasing many vintage vehicles and many old fashioned trades.

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