Kilmichael, County Cork

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Cill Mhíchil
Kilmichael is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 51°50′04.99″N 09°02′13.06″W / 51.8347194°N 9.0369611°W / 51.8347194; -9.0369611
Country Ireland
Province Munster
County County Cork
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)

Kilmichael (Irish: Cill Mhíchil) is a village and Civil Parish in barony of West Muskerry, County Cork, Ireland. Kilmichael P.O. is located on an early map (1897-1913) at the Cooldorragha Cross Roads.[1]

Kilmichael does not have a village however there are many townlands containing populated areas.

Kilmichael Ambush[edit]

Near the village was the scene of the famous Kilmichael Ambush. The actual fight took place at the confines of Haremount and Shanacashel at the place that was known as Dereen-a-Bharraigh, Dorin-a-Bharraigh. The little oak wood of Barry, or Barry’s oak wood.[2] The Kilmichael Ambush Site Monument is located 3.23 km (2 mi) south of the village.[3]


Dromleigh National School is the oldest national school in Ireland. The school was opened in 1840 and still survives today in its original building.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Online map viewer". Ordnance Survey Ireland. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  2. ^ O'Mahony's, Jeremiah. "West Cork Parish Histories and Place-Names". Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Kilmichael Ambush Site Monument". Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Dromleigh National School". Retrieved 15 September 2012.