Kilmore, County Down
Christ Church, Parish of Kilmore
|Population||500 (2011 Census)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||Northern Ireland|
Kilmore is a village, civil parish and townland of 149 acres (60 ha) in County Down, Northern Ireland, about 1 mile (1.6 km) from Crossgar. It is situated in the historic baronies of Castlereagh Upper and Kinelarty.
Kilmore derives its name from the Irish word 'an Chill Mhór', meaning "the big church", as it is most famous for the historic 18th century Anglican church now located in the Ulster Museum. Eighty years after the church was built in 1790, a new church was built nearby in 1870 to heal rifts within the church concerning the nature of Anglo-Catholic worship in the decades prior. It remains the place of worship for the same Church of Ireland congregation Church Parish of Kilmore to this day.
Kilmore has a Football Club called Kilmore Rec FC, which plays at Robert Adams Park, Crossgar.
Civil parish of Kilmore
The civil parish contains the villages of Crossgar and Kilmore.
The civil parish contains the following townlands:
- Broaghclogh (also known as Murvaclogher)
- Murvaclogher (also known as Broaghclogh)