Kilmore, County Down

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Christ Church, Parish of Kilmore
Kilmore is located in County Down
Kilmore shown within County Down
Population 500 (2011 Census)
Country Northern Ireland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district BT30
Dialling code 028
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54°23′17″N 5°47′12″W / 54.388°N 5.7867°W / 54.388; -5.7867Coordinates: 54°23′17″N 5°47′12″W / 54.388°N 5.7867°W / 54.388; -5.7867

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.[1]


Kilmore derives its name from the Irish word 'an Chill Mhór', meaning "the big church",[2] 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.[3]

Kilmore Presbyterian Church is located 2 miles outside Kilmore towards Ballynahinch.


Kilmore has a Football Club called Kilmore Rec FC, which plays at Robert Adams Park, Crossgar.

Civil parish of Kilmore[edit]

The civil parish contains the villages of Crossgar and Kilmore.[1]


The civil parish contains the following townlands:[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Kilmore". IreAtlas Townlands Database. Retrieved 17 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Placenames Database of Ireland".  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  3. ^ Northern Ireland, National Museums. "Kilmore Parish Church". Retrieved 9 February 2014.