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Cill tSíle
Civil parish
Main street, Broadford
Main street, Broadford
Kilseily is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°48′21″N 8°37′58″W / 52.805849°N 8.632857°W / 52.805849; -8.632857Coordinates: 52°48′21″N 8°37′58″W / 52.805849°N 8.632857°W / 52.805849; -8.632857
Country Ireland
Province Munster
County County Clare
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)

Kilseily (Irish: Cill tSíle[1]) is a civil parish in County Clare, Ireland. The main settlement is the village of Broadford.


Kilseily lies in the barony of Tulla Lower, County Clare. It is 9 miles (14 km) to the southwest of Killaloe on the road to Ennis. As of 1837 it had 10,008 statute acres (4,050 ha) as applotted under the tithe act. Some of the land was suitable for cultivation while the rest was mountain pasture or bog. The parish had slate quarries.[2] Lough Doon is on the northwest boundary. The parish contains the town of Broadford. It is 3 by 5 miles (4.8 by 8.0 km), covering a total of 11,102 acres (4,493 ha). In 1841 it had 4,153 people in 662 houses.[3]


Clonlea, Kilseily and part of O'Brien's Bridge (Trúgh) used to comprise the district of Ui Floinn, the land of the O'Flynns. This sept is little known, but there is a mention in MacGrath's Wars of Thormond of the battle of Magh Duine around 953 in which Lachtna, uncle of Brian Boroimhe, slew three of the O'Flynns.[4] Part of Killokennedy was amalgamated with Kilseily to form what is now the parish of Broadford in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Killaloe.[5]


Townlands are Ahaclare, Ardskeagh, Ballykelly, Cloonsheerea, Cloontra, Cloontra East, Cloontra West, Coolagh, Crag, Derryvinnaan, Derry, Doon, Drummin, Drumminakela, Drumsillagh or Sallybank (Merritt), Drumsillagh or Sallybank (Parker), Gortacullin, Gortnaglogh, Gortnagonnella, Hurdleston, Killaderry (Massy), Killaderry (O'Brien), Kilmoculla, Kilseily, Knockshanvo, Kyle, Meanagh, Mountrice, O'Shea's Acres, Snaty (Cooper), Snaty (Massy), Snaty (Wilson), Violethill and Woodfield.[6]