Kilmaine
Cill Mheáin
Village
Kilmaine is located in Ireland
Kilmaine
Kilmaine
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°35′00″N 9°07′00″W / 53.5833°N 9.1167°W / 53.5833; -9.1167Coordinates: 53°35′00″N 9°07′00″W / 53.5833°N 9.1167°W / 53.5833; -9.1167
CountryIreland
ProvinceConnacht
CountyCounty Mayo
Elevation
59 m (194 ft)
Population
 (2016)[1]
147
Irish Grid ReferenceM260598

Kilmaine or Kilmain (Irish: Cill Mheáin)[2] is a barony and village in County Mayo, Ireland.[3]

Village

Old church of Kilmaine with a 16th-century tracery window[4] on the site of an early Christian monastery which, according to tradition, has been founded by St. Patrick. It became a prebendary church of Tuam.[5]
Old church of Kilmaine with a 16th-century tracery window[4] on the site of an early Christian monastery which, according to tradition, has been founded by St. Patrick. It became a prebendary church of Tuam.[5]

"Kilmaine", derived from the Irish language 'Cill Mheán', means The Middle Church – 'Cill' is the word used in the Irish language for a church, and 'meán' is the Irish word for middle. The village is located on the N84 road between Shrule and Ballinrobe. The hinterland is entirely rural, made up of farms and scattered houses. The nearest town is Ballinrobe, and the closest city is Galway, roughly 40 kilometers (24 miles) away.

The village of Kilmaine had a population of 147 at the 2016 Census.[1] The village has a post office, a petrol station, two shops four pubs, a church, school, a Garda (police) station. It also has a Gaelic Athletic Association pitch.

Transport

The village lies on the N84 road that links Galway to Castlebar (Irish: Caisleán an Bharraigh) . A bus service that runs four days a week between Galway and Ballina passes through Kilmaine and also travels through Castlebar.

Sport

Kilmaine GAA Crest
Kilmaine GAA Crest

The local Gaelic Athletic Association club, Kilmaine GAA, was founded on 9 March 1937. The first competitive game ever played by a Kilmaine team was against Castlegar (Claremorris), in Curran's field. A local boxing club sometimes runs in the community centre.

Kilmaine barony

Civil parishes in the barony
Towns and villages in the barony

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Census 2016 Sapmap Area: Settlements Kilmaine". Central Statistics Office (Ireland). Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Cill Mheáin/Kilmaine". Placenames Database of Ireland (logainm.ie). Retrieved 13 October 2021.
  3. ^ Ireland's History in Maps – Baronies page 3
  4. ^ Salter, Mike (2009). Medieval Churches of Ireland. Folly Publications. p. 144. ISBN 978-1-871731-83-5.
  5. ^ Gwynn, Aubrey; R. Neville Hadcock (1970). Medieval Religious Houses Ireland. Longman. p. 393. ISBN 0-582-11229-X.