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Kilmaley GAA Club: Location

Kilmaley is located about six miles west of Ennis town out the Miltown Malbay road. Its name is taken from Cill Mhaille, meaning church or cell of Maley, an early Irish saint. An archaeologist from the 19th century stated that there is a fort or rath on the top of every hill in this parish, a total of 30 in all.



Take the Miltown Malbay road out from Ennis. Pass the Ennis Golf Links.Drive straight on for 3 miles . Pass over a very narrow bridge called Inch Bridge. Continue straight for 4 miles until you come to a four cross roads. The Kilmaley Inn pub should be on your right hand side. Take a right at this crossroads and continue straight on for 2 miles passing both Kilmaley school and church on the way until you come to the post office. Turn left at the post office. Continue on straight for 1 mile. Kilmaley G.A.A pitch is on your right hand side

Origins Of Kilmaley

The parish of Kilmaley (Cill Mháille – The Church of Máille) gets its name from St. Máille, a sixth century monk. Máille, who is said to have been a pupil of St Colmcille’s School, built a small monastic settlement on the banks of the river near where Kilmaley Post Office is today. The community of monks built a mill on the river and it soon became the centre of the agricultural and educational life of the surrounding countryside.
Today Kilmaley is an amalgamation of three church districts stretching some nine miles East-West and seven miles North-South making it one of the largest parishes in the Diocese of Killaloe

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