Place:Kilkieran, County Galway, Republic of Ireland


Alt namesCill Chiaráinsource: Wikipedia
TypeTown or village
Coordinates53.317°N 9.717°W
Located inCounty Galway, Republic of Ireland
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Cill Chiaráin (anglicized as Kilkieran) is a village in County Galway, Ireland. The R340 road along the coast from Galway city passes through Cill Chiaráin.

Cill Chiaráin is a Gaeltacht area of Ireland. It is linked to the nearby town of Carna by the Irish college of Coláiste Sheoisaimh, which runs courses during the summer and mid-term breaks.

Cill Chiaráin is Irish for "Ciarán's church" and is named after Saint Ciarán, who spent many years living in the village. There is a National School, a Church and a Holy Well named after him. Also, up on the hill overlooking the whole of Cill Chiaráin there is a cross erected in his honour and in front of that there is a place called "Leaba Chiaráin" ("Ciarán's bed").

Cill Chiaráin holds place for many tourists and every year it plays host to the Connemara Triathlon.

There is also a Cill Chiaráin in County Kilkenny.

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