Kilmihil, Clare, IE

Category: Historical

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Breassal Breac Map

Kilmihil is derived from CILL MHICHIL, Michael's Church, the Michael in question being St. Michael the Archangel. In 1632 Mariana MacGorman dreamed on three occasions that St. Michael the Archangel appeared to her and directed her to go to his church at Kilmihil and dig for his well at a little distance, where she should find some reeds growing. She did so with the help of her parish priest and son and discovered a spring on the spot indicated. St. Michael's shrine is still a revered spot today.