This is a list of Kilmurry Ibrickane Parish and Community groups and notices which relate to each. Click on the group name below for more information. If you would like your community group or service to appear on our website please contact the Parish Office.

Child Safeguarding

Clonbony GAA

Sean Malone

Patrick O’Loughlin

John Tierney

Clonbony GAA train every Wednesday & Friday evening in Mullagh Community Field. For further details, contact Sean Malone on (087) 688 1650.

Ibrickane Brownies/Guides

Contact: Margaret Cunningham & Therse Doohan

A voluntary organisation with it’s unit based in Mullagh.  The Irish Girl Guides provides an environment where girls from all backgrounds can grow in self confidence and develop a variety of skills in an unpressurised atmosphere.  Through a variety of activities girls are encouraged to develop leadership skills, be involved in decision making and learn practical indoor and outdoor skills.  Brownie Guides:  are aged 6 and a half – 11years.  At the moment we have 15 girls enrolled.  Leaders: Margaret Cunningham & Bethen Darcy.  Guides: are aged from 10 and a half – 15years.  At the moment we have 6 girls enrolled.  Leaders: Therese Doohan & Aine Clancy. Central to all guiding is “The Promise” that girls and adults make: I promise on my honour to do my best, to do my duty to my God and my Country, to help other people at all times and to obey the Guide Law.

The Ibrickane Unit gets involved in local activities and national fundraisers e.g. The people in need telethon, Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal, An Taisce National Spring Clean, St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Natonal Pancake Party for National Childrens Hospital, Tallagh, Dublin.

This year is our Centenary.  A National Fun day was held in Semple Stadium, Thurles to mark the occasion.  A Guinness book of records record breaking attempt to make the longest ‘reef knot’ was unsuccessful.  Over 6,000 attended.  A great day was had by all. 

Ibrickane Golf Society

Contact: Gerald Talty

IFA – Irish Farmers Association

Mullagh Branch of IFA consists of:
Chairman: Paddy Carey
Secretary: Gregory Rynne
Treasurer: Gerard Sexton
For more information contact the Secretary on 087 7800820.
The IFA Members Services is the division of the Irish Farmers’ Association that is dedicated to providing a range of competitively priced services for all IFA Members to avail of.  The IFA Members services delivers genuine benefits and unbeatable savings for farmers and the rural community.  We promise to treat you fairly and with the utmost respect.  As a valued members of the IFA family we strive to add to your membership, providing a professional and seamless service.  Any small profit made from our services comes straight back to help run your Association.
The Mullagh branch of the IFA has a long and active history in the parish of Kilmurry Ibrickane, an area with three focal points: Coore, Mullagh and Quilty.  However, when the IFA Branch was founded, it was called the Mullagh branch.  The area was well recognised as having highly motivated and very progressive farmers.  It was going to be a good base to build a strong farming organisation.
Available recoreds date back to 1964.  Before that, members who were active in the 1950′s and 1960′s have helped to fill in some of the gaps.  Ambie O’Kelly from the Mullagh Village and Anthony O’Dwyer from Annagh, recalled the first branch meetings from the late 1950′s.  The first Chairman was Jackie O’Kelly RIP, Secretary Ambie O’Kelly RIP and the Treasurer was Michael McNamara RIP.  Their social highlight was their annual ceili dance held every year in the parish hall in Mullagh. 
New members were encouraged to join and by 1964, there were 43 members with a total collection amounting to £24,6 shillings and 6 pence.  In 1965 there was a hugh increase in membership with 136 members.
The big event in 1966 was the long walk to Dublin and the branch was ably represented by its youngest memver, sacrcly out of short pants, Cornelius O’Brien, or more affectionalty known as ‘C’.  He recalls the march to Dublin, starting at Ballycasey Cross, near Shannon and making their way to Limerick, on to Nenagh, Mountrath and finally arriving in Dublin approximately 7 days later.
Two men from Coore have played leading roles in the progression of the branch, Sean Talty and Sean Mungovan.  They were two very dedicated and progressive farmers, men ahead of their time.
Mullagh IFA was one of the first branches to have a lady elected to a position.  Mrs Mary Darcy nee O’Looney RIP, played a prominebt role as an officer in the branch, for a number of years.  JJ Kelly represented our branch at National Level also.  He did tremendous work for the IFA and served in all positions as well as recruiting new members.
Many members are now part time farmers.  The farming wheel has turned full circle with the return to grass production as it was in the 1950′s and 1960′s.  A strong farming organisation is still very necessary and the strong branches are the life blood of the organisation.
As a branch, we owe a great deal of gratitude to our many members who have worked so tirelessy to ensure that Mullagh farmers had a voice when it mattered. The bed of heaven to all our members who have departed life.

K.I.B. Bingo

Organised by K.I.B. Club

Bingo is on every Monday Night at 8.30pm in The Quilty Tavern.

K.I.B. Community Development

Contact: Therse Doohan


GAA in Kilmurry Ibrickane Parish
The parish of Kilmurry Ibrickane is situated roughly mid-way in the west coast of Clare. It has a population of approximately 1600, two villages Mullagh & Quilty, three Catholic Churches Mullagh, Coore & Quilty and five primary schools Annagh, Coore, Mullagh, Quilty & Scropul.

The fact that we are within the ancient Barony of Ibrickane accounts for the second half of our name and helps to distinguish us from other parishes with the name Kilmurry in County Clare. While a team under the name Coore reached the senior county final in 1890, a club bearing the parish name did not come into existence until 1914. The club achieved honours in its first year when the Junior Championship was won. A junior title was added in 1929. A major breakthrough was achieved by the club in 1933 when the County Senior Championship was won.

Due to an abundance of talent in the parish at that time, a second club, Quilty came into being. They won the Clare junior championship in 1933, the Cusack Cup in 1934 and the senior title in 1935 and 1936. In 1935 history was made when both teams from the parish (Kilmurry Ibrickane & Quilty) met in the County final. In 1939 with the parish footballers reunited under the name of St. Mary’s the senior title was captured once more.

In the 1950s the club was reorganised and special emphasis was placed on the training of juvenile teams, before long this work started to pay off with the winning of several underage titles. Within a few years, a number of young and very talented players had found places on our senior team. That run of successes, began in 1961 with the winning of the under 15 championship. In 1962 the under 14 and under 16 titles came our way. In 1963 we reached those juvenile finals again but this time without success. However, the winning of the Minor A and senior championships (the former for the first time ever, the latter after a 24 year span) that year provided reasonable compensation!

Our club won U14’s, U16’s and Minor titles in 1964. 1966 proved to be a memorable year for Kilmurry Ibrickane. The U16’s, U21’s and senior championships were won.

The next twelve years 1967 – 1988 inclusive, were to bring us just 4 titles, U16’s and minor in 1969; U14’s in 1972 and intermediate in 1977. Two years later a talented U16 team, took the county title. This was followed by minor Championships in 1980 and 1981, a McTigue Cup, junior league in 1982 and the under 21 titles in 1983 and 1984. It was almost five years before another trophy of any shape of form came our way, when our junior team, got us out of the rut by winning the Geraldine League in 1989. In June 1992, some reward for the effort being put into juvenile coaching came the club’s way with the winning of the U16 Div. 2 league. Later on, our highly talented U12 team won the ‘B’ championship. Sunday September 12th 1993, was probably one of the greatest days in the 80 year history of our club. Our minor team took the “B” title and then came the “big one” as our senior team came from behind in the last quarter to beat Doonbeg and bring back the “Jack Daly” after a 27 year wait. The tremendous effort which has been put in place for under age football in our parish was rewarded when further under 12 B success in the mid-ninety’s and then came County titles at the A level in 1996 and 1998. Our under 21’s kept up our spirits in late 1990s with County Championship A successes in 1995, 1996 and 1998 while our Senior team recaptured the Cusack Cup (Clare Senior Football League) after a gap of several decades by defeating Kilkee in 1997.

A new era dawned in 2000 with the winning of the All Ireland Feile U14 competition. The past decade has seen Kilmurry Ibrickane win four Co. Senior Championships 2002, 2004, 2008 & 2009, the Cusack Cup in 2008, 6 U21’s 2001 and the five in a row 2003 to 2007.

Sunday 12th December 2004 is another date that will forever be remembered in our parish when we won our first Munster Senior Club Championship. Indeed 2004 was also the year when the club won the Senior, U21, Minor, U14 & U12 championships along with a Junior League. On 6th December 2009 a second Munster club title came to the parish when back to back senior titles (2008 & 2009) were again achieved by Kilmurry Ibrickane parish. Our second Munster title was the stepping stone to contesting our first All Ireland Club Final in Croke Park on St. Patrick’s Day 2010

On the administration side the biggest undertaking by far in the club’s history was the purchase of an 11 acre site which is now Pairc Naomh Mhuire. Apart from the development of the playing pitch most other works such as the building of the dressing rooms & walls construction of car park etc was done by voluntary labour. The recruiting, organising and indeed motivating of these generous people to such good effect is something that the club officers of the time can certainly feel proud.

The park was officially opened 1st May 1994 while the 1000 seater stand was erected by local contractor John Meany in 1998 and officially opened on 2nd May 1999.

In May 2009 we launched our Academy service for coaching children aged from five to nine years of age. Essentially each child will be coached in their own age group and each will learn three skills every year. This academy comes under the guidance of our Games Promotion Officer Michael Considine, Senior Club Chairman Gerard Talty and Minor Club Chairman Ciaran O’Dea

Kilmurry Ibrickane GAA Club caters for both boys and girls in all age groups from Under 10 to Adult. For details of training schedules and match times please contact or our website

K.I.B. Gun Club

Contact: Kevin Darcy

K.I.B. Ladies Club

U12 Girls Trainer / Manager: Diane Lahiffe / Rebecca Sexton (if Diane is not available)
Therese Doohan, Connie Mee, Chloe Moloney and Martina Moloney
We are presently training one evening a week namely every thursday @ 4p.m. till 5 p.m. We have already won the first North Clare U-12 tournament this year beating St Joseph’s Miltown. We won the u-12 division A sheild final in 2009, in 2010 we won the first U-12 division 1 Cup Final. This year we play again in the U-12 division 1 championship and will have to play Kilrush, Doora Barefield, and Kilmihil.
Please visit: for updates.

U14 Girls Trainer / Manager: Patrick (Butcher) McCarthy& Aiden Moloney.
Selectors: Therese Doohan & Martina Moloney

The team train 2 nights a week and play a match each week. 

Please visit: for updates.

U16 Girls Trainer / Manager: Patrick (Butcher) McCarthy & Aiden Moloney.

Selectors: Therese Doohan & Martina Moloney

The team train 2 nights a week and play a match each week.
Please visit: for updates.

K.I.B. Lotto

Organised by K.I.B. Club.

Lotto tickets are available in all local retail outlets and also on the internet on

K.I.B. Mens/Boys Club

KIB Minor Club AGM
The KIB Minor Club AGM was held on 12th January 2013. The following officers were elected:
President: Fr. Tim Tuohy
Vice-President: Fr. Pat Larkin & John Joe Ryan
Chairman: Michael Considine
Vice-Chairman: Michael Talty
Secretary: Claire Considine
Assistant Secretary: Pat Wickham
Treasurer: Miriam O’Halloran
Assistant Treasurer: John Talty
PRO: Gerard Morrissey
Assistant PRO: Kevin Sexton
Children’s Officer: Ciarán O’Dea
Coaching Officers: Michael Considine,
Dermot Coughlan & Michael Talty
An executive committee of 30 people outside of officers also joined to work for the Minor Club.

U8 Boys Trainers: Michael Considine, Kevin Hanrahan, Kevin Coughlan, Joe Tubridy, Declan Cushen and John Talty.
Kilmurry Ibrickane start training players from the age of 5 to learn the basic skills of football. Our 5 and 6 year olds start training in June and run until October. Kilmurry Ibrickane U8 training is on every Friday in Quilty pitch from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Training started in April. The U8 team compete in go-game blitzes. We have competed in 4 already this year, travelling to different places to play the likes of Ennistymon and Doonbeg. The K.I.B. U8 Team are: Joseph Campbell, Colin Considine, TJ Crowley, Shay Gleeson, Ivan Hanrahan, Adam Kelleher, Jack Kinsella, Jimmy Marron, Byron Moloney, Evan Monaghan, Gavin O’Connor, Oisin Power, Oisin Sexton, Diarmuid Comber, Cian Coughlan, Jason Cushen, Ciaran Hanrahan, Jason Curtin, Robbie Kinan, Darragh Marrinan, Cian McInerney, Sean Miller, Joshua Moloney, Aidan Montgomery, Darragh O’Neill, Joshua Scullane & Dylan Tubridy. Please visit: for updates.

U10 Boys Tainers:
Please visit: for updates.

U12 Boys Trainers: Dermot Coughlan, Sylvester Nugent and Enda Coughlan.
U12 Boys: The U12’s boys footballers of Kilmurry Ibrickane train every Sunday morning from 12 noon to 1pm in the Football field in Quilty. In 2010, they won the Division 2 County Championship title. They were in Croke Park recently to play in U12’s blitz and they had a very successful day. Please visit: for updates.

U14 Boys Management: Brian Cooney, Paul O’Connor, Danny Coughlan & Kevin Killeen.
The current U14 Kilmurry Ibrickane panel is to start championship on 6th June next. We have 8 games in division 1. Training once a week the team have come together well. After a disappointing feile they reached the semi-final stage of competition held recently in Kilmihil. The current team management of Paul O Connor, Danny Coughlan, Brian Cooney and Kevin Killen are very confident of a successful year. Please visit: for updates.

U16 Boys Trainers: Kevin Sexton
Please visit: for updates.

Minors Trainers: Paul Hickey
Martin Cahill & James Pender
The K.I.B. Minor team are in division 1 of the Minors. There are 5 teams in the group: K.I.B., Ennistymon, Kilmihil, Miltown Malbay & Cooraclare. They train on Wednesday and Friday at 7pm in the GAA pitch, Quilty.
Please visit: for updates.

Senior Managements: Patrick Murrihy, John Kennedy & Joe Hurley.
The Senior Kilmurry Ibrickane Teams have just over come the 1st round of the Championship beating Kilmihil and are preparing for the second round on the 14th August, while currently still competing in the Cusack Cup. The team train twice a week in the GAA pitch in Quilty. Please visit: for updates.

K.I.B. Set Dancing

Mary Clancy

Set dancing has been part of the Parish for decades and especially for the past 22 years. Set dancing classes have been very much enjoyed at the Crosses of Annagh on Thursday nights over the Winter Season.

Kilmurry Ibrickane Defibrillator

Jim Downes
Tel: (086) 2689476

Sarah Lynch
Tel: (085) 161 7839

Meetings and training first Wednesday of Month in Mullagh Hall. New members always welcome.

Quilty – 086 6067010
Mullagh – 086 6067020
Coore – 086 6067030

Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare Athletics Club

James Sexton
Tel: (087) 247 2623

Sue Garrihy
Tel: (087) 657 5575

Antionette Pender
Tel: (086) 857 8794

Kevin O’Loughlin
Tel: (087) 255 8032

Training Monday & Wednesday Evening at Mullagh Community Sports Field from 7pm – 8pm and Friday at Lahinch Community Sports Field from 4pm to 5pm.

Mullagh Entire Drama Group

Mullagh Entire was born as a result of Mullagh I.C.A. It involved Patricia Rynne, Geraldine Kavanagh, Maire Sexton, Anne Hassett under the direction of Eilish Merriman and since then has gone from strength to strength and expanded each year, and always in search of new members who are very welcome. Over the years they have produced a variety of 3 act plays and the following are a list of plays performed to date: 2002 Wanted One Body – Producer Eilish Merriman. 2003 Brush with a Body – Producer John Joe Hassett. 2004 Sive – Producer Mairead Finnegan. Production Team – Anne Hassett & Patrick O’Dwyer. 2005 Big Maggie – Producer John Daly, 2006 The Maiden Aunt – Producer John Daly. Production Team – Mairead Finnegan & Anne Hassett. 2007 The Year of the Hiker – Producer John Daly. Production Team – Mairead Finnegan, Anne Hassett, Traci Stone & Breda Sexton. 2008 The Communication Cord – Producers Traci Stone & John Daly. Production Team – Anne Hassett & Patricia Rynne. 2009 Love thy Neighbour – Producer John Daly. Production Team – Claire McNamara, Mary McNamara, Mairead Finnegan & Anne Hassett. 2010 Say Cheese – Producer John Daly. Production Team – Claire McNamara, Mary McNamara, Mairead Finnegan & Anne Hassett. 2011 A Wake in the West – Producer Billy Merriman. Production Team – John Daly, Claire McNamara, Mary McNamara, Fr. Pat Larkin & Anne Hassett. In sharing our thanks we give back to the community through our support of local charities: Special Olympics/Paralympics, Cancer care, Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Irish Sudden Infant Death, Clare care, Orchard Day Hospital, AD Astra, Defibrillator, Clare 250 Mile Cycle, West Clare Mini Marathon, K.I.B. All-Ireland Finalists. Contributions given to date amounts to €9,890. A special sincere thanks to all our sponsors and supporters for the past ten years. We look forward to your continued support in the years to come. We invite new members to come and join us. Play is on annually, usually around February in Community Hall, Mullagh.

Chairperson: Billy Merriman
Secretary: Mairead Finnegan
Assistant Secretary: Diane Rynne
Treasures: Tim Donnellan & Anthony Morrissey
Director: Billy Merriman
P.R.O.: James Egan & Anne Lynch

Mullagh Horse & Cattle Show

Peter McNamara
Tel: (086) 216 7470

Brendan Clancy
Tel: (086) 682 0024

This takes place this year on Sunday 16th August 2015. Classes: Cattle, Horse, Pony, Connemara Pony, Horse & Pony, Sheep, Dog & Donkey. Good prize money for all classes. Family novelty events including: Athletics for all ages, spud picking, crazy golf, penalty shots. Childrens amusememts, Bonny baby competitions, Best Dressed Lady & Glamorous Granny.

Mullagh ICA

Brenda Mangan

Vice President
Geraldine Kavanagh

Betty Sexton

Mary Clancy

The inaugural meeting of Mullagh ICA was held in Mullagh Parochial Hall on Friday 22nd January 1965. The area organisers, Mrs. Gleeson, Mrs. Nan Healy nee Crehan, Lahinch and Mrs. Murrihy, Miltown Malbay attended this meeting.

Fr. Denis Moroney C.C. welcomed the guests and said he was pleased to be associated with the foundation of and ICA guild in the Parish. The visiting ICA members spoke of the aims and social aspect of the ICA at a time when there was little social outlet for the women of Ireland. They also spoke of the importance of cultivating and preserving local crafts and traditions. Fourteen members attended the inaugural meeting and the first Mullagh Guild comprised the following: President: Mrs. Peggy Greene, Treasurer: Mrs. Mary Sexton, Secretary: Mrs. K. O’Neill, Committee Members: Mrs. M. McNamara, Mrs. C. Kelly, Mrs. M. Torpey, Mrs. B. Carey and Mrs. M. Lynch.

Now 46 years later our guild is still going strong. The format meetings have changed over the years, but the aims and social aspect of the guild remain unchanged. Each month we host a different speaker or craft demonstrator and the guild is always happy to assist with catering at any event within the Parish.

The guild meets on the first Wednesday of each month. The venue is the Parish Meeting Room, adjoining Mullagh Parochial Hall. A warm welcome awaits everybody.

Mullagh Tidy Towns

T.J. O Loughlin

Patricia Torpey

Noel Moroney

John Joe Hassett

On the 27th of April 2011 a meeting was held by Mullagh Tidy Village Committee. There was a large attendance at the meeting where it was discussed that the Village needed a large improvement such as, properties to be painted, part of street to be tarred by Clare County Council, Flowers and trees to be planted around pump and Church and a tidy up of village in general. It was also decided to re-enter the Tidy Village Competition for 2011 which had been last entered in 2008, when the late Marie Sexton R.I.P. had done great work increasing the marks and appearance every year. We get great help & co-operation from Fás workers under the supervision of Nuala Shanahan.

The following are a list of members: Mart Ita Scales, Mary Ann Scales, John Joe Killeen, Donal Markham, Paul Sexton, Gerard Frawley, Eileen Griffin, Margaret (Mags) Cunningham, Tim Donnellan & Billy Merriman will give advice on flowers and tree planting. All suggestions welcome and appreciated.

Mullagh Womens Group

Quilty Curragh Club

Shane Callinan

Mairead Callinan

The Quilty Curragh Club was formed in 2007 and has continued to grow over the past 4 years. The club involved in training members of all ages both male and female. Training is held twice a week, with a regatta taking place each summer which attracts teams from within the County and also Limerick, Kerry and Galway. New members welcome.

Spanish Point Sea Vegetables

Contact: Gerard Talty

West Clare United Soccer Club

Contact: Ciaran O’Dea

West Clare Warriors Rugby

Contact: David Hillery

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