Kiltimagh is named after Maghach, a Celtic Chieftain from the Bronze Age. Legend says that he is buried on a wooded mountain to the southwest of the town. Coillte means ‘woods’, therefore the town was called Coillte Maghach.
Top 10 Things to Do in Kiltimagh
- Visit Kiltimagh Wetlands Park and learn about local flora & fauna. While away the hours by walking around the park, discovering various habitats, flowers and wildlife!
- The Old Railway Station was once the point of departure for so many emigrants, and has always held a special place in the hearts of locals. It has since been transformed into an amazing facility, housing the town museum, an art exhibition centre and an incredible sculpture park.
- Visit nearby Knock Shrine, a holy place that has received international fame, attracting over 1 million visitors every year.
- In years gone by, the town’s blacksmith provided one of the most important services for the locals. The Town Forge houses a beautiful display of the tools and implements of those who once worked there – well worth a visit.
- Go fishing! The Pollagh, Glore and Gweestion offer good brown trout fishing and are all tributaries of the famous River Moy. Kiltimagh is also a great location for salmon and pike fishing.
- Enjoy the splendour of the countryside – there are many walking trails catering for people of all abilities, such as Sliabh Cairn Peak, Glore River Valley, and the Ballyglass Walk.
- Kiltimagh Pet Farm & Wildlife Park is an excellent place for family fun, with an extensive range of animals, as well as a reptile house!
- On rainy days, toddlers and children can go wild in the comfort of Kiltimagh’s indoor play area, which houses an adventure maze on two levels!
- The 1913 Glore Mill is the home of Sally McKenna’s sculpture and painting studio. Artworks are hung on original stone walls, and visitors can explore the mill’s grounds, with its original turbines and machinery. There is also an amazing labyrinth to discover! (Open by appointment)
- Kiltimagh is home to a fun park for kids called Tír na nÓg (Land of the Youth). The imaginatively designed play structures are fashioned from environmentally and child friendly materials. Adults can relax in the seated area while children enjoy the various play options.