Kilcormac: Population: 973 The economy of this town, once called Frankford, is closely linked to the commercial development of nearby Boora Bog by Bord na Móna. Traces of the Stone Age man living here in the heart of Ireland some 9,000 years ago were discovered during an archaeological excavation in 1977. The town of Kilcormac (Cormac's Church) where the oak-carved Pieta now rests was called Frankford for some 400 years before reverting to its ancient title. Frankford would appear to relate to Francis Magawley who founded the town on a ford across the Silver River. When travelling on the road to Kilcormac make a detour to visit Rathlihen Cemetery, a pre Famine graveyard and medieval church ruins which are well worth a visit.

 Activities in Kilcormac

Game Fishing
Silver River Kilcormac


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