Kilfenora (County Clare)
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Welcome to Kilfenora
You are very welcome to the Ireland Reaching Out parish of Kilfenora
The 1821-1851 census returns were almost destroyed in a fire, the 1861-1891 census returns were destroyed by the Government. The 1901-1911 census returns are available on line free of charge on line on the National Archives of Ireland website.
Kilfenora Cill Fhionnarach, meaning Church of the Fertile hillside or Church of the White brow is a small village in Co Clare, just south of The Burren. The village is noted for being the home to the Kilfenora Ceili Band and the location for much of the filming of the sitcom Father Ted.
Kilfenora is famous for its traditional music and dancing.
The population of Kilfenora in 1937 was 558. As in many places the numbers declined during the 1950's but this trend has been reversed in recent times.
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