05. Killimor Culture and Heritage Centre
Killimor Heritage Trail
To the left of exit L4308 we see Killimor Culture & Heritage Centre. This two-storey building contains a Heritage Room, Offices, a Library and a hair-dressing salon. The Centre was officially opened by the then Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern, on November 23rd, 2001. The site was the original home of the Soughley Family who were associated with Killimor Parish for over four hundred years. The village water-pump and a weighing scales stood in front of the house for many years. Much more information on the lives and times of the Soughley Family, and indeed of Killimor Parish, can be accessed in our award winning publication Killimor: Our Parish and Our People.
A small thatched building, called Stuart’s Barn, was situated on the opposite side of the street. It is believed that the Barn was used as a church, until the erection of the present church, after the Medieval Parish Church, on the site of the Old Cemetery, fell into disuse.