People and Places


Very Rev. John O’Connor D.D., P.P., Killimor 1952-1976.


Tom Broderick, Derrew, Killimor, (to the left of photo) celebrated his 100th birthday on 8th November 1993.  With him are Rev. Fr. Joe Walsh C.C., and his brother Martin Broderick.


Patrick V. and Katie O’Meara of P.V. O’Meara’s now Treacys.


L. to R. John Flannery, Killimor (postman), Tommy Whelan, Derradda, with Coleman, Mary B. Billy, Pauline and Michael Duffy, outside the Corner House,  c 1955.


Killimor Drama Group staged the play “Love and Land” circa 1967.
Back L. to R.: Seán Fahy, Paddy Watson, Seán Daly, Padraig Fennessy, Pat Walsh, Christy Porter
Front L. to R.: Connie Whelan, Kathleen Scott and Maura Hara.


Martin Fahy, (Snr.), Treananearla, Killimor (to the right of photo) with friends at Killimor Fair.


Enjoying the Carnival in Killimor in the 1950s were:
L. to R. Willie Boland, Lisaniska, Padraig Hanrahan, Garryard, Thomas Fahy, Treananearla, Michael (Hallie) Kelly, Heathlawn, Mikie Hanney, Kylemore and Tony Monaghan, Heathlawn.


1950s view of the Old Cemetery and Hearnsbrook Bridge.

I'm an American descendant of Patrick Larkin who lived in Killimor. His son, James Vincent Larkin moved to America in 1880 when he was about 17. My brother took this photo of the family home

A Larkin descendant writes:     I’m an American descendant of Patrick Larkin who lived in Killimor. His son, James Vincent Larkin moved to America in 1880 when he was about 17. My brother took this photo of the family home “Curley’s” during a visit there with my father in 1979.  

Frankie Fitzpatrick’s livestock are being driven out to pasture.  To the left of the photo are the railings outside the Police Barracks.  Michael O’Meara’s house (now Hanney’s) with the yellow door, stands beside Larkin’s/P.C. Curley’s.


These two houses, which stood in the hollow opposite the old school are now demolished.


Picking the Spuds in Heade’s “Well Field” at Slateford in the early 1950s were:
L. to R.: Ned Duffy, Rose O’Hara, Jimmy Coyne, Tom O’Hara, Larry Heade, Pakie Clarke,
Babby Foley/O’Hara and Jimmy Rocke.  Dermot Abberton is seated on the machine.


Beesie Heade, Post Mistress outside Killimor Post Office in July 1975.


Relations and friends photographed outside Heade’s house, Lurgan in July 1975
L. to R.: Kathleen Heade, Killimor, Tom Donnellan, Lurgan, Madge Lyons, Kylecrow, Beesie Heade, Lurgan, Tom O’Hara, Killimor, Larry Heade, Slateford/Magheramore, Mick Lyons, Kylecrow and Jack Brien, Derrew.


Fr. Oliver Briscoe C.C. Killimor and late of Castletown, Gurtymadden pictured making a presentation to Angela Geoghegan on her retirement from Killimor National School 1996.


Pictured circa 1950, sitting on the steps beside Rusheeny River at Slateford/Magheramore, are Pakie Clarke (top left) with his cousin Joe Hayes from England.  On the lower steps are Joe’s daughters, Kitty and Rita Hayes with Tom O’Hara in the middle.


Mother and Foal on the Neale Road


“Supervising” the sowing of the potatoes in May 1949 were

L. to R.: Jimmy Coyne, Magheramore and Tim Kelly, Killimor.


Photo from 1946 showing Evelyn Cunniffe and Pauline Fox (grandniece of Soughley family) sitting on the weighing scales outside Soughley’s house (now site of Culture & Heritage Centre). Looking on is Noel Cunniffe (Cunniffe Electric, Galway).
In the background is the former home of the Boyle family which now houses Country Cuisine Restaurant. To the left is Miss Stewart’s house which was demolished many years ago.


Killimor Village Pump 1950/60s.
It was situated outside Soughley’s House which is now the Heritage Centre.
Photo shows Baby Hara (née Foley).


“Forever Friends”
Four Killimor Ladies enjoying a break in Salthill in the 1950s.
Left to right: Mrs. Ellen Fahy, (née Meara, Killeen) wife of Martin Fahy, Treananearla, Killimor.
Mrs. Bridget Sheil, (née Dwyer, Duniry) wife of John Sheil, Coolagh, Killimor.
Mrs. Katie O’Meara, (née Horan, Muckanagh, Eyrecourt), wife of P.V. O’Meara, Killimor.
Mrs. Norah Treacy, (née Hara, Neale) wife of Thomas Treacy, Main Street, Killimor.


The Regal Cinema, Killimor, which was situated on the Loughrea Road, showed films over a period of seventeen years, dating from the late 1950s, with matinees on special occasions.

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Official Opening in 1965 of Killimor Creamery in Haydens Hotel, Ballinasloe.

The building no longer operates as a creamery.


This photograph of Michael Hardiman, Christy Gohery and Tom Havil was taken in Killimor in 1953 outside P.V. O’Meara’s (now Treacy’s).


Local Hunt passing through the village of Killimor on St. Stephen’s Day 1989.


Four members of Killimor ICA enjoying a day out.

Left to Right: Mollie Kirwan, Hearnesbrook, Mary Fahy, Killimor, Anne Tyrrell, Main Street, Killimor and Margaret Conway, Ramore.


This is a photo of Houlihan’s house which was in the townland of Magheramore on the main Killimor/Kiltormer Road. Holy Family Nursing Home is now situated on this site and opposite are the Killimor GAA grounds.
According to the 1911 census Thomas Houlihan and his wife Maria lived in this house. Also present in the house, on the night of the census, were 4 of their 10 children: Mary, James, Eliza and Francis. The house, listed as 2nd class, had 3 rooms, 2 windows in front, stone/brick or concrete walls, a slate/iron or tiled roof and was built on Thomas’s own holding. The 2 out-offices consisted of a piggery and a fowl house.
The house was demolished circa 1999. Sadly the Houlihan/Holohan name no longer exist in the parish.


This photograph shows Patrick Bohan who was a butler in Ramore House between the years 1880 to 1920.

Patrick was a grandfather to Patsy, Frank and Marie Hanrahan, Ramore; great grandfather to Joseph and Padraig Hanrahan and to the Dolan family, formerly of Loughisle.


Katie Kelly, Derrew and her son, Christy, with his new bicycle which was bought for £1. 0s. 0d. in the 1940s.


Portiuncula Hospital Nurses’ Dinner Dance 1961
L. to R.: David McGann, Evelyn Cunniffe, Margaret Cunniffe, Ignatius Dolan, (Clontuskert),  Padraic Brody, and Maura Brody.

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