Kilmacow is blessed to have a beautiful
stream flowing through it. It is called the Blackwater, and it meanders gently
from Mulinavat through Dangan, the upper village, on to the lower village and on
into the Suir at Grannagh.
Beside the banks of the Blackwater is an
area of 20 acres, which is owned by the people of Kilmacow. The place is called
the Farm and hosts a sports complex, which includes a hurling pitch, a soccer
pitch, an athletics track, two tennis courts, an all-weather pitch and dressing
rooms. It is also a pleasant area to take a ramble up to where the weir is on
the river and over to the Pond where generations of Kilmacow people learned to
The highest point in Kilmacow is Moolum
Rock, a gentle hill to the north of the village.
Grannagh Castle is Kilmacow's most elegant
landmark. Sited on the banks of the Suir it was built by the Butlers in the 13th
century. Other important historical sites include Dunkitt Castle, some old mills
and estate houses. In Dangan there is a mass bush where local people would have
had mass during the penal days when British law attempted to suppress
Kilmacow was a thriving place in the last
century, and boasted no fewer than nine mills along the river. Only one of the
mills is currently active and it hosts a mini industrial estate in Greenville.
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