|County Offaly, Ireland located on the N52 at its junction with the R437 regional road, between the towns of Tullamore and Birr.
Kilcormac used to be called Frankford. The name Kilcormac comes from the Irish Cill Chormaic. This name is based on the local patron saint - St Cormac. It is a small town whose local population were predominantly employed by Bord na Móna to work the local peat bogs. Kilcormac is in the foothills of the Slieve Bloom Mountains. The Silver River flows through the village.
On the Tullamore to Birr Road
Walk or cycle
Kilcormac does have a range of activities you can enjoy, such as the KDA center has many activites for locals and visitors. You can picnic on benches by the river, or if the weather allows you can use one of the many meadows instead. The pubs are friendly, especially feighreys and gracelands (sorry if i spelt your names wrong) and the people friendly too.
If you want a challenge find St Cormacs well, its a quaint little wishing well on the outskirts of town, but like many of the hidden treasures Kilcormac has not made it easy to find, there are also a few stones near the silver river, which were once part of a monestary, whilst today not much to view as only a few remain - it is still an important historical site.
Therefore you should visit Kilcormac as part of a tourist trip to ireland and find out from the locals exactly what else this lovely little village has hidden, But remember to keep it a secret, as the town itself does.
Ballyboy village is home to the thatched pub Dan and Molly's and features traditional music and dancing at the weekends. The old mill building has an interesting medieval carved head set into the wall. An 1816 First Fruits ruined church is prominent in the street scape.