High Hopes For New Tourism Product In Kilbaha

Storm Callum did cause some minor coastal flooding, including in Kilbaha. Photo: Ailish Connolly

It’s hoped a new tourism product for Kilbaha will attract a new kind of visitor to the Loop Head Peninsula.

A grant of €100,000 under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme will see a new centre developed there, which will include an audio-visual immersive experience.

It will tell the story of the history of the Little Ark in the Church at Moneen, through the eyes of Fr Michael Meehan, who delivered Mass from the wooden portable ark in the 1850s, when Catholic sermons were outlawed.


Kilrush Fine Gael Councillor Gabriel Keating first mooted the idea six years ago and says a renewed interest in religion should ensure a successful future for the project.