Kilbrin can be found in north eastern Duhallow. The parish of Kilbrin, once an independent parish, but now joined to Ballyclough, derives its name from an early church site or monastery namely Cill Bhrain, i.e. the church of St. Bran.
This church site and Kilbrin Cemetery which still occupy a part of the ancient monastic territory are both situated in the townland of Knockballymartin. The road from Greenhall to Kilbrin seperates the graveyard from a field called the Glebe, but always referred to locally in Irish as the Gleib. This gives ample proof that the church lands extended beyond the perimeter of the present graveyard. Kilbrin “where the men are buried” is a place of definite historical significance, and is of interest to lovers of local history and to anyone wishing to put together the “Mosaic of the past”.
Kilbrin Community Sports & Social Club is a vibrant place to be. The following clubs and societies that hold events in the social centre are:
-Kilbrin Social Club which has a member’s bar and is a great venue for local events and parties.
– Kilbrin Squash Club, open to adults and juveniles.
– Kilbrin Badminton Club open to adults.
– Active Retirement Group which meet weekly.
– Kilbrin Golf Society
– Scribblers Toddler Group which meet every week during term time.
– Kilbrin GAA Club
– Croke Rovers Juvenile GAA Club
– Kilbrin is the birthplace of Dr. Croke and the house where he was born can still be seen today.
– Ballyheen piers