Kinvara (, meaning "head of the sea"), also spelled Kinvarra, is a sea port village located in the south of County Galway, Ireland. It is located in the civil parish of Kinvarradoorus in the north of the barony of Kiltartan. Kinvarra is also a District Electoral Division (DED). In the Catholic Church, the Ecclesiastical parish of Kinvara is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora and comprises the civil parishes of, Kinvarradoorus and Killinny (Killina).
Kinvara's area population according to the 2006 Census was 1,160. The Great Famine in the 1840s and a series of emigrations that continued until the 1960s reduced the population of the village – once a thriving port and a significant exporter of corn and seaweed – to no more than a few hundred people. From around the 1980s the population of the parish of Kinvara started to increase while the village started to grow in size.
Kinvara is the name of a townland in the Catholic parish of Cill Bhriocáin, civil parish of Kilcummin and barony of Moycullen in the west of County Galway. It is located on the R336 road north of the village of Casla and south of An Scríob. Its Irish Grid Reference is L967332.
Category:Townlands of County Galway