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Dunmore, County Galway

 

Dunmore, County Galway

Dunmore
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Town

Castle Street
Dunmore
Dunmore
Location in Ireland

Coordinates: 53°37′00″N 8°44′00″W / 53.6167°N 8.7333°W / 53.6167; -8.7333Coordinates: 53°37′00″N 8°44′00″W / 53.6167°N 8.7333°W / 53.6167; -8.7333

Country Ireland
Province Connacht
County County Galway
Elevation 75 m (246 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Urban 594
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference M515632

Dunmore (Irish: Dún Mór) is a village in County Galway, Ireland. It is located on the N83 national secondary road at its junction with the R328 and R360 regional roads.

The town was once part of a district called Conmaicne, also known as Conmaicne Dúna Móir. It was also known as Conmaicne Cenél Dubáin, after its ruling kindred.

The area came under the rule of the Uí Conchobair in the 12th century, and was for a while the capital of the king of Connacht, Tairrdelbach Ua Conchobair, who died there in 1156.

Until the early 1980s, the N83 through Dunmore was on the main road from Sligo to Galway City. Improvements to the N17 route through Knock and Claremorris reduced the amount of traffic on the N83.

Sport

  • Dunmore McHales is the local Gaelic Athletic Association club.
  • Dunmore Town AFC was founded in 1978 and has teams at all levels. Some of the underage teams play in the Roscommon League.
  • Dunmore RFC was founded in 1977.
  • Dunmore Demesne Golf Club was founded in 1998[1]

Notable people

Annalistic references

  • AI1095.10 Ua hEgra, king of Luigne, was slain by the Cenél Dubáin; and Luigne and western Connachta were vacated and [their inhabitants] came into Mumu.

International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Dunmore is twinned with the village of Querrien in France.

Dunmore Town AFC

Dunmore Town AFC is Dunmore's local soccer team.

See also

References

External links

  • http://www.patcomer.ie/ Some photographs of Dunmore included in the website
  • http://www.dunmorecs.ie/
  • On the History and Antiquities of the Parish of Dunmore by Rev. J. Neary
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