Bohermore

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Bohermore is located in the area of Galway, Ireland. The name is derived from the Irish literally meaning "the big road".

There is a large cemetery located in Bohermore known as the "New Cemetery", which contains two mortuary chapels, one Catholic and the other Protestant. People buried there include Lord Haw Haw (William Joyce) who was a main German English-speaking Axis broadcaster during World War II. Lady Gregory, a founding member of the Irish Literary Theatre Movement, lived and died in the environs, and was buried there in 1932.[Eachtra Archaeological Projects 1]

It is home to the local football team Galway Hibernians.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Historic Graves. "Bohermore's Victorian Cemetery - Resting Place of the Famous". Retrieved 21 November 2011. 

Coordinates: 53°16′37″N 9°01′49″W / 53.27692°N 9.03025°W / 53.27692; -9.03025