Fedamore

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Fedamore
Feadaimir
Village
Fedamore is located in Ireland
Fedamore
Fedamore
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°32′44″N 08°36′18″W / 52.54556°N 8.60500°W / 52.54556; -8.60500Coordinates: 52°32′44″N 08°36′18″W / 52.54556°N 8.60500°W / 52.54556; -8.60500
Country  Ireland
Province Munster
County County Limerick
Population (2011)
 • Total 298
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)

Fedamore (Irish: Feadaimir, meaning "Wood of Damar") is a small village in County Limerick, Ireland.[1] The 2011 census statistics for Fedamore counts 135 males and 163 females.[2]

Location[edit]

Fedamore is located in east County Limerick roughly 10 miles/16 kilometres from Limerick City. Nearby villages include Crecora, Manister, Croom, Ballyneety and Meanus. The village is just off the R511 regional road and is situated on a small hill roughly 90 metres in height. Fedamore is in the Limerick County Dáil Éireann constituency and in the Adare/Rathkeale local election constituency.

History[edit]

The name Fedamore comes from Fiadh Damair or Feadaimir, the wood of Damar, a local Gaelic chieftain. Fairs were held in Fedamore on 5 May and on 9 October. Castles were located at Englishtown, Rockstown and Williamstown and the latter two have ruins still intact. There are remains of an abbey in Friarstown in a field which marks the border between Fedamore and Donoughmore parishes. At Fanningstown and Rockstown, there are old disused graveyards. St. Patrick's well is located at Kilpeacon which is in Fedamore parish although in reality is located far closer to Crecora village. An old well called St. John's well seems to have been lost, as has the mass rock at Rockstown. The present day church was built in 1830.

Services[edit]

Fedamore currently has a church, a shop and post office, two national schools: Fedamore and Carnane, two pubs: Doran's and The Ranch, a community hall, a Gaelic Athletic Association field and four housing estates: Cluain Ard, Castlequarter Heights, Ballyea Close and Clohessy Park. Local organisations include a hall committee, Muintir na Tíre, and ICA guild, a pastoral council and a community alert scheme.

Sports[edit]

The main sport in Fedamore is hurling. The club's pitch is situated in Boolavoord and they won two County Senior Hurling Championships in 1912 and 1927. Famous hurlers such as Paddy Clohessy who won All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championships in 1934, 1936 and 1940. The club's fortunes have dwindled in recent years and they now compete at Junior A level, while at underage they are forced to join up with neighbouring clubs to field teams. Gaelic football is played at Junior B level and Fedamore reached the county final in 2013 but were beaten by Feenagh/Kilmeedy.

Soccer is also popular in the parish and the local team, Castle Rovers, play in Williamstown and currently compete in Division 2A in the Limerick & District Junior Soccer League. Fedamore Villa is the over-40s soccer side.

Other sports groups in the parish include the Fedamore & District Gun Club, the Fedamore Powerlifting Club and the Fedamore Foot Beagles. Darts tournaments are also held in The Ranch bar.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Placenames Database of Ireland". Dublin City University. Retrieved 27 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Census 2011". Central Statistics Office Ireland. Retrieved 27 November 2014.