Coordinates: 52°00′34″N 7°49′10″W / 52.009361°N 7.819326°W / 52.009361; -7.819326
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Clais Mhór
Clashmore is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°00′34″N 7°49′10″W / 52.009361°N 7.819326°W / 52.009361; -7.819326
CountyCounty Waterford
 • Total252
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))

Clashmore (Irish: Clais Mhór) is a village, townland and civil parish in west County Waterford, Ireland.[2] The village and surrounding district are very low-lying, as the name Clais Mhór (meaning "the great hollow or trench") implies; elsewhere the land is rather hilly.[3] It is also a parish in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Waterford and Lismore.


It is the site of a distillery built by Lord Hastings the thirteenth Earl of Huntingdon which operated from c. 1835 to 1840, producing 20,000 gallons of whiskey annually. The mill was then used until c. 1897 as a flour mill. The distillery chimney is unique in Ireland as the only one which spans the river which propelled the mill.

Clashmore is now home to several small pubs and a local shop.

Clashmore House[edit]

Clashmore House was a mansion built but never completed on the site that is currently occupied by St Mochua's well.[4]


The local Gaelic Athletic Association club is Clashmore-Kinsalebeg GAA.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Sapmap Area: Settlements Clashmore". Census 2016. Central Statistics Office. 2016. Archived from the original on 14 February 2018. Retrieved 24 September 2021.
  2. ^ "Placenames Database of Ireland". Dublin City University. Retrieved 17 December 2014.
  3. ^ "I.T.A. Topographical and General Survey: Clashmore" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 4 March 2016 – via Discover Clashmore.
  4. ^ " Mapviewer". Archived from the original on 29 August 2012. Retrieved 13 April 2015.