Clonmore, County Armagh

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For other places with the same name, see Clonmore (disambiguation).

Clonmore (from Irish Cluain Mór, meaning "large meadow")[1] is a hamlet and townland in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. It is close to the banks of the River Blackwater.

Clonmore shrine[edit]

The Clonmore shrine was found on the banks of the Blackwater river which runs along the big meadow. It is Ireland's earliest Christian metal artifact.[clarification needed] It is housed in the Ulster Museum in Belfast.[2]

Sport[edit]

The local Gaelic football club is Clonmore Robert Emmet's GFC, which competes in county competitions at Junior level. Underage boys' football is organised through an amalgamation with neighbours Collegeland and Annaghmore. The teams play as Naomh Eoin. Girls and Ladies football is offered through the sister club Naomh Labhaoise.

Former railway[edit]

In 1858 the Portadown, Dungannon and Omagh Junction Railway opened Vernersbridge railway station, 0.7 miles (1.1 kilometres) south of Clonmore.[3] The Great Northern Railway Board closed the station in 1954[3] and the Ulster Transport Authority closed the railway in 1965.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Placenames NI
  2. ^ "The Clonmore shrine". Retrieved 2007-10-22. 
  3. ^ a b FitzGerald, J.D. (1995). The Derry Road. Colourpoint Transport 2. Gortrush: Colourpoint Press. p. 2. ISBN 1-898392-09-9. 
  4. ^ Baker, Michael H.C. (1972). Irish Railways since 1916. London: Ian Allan. pp. 155, 209. ISBN 978-0-7110-0282-1. 

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Coordinates: 54°29′00″N 6°38′27″W / 54.48333°N 6.64083°W / 54.48333; -6.64083