Dunmore, County Galway
|Elevation||75 m (246 ft)|
|Time zone||WET (UTC+0)|
|• Summer (DST)||IST (WEST) (UTC-1)|
|Irish Grid Reference||M515632|
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.
- Dunmore McHales is the local Gaelic Athletic Association club.
- Dunmore AFC was founded in 1979 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
- Michael J. Kennedy (1900–1978), Irish melodeon player
- Michael Donnellan (1900–1964), Clann na Talmhan politician
- Gideon Ouseley (1762–1839), evangelical preacher
- Henry Mossop (1729–1773), actor
- Tairrdelbach Ua Conchobair (1088–1156), King of Ireland
- 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.
Dunmore Castle The imposing ruins of Dunmore castle tower above the rolling fields of north Galway. Situated on a small hillock, the first castle at this site was built by the Anglo-Norman de-Birmingham family in the early 13th century. Designed as a bulwark against the native Irish, the castle was soon called into service. In 1249 Dunmore was attacked and burned by the O’Connor’s, while in 1284 it was besieged by the forces of Fichra O’ Flynn. In 1315 it was once more the scene of conflict when an army, led by Rory Connor, attacked and damaged the fortress.
Twin towns — Sister cities
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- List of abbeys and priories in Ireland (County Galway)
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- Dunmore McHales
- Dunmore AFC
- http://www.patcomer.ie/ Some photographs of Dunmore included in the website
- On the History and Antiquities of the Parish of Dunmore by Rev. J. Neary