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
ProvinceMunster
CountyCounty Limerick
Population
 (2016)
 • Total329
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))

Fedamore (Irish: Feadaimir, meaning "Wood of Damar") is a small village in County Limerick, Ireland.[1] The 2016 census statistics for Fedamore counted 159 males and 170 females.[2] It is also a civil parish in the ancient barony of Smallcounty.[3]

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.

Amenities[edit]

Fedamore has a church, two national schools (Fedamore and Carnane), one pub, 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. Fedamore inter-county hurler Paddy Clohessy won All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championships in 1934, 1936 and 1940. The club 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 played in the parish and the local team, Castle Rovers, play in Williamstown and 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, Fedamore Coursing Club, the Fedamore Powerlifting Club and the Fedamore Foot Beagles. Darts tournaments are also held in The Ranch bar.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Placenames Database of Ireland". Dublin City University. Retrieved 27 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Census 2016". Central Statistics Office Ireland. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  3. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland - civil parish of Fedamore.

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