Irish: Ráth Ó gCormaic
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The population of the area is around 1200. Farming and agriculture-related industries are the main sources of employment. Tourism is also important, with a hiking centre located in the village. It caters mainly for hikers to the nearby Comeragh Mountains. The town is overlooked by Cruachan Paorach. It is often confused with Rathcormac, a town in north County Cork.
In 1921, during the Irish War of Independence, a District Inspector of the Royal Irish Constabulary, Gilbert Potter was executed by Dinny Lacey of the Third Tipperary Brigade of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) on the banks of the River Clodagh, about 1 km south of the village.
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- "Rathgormack National School". Retrieved 19 January 2015.