Place:Turloughmore, County Galway, Republic of Ireland

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NameTurloughmore
Alt namesAn Turlach Mórsource: Wikipedia
TypeTown or village
Located inCounty Galway, Republic of Ireland


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Turloughmore is a village in County Galway, Ireland. The name means "the large lake," a notable feature of the area, together with the Clare River (Abhainn an Chláir).

It is a small village consisting of two petrol stations, three pubs and the base of a large bus service. The expansion of Galway city is bringing it closer to the urban boundary, with a consequent increase in population and jobs. It is on the N63 national secondary road.

The village was once famous for the horse fair held there, and infamous for its faction-fighting (see John Callaghan (Galway). The village represents a long-established settlement with a medieval history, and is near the site of the Battle of Knockdoe (Irish Cath Chnoc Tua), a bloody conflict in 1504 between some of the most powerful magnates of the time.

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