Clonmore

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Clonmore
County Armagh
Bond's Bridge, Derrygally Road - geograph.org.uk - 814616.jpg
Bond's Bridge, Clonmore
Location
Grid reference: H881603
Location: 54°28’60"N, 6°38’27"W
Data
Local Government

Clonmore is a hamlet and townland in County Armagh, close to the banks of the River Blackwater.

The name of the place is from the Irish Cluain Mór, meaning 'Large meadow'.[1]

History

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The Clonmore shrine was found on the banks of the Blackwater River, which runs along the great meadow giving the townland its name. This shrine is said to be Ireland's earliest Christian metal artefact. It is housed today in the Ulster Museum in Belfast.[2]

Former railway

In 1858 the Portadown, Dungannon and Omagh Junction Railway opened Vernersbridge railway station, hald a mile 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]

Sport

  • Gaelic football: Clonmore Robert Emmet's GFC
  • Ladies' Gaelic football: Naomh Labhaoise

Outside links

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References

  1. Clonmore - Placenames NI
  2. "The Clonmore shrine". http://www.ulstermuseum.org.uk/look-and-learn/highlights/show/28/11/. Retrieved 2007-10-22. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 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.