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Placename : Ardmore

In Irish : Aird Mhór     Administrative Unit : Parish     Audio File (.wav) Pronunciation Audio File

Administrative Details:

Ardmore was an ancient monastic and Episcopal parish – it is maritime in character – of great extent and curiously broken up into isolated fragments. Historically it is one of the most important parishes in the country. The ecclesiastical remains at Ardmore consist of a Cathedral, a Round Tower and a primitive oratory, and, at a distance of a quarter of a mile from the main group, stands a second early church with holy wells, &c. There is likewise the site of a castle, frequently referred to in connection with the 17th century wars. The village of Ardmore is spread over the adjoining portions of four town lands - Duff-Carrick, Dysert, Farrengarret and Monea. That wonderful industrialist, the Great Earl of Cork, developed an extensive pilchard fishery at Ardmore. In 1616 he erected a fish press and built salting and fish houses, all of which have long since disappeared.


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Parish Location Map:

Ahaun, Ardocheasty, Ardoginna, Ballinroad, Ballintlea North, Ballintlea South, Ballycurrane, Ballyguiry, Ballykilmurry, Ballynagleragh, Ballynaharda, Ballynamertinagh, Ballynamona, Ballynamona Lower, Ballynamona Upper, Ballytrisnane, Barranaleaha, Barranastook, Boherboy, Carrigeen, Carronadavderg, Carronahyla, Carronbeg, Clashbrack, Cloghraun, Coolroe, Crobally Lower, Crobally Upper, Crossford, Crushea, Curragh, Drumslig, Duffcarrick, Dysert, Faha, Farranalounty, Farrangarret, Garrananaspick, Garrynagree, Gates, Glenaleeriska, Glenlicky, Gorteen, Gowlaun Mountain, Grallagh, Hacketstown, Kilcolman, Kilknockan, Knockanroe, Knockatoor, Knocknafreeny, Knocknagappul, Knocknaglogh Lower, Knocknaglogh Upper, Knocknahoola, Knocknamona, Lackamore, Lackenagreany, Lagnagoushee, Liskeelty, Lissarow, Loskeran, Lyre, Moanbrack, Moanfoun, Monacullee, Monageela, Monagilleeny, Monagoush, Monalummery, Monameean, Monamraher, Monaneea, Monea, Mountstuart, Moyng, Moyng Little, Mweelahorna, Mweeling, Newtown, Prap, Pulla, Rathlead, Rathnameneenagh, Reamanagh East, Reamanagh West, Reanaboola, Reanaclogheen, Reanagullee, Reanaskeha, Reanaviddoge, Rodeen, Rusheens, Scordaun, Scrahans, Toor North, Toor South,

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