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Location in Ireland
|Elevation||75 m (246 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+0 (WET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-1 (IST (WEST))|
|Irish Grid Reference||M515632|
The town was once part of a district called Conmaicne, also known as Conmaicne Dúna Móir. It was also known as Conmaicne Cenél Dubáin, after its ruling kindred.
The area came under the rule of the Uí Conchobair in the 12th century, and was for a while the capital of the king of Connacht, Tairrdelbach Ua Conchobair, who died there in 1156.
- Michael J. Kennedy (1900–1978), Irish melodeon player
- Michael Donnellan (1900–1964), Clann na Talmhan politician
- Gideon Ouseley (1762–1839), evangelical preacher
- Henry Mossop (1729–1773), actor
- Tairrdelbach Ua Conchobair (1088–1156), King of Ireland
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- AI1095.10 Ua hEgra, king of Luigne, was slain by the Cenél Dubáin; and Luigne and western Connachta were vacated and [their inhabitants] came into Mumu.
Dunmore Castle The imposing ruins of Dunmore castle tower above the rolling fields of north Galway. Situated on a small hillock, the first castle at this site was built by the Anglo-Norman de-Birmingham family in the early 13th century. Designed as a bulwark against the native Irish, the castle was soon called into service. In 1249 Dunmore was attacked and burned by the O’Connor's, while in 1284 it was besieged by the forces of Fichra O’ Flynn. In 1315 it was once more the scene of conflict when an army, led by Rory Connor, attacked and damaged the fortress.
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