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Aghamore - in Irish, Achadh Mór, which means Big Plane - is rich archaeologically and culturally while its people are conservative yet progressive. There are several large farms in the parish of Aghamore and generally the land is fertile. Many new houses are being constructed near Aghamore village and some employment is available at a number of locally owned industrial and horticultural enterprises.

The village of Aghamore is one and a half miles from the N17 route, the main Galway to Sligo road; Knock is five and a half miles away (going towards Galway on the N17) while Kilkelly is three miles (going towards Sligo on the N17); Horan International ("Knock") Airport is four mile beyond Kilkelly and just off the N17; Ballyhauins is seven miles east of Aghamore. Every Friday a bus service operates between Aghamore and the surrounding towns and villages; two taxi drivers reside in the locality.

A thriving village, Aghamore has a general grocery/hardware shop with post office and two public houses; commercial activity also occurs at a fitted-kitchen manufacturing unit; there is a new primary school, a new creche, St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church and the G.A.A. sports hall; a fine football pitch is located at the rear of the old dance hall; a wonderful old building in the heart of the village is used for meetings of the Kenny/Naughton Society and other social gatherings.

"The parish of Aghamore is situated at the north eastern corner of the Archdiocese of Tuam. This corner is formed by the junction of the diocesis of Tuam, Achonry and Elphin. The parish church stands in the village of Aghamore, about six miles north of Ballyhaunis. The terrain is hilly the church is about 500 feet above sea level and from many of the hills very extensive views may be obtained. Eastward, the great central plain stretches away to the Shannon, and the hills of Roscommon and Longford may be seen clearly. Westward, the plain continues to the shores of Clew Bay, and it may well be that St. Patrick got his first view of "The Reek" from one of the hills in the centre of the parish. Northward, the view stretches away to the Ox Mountains and away beyond to Knocknaree and its Miscaun Maeve, while the outline of the romantic Ben Bulben may be seen on a clear day. To the south are the hills of Bekan, and Cnoc Meadhbh curves against the sky, and in the dim distance one gets glimpses of the Connemara Mountains. The Partry Mountains limit the view in on the south west, as also do the Nephin Mountains on the north west."

[From an original manuscript by J.P Jordan N.T. (R.I.P.)]




 
 

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