Renmore (Irish: An Rinn Mhór, meaning 'big point (or headland)')[1] is a suburb of Galway City, Ireland, situated approximately 2 km to the east of the city. Renmore runs east along the coast and south of Dublin Road, from the shore of Lough Atalia on its west side to Lurgan Park on its east. The area houses approximately 5,000 people and includes Ballyloughane beach, which also has camping facilities.

Renmore Barracks in the early 20th century
Bon Secours Hospital, Galway in the early 21st century


Lough Atalia lies between Renmore and the city, which can be crossed using the public path beside the railway line (widely known as 'the line'). St Oliver Plunkett Church is located beside the local national (primary) school. The primary school in Renmore is known as Scoil Chaitriona, and there is also an all-Irish gaelscoil named Gaelscoil Dara. Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology is one of the larger employers in the area.[citation needed]

Renmore is also home to Dún Uí Mhaoilíosa (meaning "Mellow's Fort" and named for Liam Mellows), a base of the Irish Army's Southern Brigade. The barracks, also officially and commonly known as "Renmore Barracks" in English, was the base to the Connaught Rangers under British rule. The barracks are now the base of the 1st Infantry Battalion and located at the end of Renmore Road.[2] The Department of Defence also has offices in the area.[3]

A private hospital, the Bon Secours Hospital, Galway which is operated by the Bon Secours Health System, is located in Renmore.[4]


The Renmore Panto is an annual pantomime which began in 1979 and the first performance was on the stage in the Jes Hall.[5] The panto has been hosted by a variety of venues including Leisureland and the Town Hall Theatre.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ "An Rinn Mhór /Renmore". Placenames Database of Ireland. Retrieved 7 January 2021.
  2. ^ Dáil Éireann - Volume 315 - 14 June 1979; Estimates, 1979. - Vote 46: Defence (Resumed) - Dáil debates
  3. ^ Department of Defence, Áras an tSáile, Renmore, Galway - Department of Defence "About us"
  4. ^ "Private Hospitals Galway | Private Clinic Galway | Bon Secours Hospital". Bon Secours Health System. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Mary's backstage work vital to success of Renmore Panto". City Tribune. 8 January 2010. Retrieved 9 March 2017.

Coordinates: 53°16′37″N 9°01′23″W / 53.277°N 9.023°W / 53.277; -9.023