Turloughmore (/tɜːrlɒxˈmɔːr/ tur-lokh-MOR; Irish: an Turlach Mór, meaning 'big lake'[2]) is a village in County Galway, Ireland. The name means "the large lake," a notable feature of the area, together with the Clare River (Abhainn an Chláir). Turloughmore lies on the N63 national secondary road.

An Turlach Mór
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Turloughmore is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°22′29″N 8°51′53″W / 53.3747°N 8.8647°W / 53.3747; -8.8647Coordinates: 53°22′29″N 8°51′53″W / 53.3747°N 8.8647°W / 53.3747; -8.8647
CountyCounty Galway
26 m (85 ft)
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))
Irish Grid ReferenceM424370

It is a small village consisting of two petrol stations, three pubs and the base of a bus service company. Turloughmore was designated as a census town by the Central Statistics Office for the first time in the 2016 census,[3] at which time it had a population of 240 people.[1]

The village was once known for the horse fair held there, and for the faction-fighting that occurred at the fair (see John Callaghan (Galway)). The village represents a long-established settlement with a medieval history, and is near the site of the Battle of Knockdoe (Irish Cath Chnoc Tua), a bloody conflict in 1504 between some of the most powerful magnates of the time.[4][5]

See alsoEdit


  • Blackmore, Liz; John Cronin; Donal Ferrie; Brid Higgins, eds. (2001). In Their Own Words: The Parish of Lackagh-Turloughmore and its People. Galway. ISBN 0-9539834-0-4.
  • McCollough, David W., ed. (2000). Wars of the Irish Kings: A Thousand Years of Struggle, from the Age of Myth through the Reign of Queen Elizabeth 1. Crown Publishing Group. ISBN 978-1-4028-9562-3.


  1. ^ a b "Turloughmore (Census Town) Ireland". citypopulation.de. Retrieved 22 August 2021.
  2. ^ "An Turlach Mór/Turloughmore". Placenames Database of Ireland (logainm.ie). Retrieved 10 October 2021.
  3. ^ "Census of Population 2016 - Profile 2 Population Distribution and Movement". cso.ie. Central Statistics Office. Retrieved 26 June 2021. 26 new census towns were created for the 2016 Census [..including..] Turloughmore
  4. ^ Annála Ríochta Éireann (Annals of the Four Masters) M1504.13, M1504.14 – via UCC CELT, Corpus of Electronic Texts.
  5. ^ McCollough 2000, pp. 239–244.