an Turlach Mór
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

Turloughmore (/tɜːrlɒxˈmɔːr/ tur-lokh-MOR; Irish: an Turlach Mór, meaning "big lake") 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).

It is a small village consisting of two petrol stations, three pubs and the base of a bus service company. The expansion of Galway city is bringing it closer to the urban boundary, with a consequent increase in population and jobs.[citation needed] It is on the N63 national secondary road.

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.[1][2]

See also



  1. ^ Annála Ríochta Éireann (Annals of the Four Masters) M1504.13, M1504.14 – via UCC CELT, Corpus of Electronic Texts.
  2. ^ McCollough 2000, pp. 239-244.