an Turlach Mór
Location in Ireland
|Elevation||26 m (85 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+0 (WET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-1 (IST (WEST))|
|Irish Grid Reference|
Turloughmore (// 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. 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.