History in small places


OSI Map (1837-1842), Dunmore Co. Galway

In this Ordnance Survey shot of Dunmore, Co. Galway it is amazing what heritage can be seen in less than 1 square mile.


In this small piece of land, the river divides the townlands of Knockatee East and Cloneen. At ancient ringfort, still evident today at Knockmannanan sits at the top of the hill, west of Dunmore Castle which stands five storeys high. The old mill race is now covered over and the mill built in c.1760 is derelict. The physical remains of this building provide an example of how these large mills were an important element in the economic well-being of the town.


From the ancient to the industrial, this small map shows us our heritage built up over time, layer upon layer.

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