Dunmore is a village in County Galway, Ireland. It is located on the N83 national secondary road at its junction with the R328 and R360 regional roads.
The town was once part of a district called Conmaicne, also known as Conmaicne DÃºna MÃ³ir. It was also known as Conmaicne CenÃ©l DubÃ¡in, after its ruling kindred.
The area came under the rule of the UÃ Conchobair in the 12th century, and was for a while the capital of the king of Connacht, Tairrdelbach Ua Conchobair, who died there in 1156.
Until the early 1980s, the N83 through Dunmore was on the main road from Sligo to Galway City. Improvements to the N17 route through Knock and Claremorris reduced the amount of traffic on the N83.
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