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Claremorris is a town in County Mayo in the west of Ireland, at the junction of the N17 and the N60 national routes. The population of Claremorris in the 2011 Census was 3,979.The town sits at the bottom of a valley, all roads leading to the town follow hills, in particular the old Knock road (known as the Knock hill) and Courthouse road. Although low-lying, the town does not experience flooding. There is no major river through the town.Claremorris is the fastest growing town in County Mayo. There was a 31% increase in the town's population between 2006 and 2011 and a 23% increase between 2002 and 2006.HistoryThe town derived its name from Maurice de Prendergast, a Norman who came to Ireland in 1169.The town was established during the 18th century. In 1822 the Roman Catholic Chapel was built, which was later demolished to make way for the town hall. The present Roman Catholic Church St Colman's Church, was built in 1911. St. John's Anglican Church, now the town library, was built in 1828.The main landlord family in Claremorris was the Browne family, one of whom, the Hon. Denis Browne (1760-1828), was High Sheriff of Mayo during the Irish Rebellion of 1798 and acquired the nickname of "Donnchadha an Ropa" (Denis the Rope) as a result of his treatment of captured rebels, who had also burnt down his house. He was afterwards MP for Mayo in the UK Parliament.
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Popular things to do in Claremorris

McMahon/Clare Lake Park
Water Body
McMahon/Clare Lake Park
Duration: 1h 30 min
Moore Hall ©
Historic Site
Moore Hall
Duration: 2 hours
Pots of Fun ©
Pots of Fun
Duration: 2 hours
Jeremiah Higgins ©
History Museum
Jeremiah Higgins
Duration: 30 minutes

Side trips from Claremorris

Ashford Castle ©
Ashford Castle Cong
Duration: 2 hours
Royal Abbey of Cong ©
Royal Abbey of Cong Cong
Duration: 2 hours
Ireland's School of Falconry ©
Nature / Wildlife Tour
Ireland's School of Falconry Cong
Duration: 1 hour
Statue of John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara ©
Statue of John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara Cong
Duration: 2 hours

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