Dunmore is in North County Galway on the N83, 13km north of Tuam and near the borders of Roscommon and Mayo. The population of the parish of Dunmore is 2,900, the town itself has a population of 385. Linked by heritage with the castle is the Augustinian Abbey in the town itself and about 700 yards away by road. The Abbey was founded by the De Bermingham's in 1425, although local tradition has it that there was an older abbey near the present site and written evidence suggests that an abbey existed as early as 1398. The Abbey can be linked by the river by providing a walk to the castle.


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