Carnmore

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Carnmore
Carnmore is located in Northern Ireland
Carnmore

Carnmore shown within Northern Ireland
Coordinates: 54°15′56″N 7°16′32″W / 54.265455°N 7.275553°W / 54.265455; -7.275553
Irish grid reference H467360
 - Belfast  78 miles
District Fermanagh District Council
County County Fermanagh
Constituent country Northern Ireland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ENNISKILLEN
Postcode district BT92
Dialling code 028 677 51
Police Northern Ireland
Fire Northern Ireland
Ambulance Northern Ireland
European Parliament Northern Ireland
UK Parliament Fermanagh and South Tyrone
NI Assembly Fermanagh and South Tyrone
List of places: UK • Northern Ireland •

Carnmore is a townland in South-East County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. It is also known locally as Carn Rock, and is part of the Sliabh Beagh mountain range.


Etymology

The name Carnmore is derived from Gaelic, which can be broken down into Cairn (burial mound) and Mór (big) and roughly translates as "big burial mound"

Mythology

Carnmore in Irish mythology is believed to be the burial place of Bith, son of Noah. According to this legend, Bith was denied a place on the ark, as he believed in a false god / idol.

Cessair, who was a great leader of the first inhabitants of Ireland, was said to be a daughter of Bith.

1841-61 Population

Year Persons
1841 121
1851 61
1861 57