Heart of the West
County Mayo in the West of Ireland
Claremorris Inward Investment Promo
Produced by Frame Productions, Claremorris.
To find out more information about the town of Claremorris follow the links above. For more views of the town environs check out the Photo Gallery and take a look at the webcam for an up to the minute view of James Street.
"I Fell Madly in Love with Clare Morris"
Clare Lake / MacMahon Park, Claremorris
Enjoy a leisurely nature walk or a spot of fishing round McMahon Park / Clare Lake.
Google Earth view of Claremorris, January 2008.
Nestled in central Connaught at the junction of the N17 and the N60 national routes, the town of Claremorris is situated midway between Galway and Sligo in the heart of beautiful Mayo. The town derived its name from Maurice de Prendergast, a Norman who came to Ireland in 1169.
Claremorris is a vibrant and thriving town steeped in history and benefits greatly from its agricultural hinterland and very central location in the province of Connaught. Claremorris is an area of rolling drumlins, eskers, woods and impressive lakes. Westwards from Claremorris, looking over a totally unspoilt environment, Croagh Patrick can be seen in the distance.
Saint Patrick's Day Videos
- St Patrick's Day 2009
- St Patrick's Day 2010
- St Patrick's Day 2011-Part 1
- St Patrick's Day 2011-Part 2
- St Patrick's Day 2012-Part 1
- St Patrick's Day 2011-Part 2
- St Patrick's Day 2013
Situated as it is at the junction of the N17 and the N60, the town of Claremorris has a strong infrastructure with a good road network, and in recent times it has become a popular commuter town for both Galway and Castlebar. It is well serviced by buses and trains, lying on the main rail line from Dublin to Westport, and Ireland West Airport Knock is just a 20-minute drive.
Claremorris Community Radio Video
Claremorris Community Radio, promotional video for the Craol Training Féile, hosted by Claremorris on the 25th and 26th April 2009. Many thanks to John Farragher for his production skills.
Educational facilities in Claremorris are excellent. There is a varied choice of pre-school facilities and there are 2 primary schools within the environs of the town - Muire Gan Smal Convent National School and the Boys National School - as well as a selection of primary schools in the hinterland.
For secondary education there are two schools, St. Colman's College for boys and Mount St. Michael's for girls, both with approx 400 pupils each. Third level facilities are easily accessible with the Galway-Mayo Institutes of Technology only 20 minutes away in Castlebar and only 35 miles away in Galway.
The town's largest employer is Delta Dental, a US company located in Claremorris since 1999, which processes dental insurance claims. Other employers include CBE Ltd., Connacht Mushrooms, Conradty (a German manufacturer of car component) and Cosmetic Creations. The service industries are well represented in the town, with three motor dealers, three hotels and a number of cafes and restaurants to choose from.
A strong community spirit prevails in Claremorris making it a very vibrant, very progressive community with an ample mixture of natural amenities and leisure facilities and Claremorris is a perfect base for a carefree family holiday with numerous attractions.
Attractions include the new Swimming Pool and Leisure Centre, McMahon Park, with walks and picnic areas, Clare Lake, fishing in Lough Carra and Lough Mask and the famous Marian Shrine in nearby Knock.
Claremorris hosts annual Drama and Summer Festivals and the widely recognised Claremorris Open Art Exhibition (COE).
Céad Míle Fáilte
Wherever you go in Claremorris you will find a Céad Míle Fáilte on the lips of everyone you meet. Their hospitality and friendliness will draw you back time after time.
Population from Census
- 2,595 (2006)
- 2,101 (2002)
- 1,914 (1996)
- Rural hinterland 10,000