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Rathgormack

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Country  Ireland
Time zone  WET (UTC+0)
Province  Munster
County  County Waterford
Local time  Saturday 3:01 AM
Rathgormack
Weather  3°C, Wind N at 6 km/h, 85% Humidity

Rathgormack or Rathgormac (Irish: Ráth Ó gCormaic, meaning "Cormac's ringfort") is a village and parish in northern County Waterford, Ireland. The village has a pub, a shop, a national school and a Roman Catholic Church. The closest centres of population to Rathgormack are the County Tipperary towns of Carrick-on-Suir and Clonmel. It is the twin parish of Clonea-Power.

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Map of Rathgormack, Co. Waterford, Ireland

The population of the area is around 1200. Farming and agriculture-related industries are the main sources of employment. Tourism is also important, with a hiking centre located in the village. It caters mainly for hikers to the nearby Comeragh Mountains. The town is overlooked by Cruachan Paorach.

History

In 1921, during the Irish War of Independence, a District Inspector of the Royal Irish Constabulary, Gilbert Potter was executed by Dinny Lacey of the Third Tipperary Brigade of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) on the banks of the River Clodagh, about 1 km south of the village.

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Rathgormack Wikipedia


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