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Claremorris derived its name from Maurice de Prendergast, a Norman who came to Ireland in 1169.

Claremorris is an area of rolling drumlins, eskers, woods and impressive lakes.

During WWII Ireland provided detailed weather reports to the Allies.

Weather reports from Claremorris and Blacksod Lighthouse played a significant factor in selecting the date of launch for the D-Day invasion of France on 6 June 1944.

Many will remember the weather expert in the film “The Longest Day”, imparting this information to Gen. Eisenhower and the Joint Chiefs of Staff. 

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