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Oranmore is a village in County Galway on the outskirts of the city of Galway in the west of Ireland. With its major housing developments, Oranmore is rapidly becoming a part of Galway's commuter or suburban belt.Oranmore is 9km east of Galway City on the edge of Oranmore Bay, an inlet of Galway Bay.EtymologyOranmore is the anglicisation of Uarán Mór. The first written record of Oranmore is in the Annals of the Four Masters. It was originally called Fuarán Mór ("Great Spring" in Irish). The name refers to a spring to the northwest of the main village. A bi-lingual information sign was erected by Oranmore Community Development Association in 2010 outlining the history of the spring.EconomyThe focus of industry has shifted from dairy agriculture to tourism, manufacturing and logistics. Oranmore now has four hotels and several restaurants.Sport Oranmore Judo Club trains in Oranmore Community Hall, Wednesdays and Fridays, Juniors – 6.30 – 7.30pm; Seniors – 7.30 – 8.30pm afterward (Sept – July). Galway Bay Sailing Club is in Renville, Maree.Oranmore-Maree GAA Club has active gaelic football, hurling and camogie Naomh Mhuire Ladies Football Club, Oranmore Maree run teams from Under 10 to Minor and Junior.Oranmore Badminton ClubMaree Badminton ClubMaree Basketball ClubGalway Bay Golf Resort in Renvile, Oranmore
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