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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 situated 9km east of Galway City on the edge of Oranmore Bay, an inlet of Galway Bay.EtymolgyOranmore 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 (meaning '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 local industry has recently shifted from primarily dairy agriculture to tourism, manufacturing and logistics. There are several industrial parks located near the village, such as Deerpark Industrial Estate which has been a hub for industry for many decades particularly in the precast concrete, chemical and steel fabrication industries. Oranmore now has four hotels and several restaurants.Sport The Oranmore Judo Club trains in Oranmore Community Hall, Wednesdays and Fridays, Juniors – 6.30 – 7.30pm; Seniors – 7.30 – 8.30pm afterward (Sept – July).The Galway Bay Sailing Club is located 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 located in Renvile, Oranmore
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