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Cornamona (Corr na Móna) is located in the Joyce country  on the north shore of Lough Corrib and is regarded as one of the most scenic areas in Ireland. It is a Gaeltacht area and Irish is still spoken widely there. It gets its name from the fact that much of the land is bogland (moin) Sixty years ago, there were people in the parish who could not speak English. It has a National School and a Secondary School. At the time of the Griffith’s valuation (1850s), it was in the civil parish of Cong and the Roman Catholic parish of Cong and the Neale. It is now in the Catholic parish of Ross.

Angling

Cornamona is recognised worldwide as an angling destination. A number of large B&Bs were located on the Dooras peninsula and during the mayfly, they were always fully booked. Angling visitors were known as ‘gents’ and the boatmen who took them out fishing are still called ‘gillies’. Two angling schools are currently located on the Dooras peninsula. One is owned by Tom Doc Sullivan while the second is owned by Roy Peirce.

An Sean Bothar (the Old Road)

This is a recently developed 10 km paved road stretching from Cornamona to Clonbur north of the current R345. Click here for a map of the road. It is best suited to walking, however it can be cycled. It offers stunning views of Lough Corrib. It is graded as ‘easy’ although some of the hills are quite steep. It should take about 2.5 hours to walk.

Industry

Connemara Fisheries Ltd. is owned by Pat Summerville son of Paddy Summerville one of the greatest Corrib anglers is located a short distance up the Dooghty road just west of Cornamona. They produce and market smoked salmon under Atlantic Silver brand.

Additional Information

Click here to search for additional information on the townlands (e.g. Glenlusk) heads of households in the 1850s, landlords etc.

Click here for all placenames in the parish of Cong - this has all the townlands of Cornamona and details of the 1911 census.

BUILT HERITAGE  - Towns and Villages - Cornamona