Locality

Our business is located in Knockanore, a rural village in Co. Waterford, situated approximately 9 miles (15km) from neighbouring towns Youghal and Tallow. The name itself is derived from the Irish “Cnoc an Fhómhair”, or “Cnoc an Óir”, which translates as "The Hill of Autumn/Gold", an ode to the many yellow furze bushes which once were plentiful in the area. Today, the village and the surrounding parish serve agricultural purposes primarily and a significant percentage of local families have some connection with agriculture in Knockanore. It is a very ancient parish, being formerly known as the parishes of Kilcockan, Kilwatermoy and Templemichael. Knockanore is also situated on a designated scenic route way.

According to the 2006 census of population, there are altogether 890 persons living in the total area that the united parishes cover. Local facilities include a public house 'The Shamrock Inn,' a post office, a Catholic church and a national school. Currently a community hall exists beside the school and was officially opened on 15 May 2009. It caters for various community functions and events, as well as private school assemblies and games. On the 13th November 2010, Knockanore was announced as the All-Ireland “Pride of Place” winners 2010, which was a great achievement for the local community.

Knockanore is home to the Shamrocks Hurling & Football Club, who has won numerous county titles over the years. Knockanore also hosts the Fete and Vintage Rally each year. Currently, the Blackwater Ladies Club, based in the area, meet regularly in the Shamrock Inn. Other informal groups such as set-dancing and traditional Irish music have existed in Knockanore. Local businesses also include Knockanore Kabins, a portable cabin manufacturer, Knockanore Farmhouse Cheese, situated on the farm of local dairy farmer, Eamon Lonergan and Felix Faulkner's Jewellery & Craft Shop. Another annual event is the local Ploughing Championship.

(from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)


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