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As published in Lewis' Topographical Dictionary of Ireland 1837

TOOMAVARA, a village, in the parish of AGHNAMADLE, barony of UPPER ORMOND, county of TIPPERARY, and province of MUNSTER, 5 miles (E. by N.) from Nenagh, on the mail coach road from Dublin to Limerick ; containing 790 inhabitants.

This place, of which the name signifies "the burial-place of the O'Mearas," is a constabulary police station ; and has fairs on Whit-Monday, July 27th, Sept. 29th, and Nov. 4th, chiefly for cattle, corn, and butter.

A stream runs through the village, on which is a good site for a mill.

In the R. C. divisions it is the head of a union or district, comprising the parishes of Aghnamadle and Ballymackey, in each of which is a chapel ; that in the village is a neat building.

Here are a national school and a dispensary.

Some ruins are supposed to be those of a preceptory of the Knights Templars; near the village stand the two ancient castles of Knockane and Blane.

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