Bunmore gets is name from the hill, 795 feet high, which is nearby and made up of East and West divisions, contains 4,116 acres. House and landowners then were Patrick Cleary, James Conway, Daniel Conway, Patrick Daly and Peter Conway. Teampall Eunna was situated here.
Some say that it is called after a Northern Saint who would have come here with the Northern settlers, whilst another opinion dates it back to the 9th century.
There is a blessed well known as St. Catherine's and in times past was a great place for devotion, especially on the 15th August.
The story of the Red Pedler who killed a visiting pilgrim lady for a gold cross and who later suffered consequences, is told with great interest in Maxwell's 'Wild Sports of the West'.