Avonmore

Place Name: Avonmore

Feature Type (Year Approved): Neighbourhood (1954), Park (1967)

Name Origins: Commemorative, Royal

Definition: 

Ireland. Counties Cork, Sligo, and Wicklow. 'The big river'.

From: Oxford Dictionary of British Place Names

Cultural Affiliation: British

Gender: Male

Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie

Algernon William Yelverton, Viscount Avonmore was an Irish peer and adventurer who stopped in Edmonton en route to his 1897 expedition to the Klondike Gold Rush. During the mid-1950s, parts of Avonmore were also called the Avonmore Addition.

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