Limerick Forest Rally Schedule

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The 2016 Limerick Forest Rally is taking place this weekend, with Murroe village acting as the event base.

The official rally ceremonial starts tomorrow (Sunday) at 10am at the Muintir na Tire Hall but cars will be arriving for scrutiny at Croker’s car park this afternoon.

The official programme for the rally can be purchased in Gala.

Here is the schedule for the weekend:


15:00 – Scrutiny Opens (Crokers Car Park). Cars will start to enter Parc Feirme in Glenstal Car Par from approx. 15:20 to 19:30.
19:00 – Scrutiny finishes


9:30 – Drivers briefing (Murroe Community Hall)
10:00 – Rally ceremonial starts (Hall)
10:40 – First Car will leave Parc Feirme
10:45 – First Car will stop at arch outside Crokers for a quick interview.
11:45 approx. – Last car will leave Parc Feirme

Stage 1 “Glenstal” 11:16
Stage 2 “Mother Mountian” 12:01
Stage 3 “Keeper Hill” 12:25
Stage 4 “Glenstal” 14:07
Stage 5 “Mother Mountain” 14:52
Stage 6 “Keeper Hill” 15:16

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RTE’s ‘Nationwide’ Visit to Murroe

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Nationwide’s feature on Murroe will air on RTE 1 at 7pm on Monday, October 10th.

Here’s RTE’s synopsis of what to expect:

“Nationwide visits Murroe in East Limerick to witness true community spirit when 175 tractors take part in this year’s annual charity vintage tractor run…in the rain! Mary Kennedy also pays a visit to the new home of spiritual musician and Murroe local Noirin Ni Riain..and takes a trip to former rugby legend John ‘Bull’ Hayes’s nearby farm in Cappamore to talk life post retirement.”

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Limerick Garda Youth Awards

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Nominations are being sought for the third annual Limerick Garda Divisional Youth Awards 2016.

Any child or group of children, aged between 14 years and 19 years that have contributed to their community in a positive manner can be nominated for an award.

Nomination forms can be obtained from any garda station in Limerick or downloaded by clicking here.

Completed forms should be submitted to Mayorstone Garda station, Limerick by October 28th, 2016. 

The overall winners will be honoured at a Gala Dinner at the Woodlands House Hotel on Thursday 24th November 2016.


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New Murroe-Boher Scouts Website

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Murroe-Boher 14th Limerick Scout Group is one of the largest and fastest-growing groups in Limerick. It has over 120 children registered, ranging from ages 6-18 years, and over 45 adult leaders. A member of Scouting Ireland, it is dedicated to bringing children outdoors in the spirit of fun and adventure.

The group has just set up a website,, and Facebook page,  where it will be posting info about its activities. There is always a demand for new leaders so if you are interested in becoming involved or finding out more about this, please contact the group through the site or by e-mailing:

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Tidy Towns Results Out!

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Murroe has been awarded 284 points in this year’s Tidy Towns competition, up from 278 in 2015. There are plenty of very positive comments in the adjudication report, which can be accessed here:

Well done to the Murroe Tidy Towns team who have put in so much time and effort into making our village look good. Please note that thanks to their efforts, Murroe has also made it through to the Limerick Going for Gold final, which takes place on October 11th. Please keep your fingers and toes crossed for them!

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Murroe NS Teacher Featuring At Féilte 2016

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We wish to extend our congratulations and best wishes to Colm ó hAnluain, senior infants teacher at Scoil Mhuire, Murroe, who will be showcasing a project in this year’s Féilte, Festival of Education in Learning and Teaching Excellence.

Colm is the creator of a unique and innovative STEM teaching resource that introduces children to mathematical concepts and the science of simple machines through hands-on, problem-based learning. The resource has been garnering lots of attention across the country, and has been featured on Nationwide, the Irish Times, and at the Dublin Maker’s Festival.

Check out Colm’s website for more information.

Féilte 2016 will take place on Saturday, October 1st, in the RDS, Dublin. The closing date to apply for tickets has now passed, unfortunately.

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Murroe Trad Session Returns

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There will be trad music and songs in The Valley Inn tomorrow night from 9pm onwards.

These sessions have been extremely popular so far and we highly recommend that anyone with a grá for music come along and check it out. Singers, musicians and general moral support welcome.

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Limerick Forest Rally Coming to Murroe

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Some more exciting news: the 2016 Limerick Forest Rally will have its event base in Murroe Village this year, with competitive stages located in the surrounding Sliabh Feilim Forests. This penultimate round of the series is sponsored by Lyons of Limerick Jaguar Landrover, and will take place on October 16th. Cathal Mansell will act as Clerk of the course and the event will offer a competitor-friendly and compact 3×2 route.

The official launch of this event will take place tonight, September 20th, at 7pm at the Lyons of Limerick showrooms on the Ballysimon Road. The event is open to the public and welcomes enthusiasts who are interested in finding out more about the Forest Rally and seeing some of the competition Rally cars up close. There will also be complimentary demo runs available in the latest spec Jaguar & Land Rover cars from Lyons of Limerick.

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Another Murroe Winner For This Year’s KBC ‘Bright Ideas’ Competition!

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Congratulations are in order to the Garanbawn Residents Association, whose tool sharing idea has been selected as one of the winners of this year’s KBC ‘Bright Ideas’ competition. This is the third year in a row that a Murroe project has been successful in this 3-year old competition.

Even better, the project has been selected as one of the 14 national ideas shortlisted for an additional €5000 in funding. The winner will be determined by public vote so please support this local initiative by voting. You can do so through this link, which will also tell you a little bit more about the winning idea:

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