Murroe will again be in the limelight this month as the team from ‘Nationwide’ visit to do a feature on our community. This will take place on the 16th, 17th and 18th of September and will coincide with the tractor run and another big announcement.
Murroe is the focus of this week’s Documentary on 1 on RTE Radio 1.
Did you know that in 1972, Glenstal Abbey played host to 172 women and children who were fleeing The Troubles in Northern Ireland?
In a documentary entitled “We Couldn’t Understand the Peace”, UL economist, and adopted Murrovian, Stephen Kinsella examines this fascinating, if somewhat forgotten, chapter of Irish and local history from the perspectives of members of the monastic community, civil defence and refugees. He will be discussing the documentary on the Sean O’Rourke show this Thursday, between 11 a.m. and 12, while the documentary itself will air on Radio 1 on Saturday, September 3rd at 1pm (and repeated on Sunday at 7pm). We will also link to the podcast as soon as it becomes available.
This is definitely one for the diaries. You might even recognise a few of the people interviewed!
E HRTE Radio 1 Documentary on Glenstal Abbey and the Northern Irish Refugees
Murroe native, Paul Carroll, has spent the past 7 years travelling the 32 counties of Ireland to photograph GAA landmarks and games in action. He has now launched a Kickstarter campaign to turn the work into a photography book (see: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gaelicfields/gaelic-fields). Joe.ie recently had a piece about this, which you can check out here: http://www.sportsjoe.ie/gaa/video-a-trip-through-the-32-counties-to-find-the-most-scenic-gaa-pitches-in-ireland/91769. We would like to wish himl the very best with his project. Don’t forget to come back to Murroe to sign a few copies, Paul!
Community First Responder Group Boher, will run a CPR training session at Boher Community Centre on Saturday 20th August, 9h00-12h00. Training will be provided by Paul Earls & Ita Richardson. For volunteers, this will be a chance to refresh your CPR skills and to get in some practice. In addition, people from the community are invited to learn how to do CPR. Everyone is welcome – it is about people knowing what to do if they were faced with a situation at home, on a sports field etc. So, if you are not a volunteer, feel free to join this group at any time during the morning. Allow about 1/2 hour – it should take no longer than 1/2 hour of your time.
Great news for Murroe; our Field Project has been granted €500,000 in funding towards the development of recreational amenities. €250, 000 of this will come from the Department of Housing, Planning, Community & Local Government, and Limerick City and County Council will match this with another €250,000.
E HMurroe Field Project granted Hinterland Funding