Survey of Women & Girls in Ireland

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The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission is conducting a survey of issues affecting women and girls in Irish society.

See: for more information and to have your say.

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RTE Radio 1 Documentary on Glenstal Abbey and the Northern Irish Refugees

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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!

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Gaelic Fields Book

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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: recently had a piece about this, which you can check out here: 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!

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Community Games Results

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Murroe-Boher had 3 competitors representing their Community and their County at the HSE Community Games National Festival in Athlone last weekend.

Katie Bartley was in the u10 Art competition, Rose Clancy was in the u14 50m Butterfly swimming & Peter Ashe was in the u8 25m Freestyle swimming.

Rose came 4th in her heat and just missed out on qualifying for the semi-finals.

Peter came 4th in the Plate/B Final. The U8s are divided into A & B competitions after the preliminary round. Separate A & B semis & finals then take place.

It was a great experience for all, even the parents and Rose, Katie and Peter were very proud to represent Murroe-Boher.

Well done to everyone.

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CPR Training Session

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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.

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Murroe Field Project granted Hinterland Funding

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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.

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Reminder: Vote for Murroe Tidy Towns in the ‘Going for Gold’ Competition

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Don’t forget to vote for Murroe Tidy Towns in the Going for Gold competition today!

You can support us by TEXTING ‘Gold Murroe’ to 53095

· Texts cost 20 cent.

· Only one text will be accepted from each number i.e. a person can only vote once using the same phone.

· Text names must be spelt correctly. If spelt incorrectly votes won’t count but a charge will apply.

· Voting starts after the interviews @ 12 midday and finishes at 12 midnight on the same day (12 hours voting). Do not vote before or after this time as votes won’t be counted but you will be charged.

· The week’s winner will be announced on Friday (the day after the interview). This group will be a finalist in the Going for Gold Grand Final.

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