Murroe/Boher Newsletter 14th May 2017

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Parish Clergy: Fr Loughlin Brennan                           Fr. Tom Ryan

Tel. 386227 Mobile 087 9814051                                  Tel. 352223 Mobile 087 6291557

Recent Deaths: Bob (Bobby) Holmes, Prague, formerly Cappnouke, Murroe

Anniversaries:                                    Murroe

Paddy Rainsford, Months Mind                                               7pm next Saturday

Mary and Mike Holmes and

Nelly, John and Johnny Mackey and

Breda Ahern                                                               11.30am next Sunday


James Lynch and

Nicola Hyde and

Breda Leahy                                                                10am this Sunday

Ann Finucane and

Tommy Ryan                                                               10am next Sunday

May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend: Boher Caroline Walters 10am.

Murroe: Breda Fitzpatrick 7pm. Josie Meade 9am. Kathryn Buckley 11.30am

Masses for Coming Week: No morning Mass in Murroe on Tuesday.

Rosary takes place each Sunday evening during month of May in Murroe Church at 7pm.

Cemetery Masses: Annagh, Friday 9th June at 7.30pm. Clonkeen, Friday 16th June at 7.30pm. Ballinure, Friday 23rd June at 7.30pm. Abington, Sunday 30th July at 11.30am.

St Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly will be chief celebrant in St Michael’s Church, Tipperary at 7.30 pm on Thursday 18th May for the Annual Mass of the society’s A.G.M. This meeting takes place in the Community Centre following Mass. Tea & Refreshments provided. All are most welcome to attend.

Fundraiser in aid of Milford Hospice this Sunday 14th May at 2pm at Powers, Abington. Tug of War, Pony Rides, bouncy Castle, BBQ, Music etc. No admission fee. Something for all the family.

Cappamore Historical Society: Dr. Mary Corcoran, Sociology Dept, NUI Maynooth will launch “Liam Ryan Selected Writings” in the Community Centre Cappamore on Friday May 26th at 7:30 pm. All are welcome to attend.

Sliabh Feilim Singers and guests are holding their annual summer concert on Sunday 21st May at 7.30pm in Abington church, Murroe.  This year, proceeds are going to Fr John Sweeney’s mission in Argentina.  We hope you will be able to join us for our fun evening of song.  Admission €10

Social Dance in Millennium Centre Caherconlish, on Saturday 20th May. Music by Chris Dallat. Tea Served. Admission €10. Great night guaranteed.

Murroe Darkness Into Light: Thanks to everyone who participated in any way on Saturday morning last. It was marvellous to have over 1150 walkers supporting Pieta House through the village and Glenstal. The organisation would not all have been possible without the 100+ locals who helped run the event and the sponsorship and support from our local businesses and clubs. We also want to thank the Glenstal community for their unstinting support. Looking forward to next year!  Murroe Darkness into Light committee.

Maranatha Prayer Ministry invites you to our Maranatha Healing Retreat and Family Tree Mass on next Sunday, 21st May, 2017 at 2.30pm at St. Pauls Church, Dooradoyle, Limerick through the Fr. Michael O’Shea, Limerick and Janice and Moss Carrigg, Limerick with beautiful Spirit Filled Praise and Worship Music and Song, Confessions, Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet, Talk, Mass and Adoration and Laying on of hands for healing.  Tea after in hall.  All welcome

Murroe Boher Community Games Athletics will take place on the Gamesfields at Glenstal Abbey on Sunday 21st May at 6pm. Online registration is required in advance. Please go to to register. Registration deadline is Thursday 18th May. Further details will be provided via the website and social media. If you have any queries please contact Noreen O’Brien 087 369 4654 or Greg Ashe 087 2346850.  We look forward to seeing you on the night. Congratulations to Rose Clancy who represented us in swimming at the Community Games Final last weekend in Dublin, well done Rose.

Boher Community Development Association 40K annual Charity Cycle will take place on Saturday 3 June at 7pm from Boher Community Centre. Registration from 6.15pm. This is a 40k cycle loop with various shortcut options.  Refreshments following the cycle.  Proceeds will go to Cliona’s Foundation in memory of Ciara McCarthy and The Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation, in memory of Rhona Kett Sheridan.

 Lotto Results 7/5/17 – 2,11,20,28 – No Jackpot Winner. €20 Lucky dips Tom Ryan, Pat McNamara, Pat Richardson & Donal O’Brien. Next Week’s Jackpot €9900 in Powers

Murroe Boher Camogie Club: Well done to our U16 team who brought the club’s league season to a close by winning our first piece of silverware for the year. The girls won the A Plate final in a great game by 2 points. Brilliant stuff girls. That ends our league campaign and championship won’t be taking place until early July. Trainings will continue for all ages groups and our U14 team are joining with Treaty Gaels for the championship so if any girls of that age are interested please get in contact.

Murroe Boher Ladies Gaelic Football: Huge Congratulations to Kate Madigan and Limerick u14 Gaelic footballers who won the Munster B final in Mallow last Sunday in a thrilling match v Waterford, the girls made history bringing a B trophy to Limerick for the first time. Well done to the management team – manager Ken Beirne, selectors Des Clohessy and Marie O’Flynn. Training for all teams and G4M and others continues, details on club FB page.

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Thought for the Week – Listening, paying attention

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At this time of year it is good to pay special attention to nature and listen to its varied and wonderful sounds. Last week a cuckoo landed on an electricity poll beside me and started to ‘cuckoo’ and then flew off. The wonder of it all!

Listening, paying attention is not something I do very well despite my ears being switched on all the time. In out culture we tend to be swamped by images and our sense of sight dominates all other senses.

Somewhere I read recently that neglecting the aural ‘de-spiritualised existence’.  Neglect of the aural pervades theology and spirituality – God is dealt primarily from a visual perspective, largely ignoring the transcendent possibilities of hearing.

Yet in Genesis, Adam and Eve “ heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day”

And the great obstacle the Israelites faced during the journey from Egypt toward freedom was their ‘hardness of heart’; they were a stiff necked people who did not listen to God but to themselves.

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Sliabh Feilim Singers – Annual Summer Concert -Abington Church -21st May

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Sliabh Feilim Singers and guests are holding their annual summer concert

on Sunday 21st May at 7.30pm in Abington church, Murroe.

This year, proceeds are going to Fr John Sweeney’s mission in Argentina.

We hope you will be able to join us for our fun evening of song.

Admission €10.

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Message of Thanks from the DiL Murroe Committee

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After all the work and preparation, it was marvellous to see 1176 walkers assemble for the Murroe Darkness into Light on Saturday morning. To open the event, the Glenstal School choir, joined by Nóirín Ní Riain and conducted by Fr Columba, who wrote music especially for the Murroe Pieta House walk, performed outside the hall.  The Pieta House message was read by Geraldine O’Brien, a message which means so much to those who have been affected by suicide.  The choir and walkers sang ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ before the hooter sounded and the walk commenced.  Volunteers had put out lights along the route, which were greatly enhanced by arrays of lights put out by householders.  At the end of the walk, people were treated to refreshments – all supplied by businesses and locals.
The Murroe Darkness into Light Committee want to express their heartfelt thanks to everyone who supported us.  It would have been impossible to organise this without the 100+ locals who helped out, many of whom worked throughout the night to welcome the walkers.   We received sponsorship and support from our locals businesses and clubs, Glenstal community gave unstinting support – what a welcome to have the community come out and greet the walkers.  Looking forward to next year!
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Murroe/Boher Newsletter 7th May 2017

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Parish Clergy: Fr Loughlin Brennan                           Fr. Tom Ryan

Tel. 386227 Mobile 087 9814051                                  Tel. 352223 Mobile 087 6291557

Anniversaries:                                   Murroe

Jim Commons and

Mike and Cathy Ryan                                                 7pm this Saturday

Willie Cunningham and

James McNamara Months Mind                                 11.30am this Sunday

John & Molly Coleman and Bridie & Paddy Doyle   Mass offered


James Lynch and

Nicola Hyde and

Breda Leahy                                                               10am next Sunday

May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend: Boher Pat Madigan 10am.

Murroe: Evelyn Lorigan 7pm. Mary O’Brien 9am. Margaret Holmes 11.30am

Rosary will take place each Sunday evening during the month of May in Murroe Church at 7pm starting this Sunday, May 7th.

Haiti Church gate collection: Many thanks to all who contributed to this recent collection. A total of €382.33 was raised.

Congratulations to the Girls and Boys from Killinure National School who received their First Communion this Saturday.

Murroe Marian Club will be celebrating 25 years in existence on Friday May 12th in Muintir na Tíre Hall at 7pm. Former committee members and members of the club are welcome to attend.

Congratulations to all involved in Strictly Come Dancing last weekend. It was a wonderful night in the South Court Hotel. Great credit to the dancers and the committee who put such hard work into providing a spectacular night.

Murroe Boher Community Games Athletics will take place in Glenstal Abbey on Sunday 21st May at 6pm. We are hoping that entries will be in advance.  Keep an-eye-on-the-Facebook-page We look forward to a lovely evening in Glenstal and hopefully the lovely weather will continue.

Milford Hospice Memorial Walk: The Milford Hospice 5km Memorial Walk will take place on Sunday, May 28th at the University of Limerick with a start time of 12.00 noon. This event is suitable for those of all levels of fitness and ability and the Centre’s organisers are asking anyone who wishes to take part to register for the event as soon as possible. There will be no entry fee, but the organisers are encouraging people to seek sponsorship for the lunchtime walk or else make a donation. The walk will commence at the University of Limerick Sports Arena and will finish on the grounds of Milford Care Centre. Participants will have the opportunity to place a hand-written tribute on colourful ribbon that will adorn the special memorial tree on the grounds of Milford. A special Memorial Pin will also be presented to each participant. Refreshments will be available after this memorial occasion. It’s necessary for everyone to register for the event on alternatively registration and sponsorship cards can be arranged by contacting the Fundraising Department at 061 485859, between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday; by email to Your support is gratefully appreciated

 Lotto Results 23/4/17 – 2,6,8,12 – No Jackpot Winner. €20 Lucky dips Willie Nicholas, Paddy O’Donnell, Aine Fogarty & John Barron. Next Week’s Jackpot €9600 in O’Neill’s

Murroe Boher Camogie Club: Hard luck to our senior team who lost out to Bruff last weekend and now will compete in the intermediate league next year. Our U16 team played the league plate final on Friday evening against Kileedy. Well done to Caroline Hickey, Michelle Daly and Catherine McCormack who all took part in a very successful Strictly Come Dancing event last weekend. Well done to Ciara Walsh and her fellow organisers who organised an excellent community event. Well done also to everyone who took part in the Pieta House Darkness into Light walk on Saturday morning, it was a great success for a great cause. Well done to Anne O Connor and Ita Richardson and their fellow organisers for organising a great event.

Murroe Boher Ladies Gaelic Football: Best wishes to Kate Madigan and Limerick U14 Gaelic Footballers who take on Waterford in the Munster Final this Sunday at 3pm in Mallow, the team is managed by club coach Ken Beirne. Congrats to our Minor team who recently reached the County League “A” Final for the 2nd year in a row and to our u16s who are due to play their League final next week. Our Ladies had a fine win over Feohanagh Castlemahon and meet St. Brigid’s in the next round. Gaelic 4 Mothers training continues. Any enquiries please contact via club Facebook page.

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Murroe DiL: Important – Final Local Arrangements

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Thank you for registering for the Murroe Darkness into Light.  We now have 1,000+ registered, and are delighted with the response from you all.

We have ample car parking available, all within 5 minute walk to the Muintir na Tíre Hall.  Can you please:

·         Car pool where possible;

·         Plan to be in Murroe by 3.30 to facilitate getting to the event on time;

·         Follow steward instructions at all times – they will be directing traffic from outside the village;

·         Please note that we are operating a one-way system in the village, using both left and right lanes;

·         Go to the car park to which you are directed;

·         Do not park on the walk route, which includes the village street.

Use footpaths when you are walking from the car parks to the hall.  The section of the village from Crokers to Glenstal Gates will be closed from 3am-
If you live near Murroe and plan to walk to the event, please note that traffic will be entering and existing the village at the Monument, so be aware that all of these roads will be busy from 3am, and again after the walk.
We particularly want to thank everyone in our community for your support in organising the walk, the 50+ stewards and helpers who will be ensuring that all walkers have a safe and pleasant trip to Murroe & Glenstal Abbey.
Looking forward to seeing everyone early, early, tomorrow morning!
Murroe Darkness into Light committee.
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Darkness into Light Murroe – Information for Participants

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Darkness into Light, Murroe – starting at Muintir na Tíre Hall

4.15am, 6th May, 2017


Access to Murroe

From the Five crossroads: only local traffic will be allowed access to the village on the R506 towards Glenstal Abbey from 3.15am.  Stewards will be directing traffic to take a right turn to Murroe (marked Ros Fearna on Google Maps).  From here you will be directed towards car parks.

From Abington Church: once you reach the Monument in Murroe, stewards will direct you towards available car parks.

From Green Road: car parking will be available in Garranbawn car park (on rhs as you approach Murroe) for people coming via the Green Road.  

From Portnard:   the walk route includes the section from the Monument in Murroe to Dan Dineen’s Cross (Liscreagh on Google maps) and there will be restricted access.  There will be limited parking available at the school, so people will be asked to move to other car parks in the village.

Car Parking

To support car parking, we would appreciate if people pooled cars where possible.  Car parks are within 5 minutes of Muintir na Tíre Hall where the walk will start.

Car parking will be available in Garranbawn, GAA grounds, Croker’s and other fields in Murroe.  We ask that you follow steward directions to ensure that everyone will get safe and secure parking.

Stewards will remain in the car parks during the night.   However, we ask that you do not leave valuables in your car.

Please do not park on the roadside along the walk route.


The walk will start at 4.15am from outside the Muintir na Tíre hall.  Walkers will pass the Monument, turn left past the school, and take the next left.  We will then enter Glenstal Abbey grounds through the back gate, follow the path to the front gate, and finish the walk outside the hall.

As part of the walk will be on unlit roads, we advise that you bring a torch.  If you have not a yellow Darkness into Light t-shirt, please wear a high-visibility jacket.  

The main street in Murroe will be closed from 3-5.30am.  The road between the Monument and Dan Dineen’s Cross (first 1km) will be closed to traffic from 4.15-4.45am.  From Dan Dineen’s Cross to back gate of Glenstal will be restricted to 5am.  We will also have signs and stewards at specific points to ensure that any motorist is aware that there is a walk in progress.  We have arranged for a motorbike rider to lead out the walk, and it will be followed by a van.

East Limerick Red Cross will be on duty, and their ambulance will travel with the walk.


Fr Columba and Glenstal Boys’ Choir will perform a welcome session outside the hall, starting at 3.50am.  Br Columba has written songs especially for our Murroe Darkness in Light walk, so a special thank you to him!  This will be a real treat, so we hope that you can join us to listen to the choir.


We will have tea/coffee, water, fruit and other baked goodies available in the hall after 5am.  For Tea/Coffee, you will need to enter the hall by the rhs side door (down past the bottle banks).  We will have food both inside and outside the hall (access through the main hall door).   Please take time to join the Murroe community after the walk.


Toilets will be available to walkers in the Muintir na Tíre Hall, the GAA clubhouse and at the back of the Church (one toilet).  There is  also a toilet at the sportsfield in Glenstal (follow steward directions if needed!!).  


If you have not yet collected your t-shirt, we have a limited number of Large and XXXL available.  We have no Small, Medium and XL left.  We will be in Murroe GAA clubhouse on Thursday, 4th May 8-9pm to distribute the final t-shirts.

For those who were unable to collect t-shirts at our collection points, we have a (very) limited number left.  Please call to the table in the hall as close to 3.30am as possible.
You can walk without a DiL t-shirt, but we advise those walkers to please wear high-visibility jackets.


We have received sponsorship and refreshments from a wide range of businesses and clubs, and would like to thank these for their support:

Murroe Furniture and Beds

Munchies Chipper

PJ Ahern Shop, Murroe

Murroe-Boher Camogie

Murroe-Boher GAA

Avonmore Milk

Murroe Community Council

Valley Inn Golf Society

Rearcross Horse & Carriage Association

Murroe Scout Troup

Colour works

Mulcair Credit Union

Homes by Holmes

O’Sullivan Meats

Murroe-Boher Marian Club

Murroe ICA

Sean English Shop, Murroe

Murroe Pharmacy  

Ryan’s of Tipperary

Murroe Church Choir

Murroe-Boher Gaelic for Mothers

Farm Shop, Annacotty

Murroe Scouts Troup

Murroe Pharmacy

Abington Hygiene

Crokers, Murroe

Gala Shop, Murroe

Valley Inn, Murroe

Power’s Pub, Abington

Pat Hickey Tiles

Denis Holmes Furniture

Murroe-Boher Community games

Murroe-Boher Ladies Football

Murroe Soccer Club

Community of Glenstal Abbey

Glenstal Abbey School Choir

John Cummins Sand & Gravel

JD Waste

Arrabawn Nenagh

Carey’s Glass

William Reale Butcher

Murroe-Boher Marian Club

Thanks also to the many others in the community have supported through stewarding, supplying refreshments, setting up course, organising the hall, publicity etc.  

We look forward to welcoming you to Murroe for the Pieta House Darkness into Light walk.

Yours Sincerely,

Tony Breen, Ita Richardson, Geraldine O’Brien, Anne O’Connor.

Murroe Darkness into Light committee.

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Strictly Come Dancing Winners 2017

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What a Night it was and for those not fortunate to get a ticket there was a live feed on the website to see all the dancing on the night.

Everyone participating was a winner , and each of the contestants gave their best performance on the night.

The judges had the hardest decision on picking a winner,but eventually after great anticipation

The winners Of Strictly Come Dancing Murroe 2017 were  Anthony Reddan and Sharon Coughlan

For more Photos of the night go to  Murroe Facebook Page

Congratulations to all involved in making this a wonderful community event.








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Coffee Morning at Madaboy House in Aid of Cancer Research Sat 6th May 2017

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Coffee Morning in aid of Breakthrough Cancer Research Cork and the Irish Cancer Society will be held on Saturday 6th May from 10.30 to 1.00. at Madaboy House, Abington (approx. 400m from Abington Enterprise Centre). Please consider supporting this worthy cause in an effort to fund innovative breakthrough therapies for many types of cancer. Enjoy the best of home baking and a musical surprise. Last year we raised almost €1,800. This year our goal is to top €2,000. For further information:  phone 061-386435.  Located approx 400m from Abington Enterprise Centre.


Murroe Website EditorCoffee Morning at Madaboy House in Aid of Cancer Research Sat 6th May 2017
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