Communities Facilities Grant Award

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We are delighted to announce that Murroe Wood Park CLG, the body established to oversee the development of the Murroe Field Project, has been awarded €1000 from the Communities Facilities Scheme by the Department of Housing, Planning & Local Government. This funding will help provide seating along the community walkway.

Murroe Wood Park is also awaiting the outcome of three other very substantial grant applications which would provide the remaining funds required to complete Phases 1 and 2 of the Field Project. Please keep your fingers crossed for a positive result!

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Field Project Update: Construction Begins

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It’s finally happening, folks: Construction of Phase 1 of our Community Field Project got underway this week. This phase seeks to put in place our all-weather pitch and community walkway. All going well, these facilities should be ready to go by September.

Thank you to everyone who has helped us get to this point, particularly through the various fundraising events over the past few years. And while we’re on the subject, the legends involved in the recent Strictly Come Dancing event will be presenting their cheque for the monies raised to the Murroe Wood Park board on Friday, July 7th, in the Valley Inn. More info to follow.

 

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Informal intercultural Evening 30th March 2017

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The Murroe Community Council, would like to invite people from other countries, who are living in Murroe/Boher, to an informal intercultural evening at the Muintir na Tíre hall, at 8pm, on the 30th March 2017. The Community Council hopes to host a larger, intercultural event in the future, to highlight the great diversity in our amazing community.  We are looking for feedback, to see if this is an event that you would like to have in Murroe & how we could best showcase your country.  Come along for a chat and a cuppa, we would love to hear from you! If you need anymore information please e-mail communitycouncil@murroe.net or message through the Murroe Facebook page. Thank you.

Dorothy MaddenInformal intercultural Evening 30th March 2017
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Murroe Community Park Field Project Update

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A quick update on the Murroe Community Park Project:

The Field Project is progressing very well and we are now close to going for tender for the Astro Turf Pitch. It is planned to build both the astro pitch and the walking track together, as part of Phase 1 of the overall project.We hope to have contractors on site at the beginning of May and have this stage of the project completed by August.

We wish to acknowledge and thank Limerick City & County Council and the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, who have made this possible through the provision of €500,000 in Hinterland funding. We also thank IPB Insurance who have awarded us €10,000 towards completion of the walking trail through the  2016 Community Engagement Fund. And, of course, thank you to everyone who has organised and supported our ongoing fundraising events to get this massive project off the ground. Hope to see you all at ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ in April!

 

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TLC 2017

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It’s that time of the year again.

Registration has opened for this year’s Team Limerick Clean-up, which will take place on Good Friday, April 14th.

Murroe has had the largest turnout of any area in Limerick for the past two years and we hope 2017 will be no different as we come together to help keep our community clean.

Individuals and groups interested in taking part can register via this link and will receive their free TLC packs shortly before the event.

Hope to see you all on April 14th!

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IPB Pride of Place Competition Update

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Keep your fingers crossed for Murroe this weekend, when the winners of the 2016 IPB Pride of Place competition are announced at the Gala Awards Ceremony in Belfast on Saturday, November 26th. Over 1000 guests, representing communities across the island of Ireland, are expected to attend the ceremony, which this year takes place in the Waterfront Hall, Belfast.

‘Pride of Place’ is an All-Ireland competition which showcases the best in community achievement on the island of Ireland. The competition is organised by Cooperation Ireland under its Local Authority Programme, which highlights their commitment to supporting community groups that undertake initiatives to improve their communities and regions. Pride of Place is unique in that it specifically recognises the involvement of the local community in all aspects of rural and urban regeneration, including enhancing social cohesion, heritage and environmental awareness.

The Pride of Place competition is open to every local authority north and south of the border to nominate groups to represent their county. This year, Murroe had the honour of being nominated by Limerick City and County Council as their entry for Population Category 3 (population under 2000). It joins 3 other Limerick entries for 2016: Broadford Development Association, Liskennet Day & Recreational Service and Limerick Youth Theatre.

Pride of Place Judges Tom and Alison Dowling visited Murroe on July 11th, where our many groups and organisations had the opportunity to showcase the remarkable work being done within the community. The judges were treated to a half hour presentation in the Fitzgerald Room of the Muintir na Tire Hall, followed by an opportunity to meet and speak to the groups at stands set up in the main hall, and in a tour of the village and Glenstal Abbey.

You can view the community survey booklets presented to the judges at these links:

Adult survey responses: pop_survey_adults

Child survey responses: pop_childrens_survey

You can also view photographs from the day here.

A huge amount of effort went into preparing for this competition and we would like to thank everybody who contributed and who came out to meet with the judges.

Whatever the outcome on Saturday night, we clearly have a lot to value and be proud of in our community. Lets see if we can get that recognised at a national level!

The Pride of Place Gala Awards will be live streamed, so tune in on Saturday evening, from 7pm, by clicking on this link: http://prideofplace.ie/live-stream-test, or by going to the Pride of Place homepage.

Thank you & please keep those fingers crossed!!!

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Pride of Place Survey Responses

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While preparations were underway for the judges’ visit for the Pride of Place competition in June, we asked adults and children in our community if they felt proud to live here and why. We created 2 survey booklets from the responses we received – one for the children’s responses, and one for the adults’. These we gave to the judges during our presentation.

With just over 2 weeks to go before we learn the outcome of our nomination, we wanted to make these booklets available for everyone to read online. Regardless of the verdict on November 26th, we have plenty to be proud of and to celebrate in this little community.

Here are the links for the survey. Hopefully they will work! Thank you to everybody who took the time to submit a response.

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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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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:
http://www.tidytowns.ie/u_reports/2016/2016%20County%20Limerick%20Murroe%20464.pdf

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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