Memories of the Past of Murroe and Glenstal in both video and text around the 1980,s

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Checkout this promotional video on Murroe in the 1980,s

Featuring: Glenstal Abbey,Denis J O’Malley B.E. Consulting Engineers,Murroe Boher Scouts,Murroe National School,The Valley Inn
also included in the above video is a mention of the Guinness book of records attempt for the Longest procession of Horse drawn carriages which took place in Glenstal on the 13th August 1989
Here is a link to the brochure produced on the day about the event note the special guest on the day was none other than….. Jack Charlton
Murroe Website EditorMemories of the Past of Murroe and Glenstal in both video and text around the 1980,s
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Murroe / Boher Newsletter 15th March 2020

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Parish Clergy: Fr Loughlin Brennan                          Fr. Tom Ryan

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

All Public Masses are currently cancelled, up to and including 29th March.

Bishops Statement:

The public celebration of Mass in the Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly (with the exception of Funeral Mass and the Celebration of Marriage complying with the maximum attendance of 100) is suspended until and including Sunday 29th March, with immediate effect.”

(Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly)

Anniversary Masses scheduled for this and the coming weekends will be rescheduled when Masses return to normal.

Milford Hospice wish to sincerely thank all who contributed so generously to last weekend’s Church Gate Collection. A total of €1400.95 was collected.

Coffee Morning at Madaboy House in aid of Cancer Research and Milford Hospice will be held this year on Saturday, 25th April.  This year we hope for a special response as the coffee morning will be dedicated to celebrating the inspiring life of Sinead Dinneen who helped to make previous coffee mornings so successful.

Murroe Marian Club will not reopen until further notice due to the Coronavirus.

Murroe Tidy Towns would like to thank everyone who supported our recent table quiz.  Thanks to Darragh Ryan Valley Inn, Frank Ryan for setting the questions, Tom Holmes quiz master, Grainne Keyes for keeping the score and thank you to everyone who donated a spot prize.  On the night we made €676

Murroe-Boher Historical Society – As a precautionary measure due to the current Covid-19 outbreak, we are postponing this month’s talk, planned for 19 March, until further notice

Darkness into Light #Dil2020 After much deliberation, Pieta have taken the very difficult decision to postpone Darkness Into Light 2020 until the Autumn. The COVID-19 outbreak that we are currently seeing in Ireland poses an unprecedented challenge to our communities, and the safety and wellbeing of our clients, volunteers, staff and of the general public is at the heart of this decision. The event will proceed later in the year, and we expect to be able announce a new date in the coming weeks.

The loss of income that Pieta will suffer as a result of the postponement of this event is going to pose a significant challenge to the organisation. As you probably know, Darkness Into Light provides almost half of their fundraised income for the year, and without the income from this event they simply cannot continue to provide free, lifesaving services.   Therefore, Murroe DiL committee ask that if you are planning to walk or to make a contribution to Pieta House, please do so on the Murroe Darkness into Light page over the next few weeks.

CFR-Boher update:  For all emergencies you should contact 112 or 999.  As CFR services are being curtailed due to social distance, the CFR-Boher AED will be available for public use should the need arise.  For the foreseeable future, please contact Ita Richardson at 087-6886536 if you require to use the AED in an emergency. This is effective immediately until further notice.

Murroe AFC Team News: Last weekend the B team were unlucky to come out of a tight contest with Janesboro losing out 2-0 in the end, while the C team went down 3-1 in their league match away to Athlunkard Villa.

There won’t be any training or fixtures for Adult or underage teams for the foreseeable future, until at least after the 29th March deadline currently in place, following on from the directive issued by the Government and the FAI. Remember clean hands save lives people so keep em washed!

If anyone in the community has to isolate themselves for a while and is stuck for something and doesn’t know who to ask for help at any stage, message the Murroe AFC Facebook page and we’ll see what we can do to sort you out.

Keep an eye on the club Facebook page and Twitter feeds for news of the eventual resumption of fixtures. Stay safe and keep the paws clean!


Please check Murroe Facebook Page for up to-date information on closures etc.




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Murroe / Boher Newsletter 20th October 2019

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Parish Clergy: Fr Loughlin Brennan                           Fr. Tom Ryan

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

Recent Deaths: Mary Ryall (Née Dee) New Jersey USA, formerly Cappanuke Cross, Murroe.

Anniversaries:                                                Murroe

Willie Clohessy                                                                                    7pm this Saturday

Tom, Mary, Eamonn and Bobby Holmes                                9am this Sunday

Stephen Ryan and

Patrick and Margaret Fleming and

Kitty and Willie O’Malley and

Mary and Jimmy Meehan and

Neil and Owen Ryan and

John and Breda Ryan                                                              7pm next Saturday

Tony Maher and Grandson Ben                                                           11.30am next Sunday


Kitty Roche                                                                                         10am this Sunday

Deceased members of the O’Connor Family, Sandylane and

Dan and Mary Ryan and

Margaret and Josephine Cahir                                                  10am next Sunday

May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend: Boher: Liz Barron.

Murroe: Nora Lonergan 7pm, Michael O’Loughlin 9am, Kathryn Buckley 11.30am

Rosary will take place on Sunday evenings in Murroe Church at 7pm during October.

A Listening Process Gathering of Parishes to discuss priorities for parishes of our diocese and plan for 2020 will take place on Wed 30th Oct @ 7.30pm at The Millennium Centre, Caherconlish for the Parishes of Murroe & Boher, Ballina & Boher, Ballinahinch & Killoscully, Ballybricken & Bohermore, Caherconlish & Inch St. Laurence, Cappamore, Doon, Kilcommon, Hollyford & Rearcross and Newport, Birdhill & Toor. All are welcome to participate.

Family Life presents a conversation with John McGuirk at the South Court Hotel, Limerick on Tuesday October 22nd at 8pm. Other speakers: Teresa White of Gianna Care and Michael Dwyer. All Welcome

Social Dance in Millennium Centre Caherconlish on Saturday 26th October. Music by Brian McDermott. Tea served. Admission €10

Denis & Margaret Holmes would like to thank everyone who supported their recent coffee morning in aid of Milford Care Centre and to all those who helped out in any way. The amount raised was €1,810 which has been presented to Milford.

Scoil Na Tríonóide Naofa in Doon will hold its annual AGM on Wednesday next the 23rd of October at 7.00pm. There will be a Drug Awareness Talk at this Meeting

Newport Dram Group presents “One Man Two Guvnors” – a farcical comedy by Richard Bean, in Newport Community Centre on 25th/ 26th October and 1st/2nd/3rd November at 8pm.

Murroe Boher Bord na nOg, would like to congratulate our Minor team for winning the City/East Minor A championship final last Saturday afternoon in Cappamore, and wish them success in the county semi-final this weekend. We would also like to remind everyone that our annual Church gate collection will take place on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th October

Murroe Boher Camogie: Well done to our minor team who won their first game of the championship against Tournafulla last weekend. Next up they will face Adare on October 27th in Adare. Our thanks to everyone who came out on Friday night to support our fund-raising table quiz. It was a great night and a great success, thanks to all our supporters. Next Saturday (26th) we will hold our monthly clothes collection from 7.30 – 8pm in Murroe Clubhouse. All donations greatly appreciated.

Murroe AFC Notes: Team news: On Sunday last the youth (U-18) team had a fine 6-3 win over Aisling Annacotty in the League.

Fixtures: This coming weekend the A team take on Holycross in Tubber at 10:30am on Sunday, while the Youth Team is in Munster Youth Cup Action where they face Kilfrush, also in Tubber at 2pm. The Men’s B, and C teams have no fixtures. Keep an eye on the club Facebook page and Twitter feeds for up to the minute fixtures and results!

Coach still needed for the U-9 Boys, (born 2011). If you’re interested in taking on a fun bunch of guys, maybe a parent or a past player who wants to help out, contact any committee member, or message on Facebook or Twitter, or email The club will be able to help out with Training, Gear, etc, but need someone to volunteer.

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Murroe / Boher Newsletter 6th Oct 2019

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Parish Clergy: Fr Loughlin Brennan Fr. Tom Ryan

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


Mick and Theo Ryan and
Mai Fitzgerald 7pm this Saturday

Ann O’Loughlin 11.30am this Sunday

Evelyn Lorigan Months Mind mass 7pm next Friday

Peter Lynch and Pakie Lane and
Tommy Boyle 7pm next Saturday

Paul Reilly 10am this Sunday

Laurence Broughton 10am next Sunday
May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend: Boher: Des Duffy.
Murroe: Breda Fitzpatrick 7pm, Suzanne Barron 9am, Breda Berkery 11.30am

Rosary will take place each Sunday evening in Murroe Church at 7pm during October.

Clergy Collection – October will take place next weekend. Envelopes are being distributed presently.

A huge thanks to everyone who supported me on my recent fundraising for the Hope Foundation Kolkata (Calcutta) Appeal. There has been overwhelming positive response from the local Murroe Boher community, and I have nearly reached my target of €3,500, that I needed to raise. The funds are going directly to the Hope Foundation and I will visit Kolkata with HOPE next Easter. I would like to thank Fr. Tom and Fr Lottie for the opportunity to speak at the weekend masses and to Willie Carey for coordinating this wonderful appeal. To the people of Murroe Boher, I wish to sincerely thank you from the bottom of my heart, for your wonderful support. I could not have done this fundraising without you. Thank you all so much. Kate Madigan, Transition Year Student from Murroe Boher.

Social Dance in Millennium Centre Caherconlish on Saturday 12th October. Music by Dermot Lyons. Tea served. Admission €10

Lotto Results for 29/9/19 -4,16,28,30- No Winner. €20 Lucky Dips. Beibhin McGuire, Mark Timmons, Kathleen Boyle & Mairead O’Brien. Next week’s Jackpot €7,100 Draw in The Valley Inn.

Fitness Classes for Older Adults take place in Newport Community Centre on Wednesday mornings at 11am. 1-hour class, €8 per class. Contact Teresa 089 4833843 or arrive on the day.

Boher Community Development Association: Progressive 45 every Friday night at 8pm. Boher Community Centre. All welcome to attend.

Murroe-Boher Historical Society – We are resuming our winter talks on Thursday, October 17 at 8.30 p.m. sharp at the Muintir na Tire Hall, Murroe with Dr. Matthew Potter, who will speak to us on the intriguing topic of “Queen Victoria and Limerick Ham.” Admission €5 to non-members. All welcome.

The Cappamore Historical Society will host a Lecture in the local Community Centre on Friday the 18th of October at 8pm. The lecture is entitled “Improving Policing and Community safety in Ireland.: the work of the O’Toole Commission.” The lecture will be given by Sinead Ryan former Secretary to the independent Commission on the future of Policing in Ireland. There will be a charge of 5 euro to non-members, and Refreshments will be provided after the lecture.

Murroe Boher Bord na nOg wish to advise that our u13’s were beaten in the Premier Hurling County Final by a physically stronger Monaleen team in Claughaun last Saturday. The lads played their hearts out, and their Club is very proud of them, and so can their families. We would like to thank, PJ Holmes of Spar Murroe, who sponsored tops for the whole panel on the day. Our U9’s /U10’s travelled to Galway, on Sunday to play in the Niall O’Donoghue tournament. We are delighted to say our u9’s won their tournament, captained by Jack Brophy, and our u10’s also won their tournament, captained by John O’Brien. We played Michael Cusack’s from Galway, Sixmilebridge from Clare and Glen Rovers from Cork. Congratulations to all involved.

Murroe Boher Camogie: Hard luck to our intermediate and junior teams who lost their respective semi-finals last weekend to strong opposition. We would like to thank all players and management for their efforts throughout the year and the for representing our club extremely well both on and off the field. Last weekend we also hosted our 2nd Annual Johnny O’Brien tournament with teams from Cappamore, Ballina and Newport travelling for a great day of camogie. Our thanks to everyone who helped to organise the event and in particular to Mairead and Timmy O’Brien who presented the trophy. TABLE QUIZ. On October 18th we will hold our annual table quiz in The Valley Inn, Murroe at 8pm. A great night of fun and prizes is promised. TABLE QUIZ: on Friday 18th October we will host our annual fundraising table quiz at 8pm in the Valley Inn, Murroe. A table of four for €20. This event is always a great success and we hope that the members of the community will support our clubs fundraising efforts and test their knowledge at the same time!

Murroe AFC Notes: Team news: On Saturday evening last the A team lost out to Charleville on a 3-0 scoreline in the FAI Junior Cup, while on Sunday the C team lost out 3-2 to neighbours Newport Town in the league.
This coming weekend it’s the turn of the Munster Junior Cup to take centre stage again when the A team take on Premier Division side Carew Park in the 2nd Round in Tubber on Sunday at 10:30am. Keep an eye on the club Facebook page and Twitter feeds for up to the minute fixtures and results!
Online Club shop: Murroe AFC now have an online club shop with O’Neill’s, so if you’d like to get yourself a nice club t-shirt or polo shirt for the season ahead have a look. Link available on the Murroe AFC Facebook Page.

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Murroe / Boher Newsletter 25th August 2019

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Parish Clergy: Fr Loughlin Brennan                       Fr. Tom Ryan

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

Recent Deaths: Mary Redfern (née Ryan (Al)), Dromsally, Cappamore

Tommy Cooney, Abington, Murroe

Cornelius W. (Billy) Delahunty, Pallasgreen

Anniversaries:                                      Murroe

Mary and Steve Casey and

Winnie and Mikey Rainsford                                                     7pm this Saturday  .  .

Liam Cooke                                                                                          11.30am this Sunday

Mairead Hayes                                                                          7pm next Saturday

John, Michael and Nell Kett                                                       11.30am next Sunday


Patsy Laffan Months Mind                                                        10am this Sunday

Rory Tynan Memorial Mass                                                      7.30pm next Friday

Josie and John Quinn and Jerry O’Leary and

Bartholomew and Eileen Hanley                                     10am next Sunday

May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend: Boher: Marie O’Flynn.

Murroe: Bridget Hayes 7pm, Suzanne Barron 9am, Breda Berkery 11.30am

No Adoration in Murroe next Friday 30th August

Results of the Diocesan and Parish Listening Process

Yes, you will recall taking part in the Research Project in the Murroe/ Boher Parish under Fr. Martin Hayes late 2017 and throughout 2018 in the remainder of the diocese. The future of the church at parish and diocesan levels was the subject of the study. The results are published and ready for discussion. A meeting to do this will take place on Monday 9th September in Muintir Na Tíre Hall, Murroe at 7.30 p.m. Your interest in and attention to this ground-breaking research will be much appreciated. Our parish and the future of our faith community have much to gain through dialogue, open discussion, creative thinking and prayer. We can only do this by coming together to express our immediate needs and desires for the future, something each participant in the research has already done in response to the research questions. Please feel free to talk to Fr. Loughlin Brennan P.P. for any further information you need. Your parish needs your participation.

Murroe Tidy Towns will be represented by Kathleen Kirby in “Going for Gold 2019” on the Joe Nash show on Limerick 95fm on Thursday 29th August between 10am and 12noon. We would appreciate your support in voting on the Going for Gold Web Page. Voting is free. You can follow the voting steps once voting opens at 12noon on 29th August until Midnight.

Boher Community Development Association: Silver Circle Draw – next draw will take place on Sunday 1 September, in Boher Community Centre, following 10am Mass in Boher.  Join us for a cup of tea/coffee and a chat

Hynan School of Irish Dancing – Cork and Limerick – Classes beginning on Tuesday 3rd September in Bilboa sports club Cappamore @ 5.30 pm. Classes thought by ex-Riverdance Jason and Shereen Hynan. Contact 0879741939 or 0877176077

Yoga For All – in Boher Community Centre. This class is designed to energise the body and calm the mind with movement, breath and relaxation. You do not have to have done yoga before, you do not need to be a specific body type – all welcome.  Starts Wed 4th Sept – 2 classes to choose from: 4-5pm or 6.30-8pm. Enquiries and bookings to Lucia on 086 8214512

Experienced childminder required to mind 3 children in Newport. Ages are 12, 10 and 8. Ideally, must be able to collect the children from school and mind the children in the children’s own home between the hours of 3:00pm to 5:30pm. Own car essential. During non-school times children must be minded for the day. Non-smoker with previous experience and references must be available. If interested, please call: (086) 8418358

Are you a Healthcare Assistant and require extra hours, Do you require flexibility? Do you drive? We at Communicare Healthcare are looking for you. We offer flexible working hours and excellent rates of pay. Give us a call today on 061-760231, alternatively email us in your CV to or check out our website

Lotto Results for 18/8/19 -2,14,17,29- No Winner. €20 Lucky Dip Marian Moloney, Mary Cooke, Niall Boland & Biddy Rainsford. Next week’s Jackpot €6,500 Draw in Pa McGrath’s.

Murroe Boher Bord na nOg: Murroe Boher u12’s went to Semple Stadium, Thurles, on Wednesday 14th August. They played and won all 3 matches against Ferrybank from Waterford, Moyle Templetouhy from Tipperary and Douglas from Cork. The lads went on a stadium tour afterwards and were treated to a Supermacs on the way home. Congratulations to all involved. Next Friday, 30th August, we are hosting our annual u13 Ryan Cusack tournament. This year we are playing Wolfetones from Shannon in the final, to be played at 7.00pm in Harty Park. A BBQ will follow the presentation of medals. All are welcome. On Saturday, 31st August, we are hosting our annual Munster u8 hurling tournament, at 10.00am in Harty Park. In the afternoon, we are hosting our annual Jim Commons u10 hurling tournament, with Ballina from Tipperary, Kilmacud Crokes from Dublin and Gort from Galway. This promises to be a feast of hurling. Again, a BBQ will be served after medal presentation, again all are welcome.

Murroe Boher Camogie: This weekend our U8s host Kilmallock, Monaleen and Ahane on Saturday at 11am in Boher for their fourth blitz of the year. Also on Saturday our Junior team travel to Ahane for their first round of championship at 6.30pm. Hard luck to our intermediate team who lost their third round game to Bruff. Next weekend they will travel to Croagh/Kilfinny for their final, must win, group game at 11am on Sunday (September 1st). On Thursday evening (August 29th) our U16s, who are joined with Cappamore, will travel to Newcastle West for their first round of championship. Next Saturday our U10s will host their third blitz of the year at home while our U8s will travel to the county blitz. Our club is looking at organising a bus to Croke Park on September 8th to support our club members Katie Heelan and Sinead McElligott who will play in the All Ireland Junior Camogie final at 12noon. If interested, please contact Caroline ASAP on 0860751378. Next weekend (Saturday 31st August) we will hold our monthly clothes collection from 7.30 – 8pm in Murroe clubhouse. All donations greatly appreciated

Murroe AFC Notes: Team News: The A team had a fine 2-1 win over Charleville on Saturday evening last in the league, while the B team won on a 3-2 scoreline against Prospect Priory. The C team unfortunately lost to Mungret Regional on Friday last 4-2 in their first league fixture. The A team beat Aisling Annacotty 3-0 on Tuesday last, while the Ladies lost out 6-2 to Listowel Celtic, and the new Youth (U-18) team had a fine 4-1 win on Thursday evening against Corbally Utd.

The C team are at home to Dromore Celtic at 6:30pm on Friday 23rd, The A team face Carew Park away on Saturday evening 24th at 6:30pm and the Youth team face Shelbourne away at 2pm on Sunday 25th.  On Tuesday 27th then the A team are at home to Moyross Utd at 6:30pm and the Ladies team play Cappamore Celtic in the Junior Cup also in Tubber but at 7pm. On Wednesday 28th the B Team are at home to Wembley Rovers at 6:30pm, while on Friday 30th the C team are away to Nenagh at 6:30pm.

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