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 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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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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Murroe Boher Darkness into Light 2017

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700 cups, 50 stewards, 500 candles, 600 t-shirts, 5k walk or run! A real treat beforehand will be a short performance by Glenstal Abbey School Choir at 3.50am, who will sing songs especially written for our event by Fr Columba in Glenstal Abbey. Pre-registration is essential – we will NOT be taking cash on the night! Just register on, choosing Murroe as venue. Enter your details, and pay by Credit or Debit card. Note your Order Number. The final collection point for t-shirts will be in GAA clubhouse, Murroe, next Wednesday, 3rd May,8-10pm. Walk starts 4.15am on 6th May. For further information contact Ita Richardson 087-6886536.

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MULCAIR MEN’S SHED – next social night out in Croker’s Pub

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MULCAIR MEN’S SHED We are having our next social night out in Croker’s Pub in Murroe on Friday April 28th from 9pm until late. There’s music and food laid on and we’ll have another excellent raffle. Bring along family and friends to make it a great night. All are welcome.

Liam Lynch,

PRO, Mulcair Men’s Shed

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Strictly Come Dancing Murroe Extravaganza 2017

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What could turn out to be the greatest night in the history of Murroe-Boher Parish! The Strictly Come Dancing extravaganza in the South Court Hotel, Raheen on Saturday April 29th is gathering pace. This event is in aid of the new Park development and looks like an occasion that nobody can afford to miss. Our 38 dancers are practicing like professionals! The celebrity Judges are primed. Our two MCs are chomping at the bit. The committee members are working day and night to achieve the perfect occasion for everybody. Tickets are on sale now in all the Local Shops, Post office & Denis Holmes Showrooms or Ciara Walsh (087) 6280019 or any committee member. The dancers are looking for your votes right now. They have voting cards. Even if you cannot make it on the night  you can still vote for your favourite couple online anytime at A bus will run from Murroe to the hotel, leaving at 7pm and returning at 2am after the disco. €10 return. Contact Ciara (087) 6280019 to book your seat..

In no particular order the contestants for Strictly Come Dancing Murroe 2017 are :

  1. Helen Regan and Pat Madigan
  2. Sharon Gow and Paul Ryan
  3. Delphine and Des Duffy
  4. Aisling O’Brien and Liam Breen
  5. Breda Berkery and Derek McInerney
  6. Ann White and John Richardson
  7. Siobhan Moylan and Paul Coffey
  8. Annette Ahern and Jim Dunlea
  9. Angie Enright and Denis White
  10. Michele Daly and Bob Richardson
  11. Trisha McKenna and Denis Grant
  12. Jodie Power and Paudie Laffan
  13. Sharon Coughlan and Anthony Reddan
  14. Yvonne Clifford and PJ Holmes
  15. Caroline Hickey and Shane Conroy
  16. Catherine McCormack and Pat Walsh
  17. Audrey Butler and Willie Walsh
  18. Ellie Kelly and Niall Cregan
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Darkness into Light for Pieta House – Murroe Walk 6th May

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Darkness into Light for Pieta House registration is now open on website  Choose venue ‘Murroe’ for our walk on 6th May at 4.15am.  Early registration until 31st March, with lower costs.
If you want to buy a t-shirt please ensure you tick the t-shirt box on the website during the registration process!  We organise t-shirt distribution in the weeks leading up to the walk.  Watch this space!
For those who do not have access to on-line facilities, we will hold registration in Crokers on Tuesday 28th March 9-10pm.  Further information from Ita Richardson 087-6886536 / Tony Breen 086-1004862.
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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 or message through the Murroe Facebook page. Thank you.

Dorothy MaddenInformal intercultural Evening 30th March 2017
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Zumba is coming to Murroe!!

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We are delighted to announce a new Zumba class, starting in the community hall Murroe, beginning on Monday, the 6th of February at 8.15pm. The class are €5.00 pay as you go. All fitness levels welcome. For more information, please contact Fi by email at FI.FILYNCHZIN@GMAIL.COM  or on facebook at

Dorothy MaddenZumba is coming to Murroe!!
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