Slieverue

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Slieverue
Sliabh Rua
Village
Slieverue is located in Ireland
Slieverue
Slieverue
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°17′00″N 7°04′05″W / 52.28335°N 7.068086°W / 52.28335; -7.068086Coordinates: 52°17′00″N 7°04′05″W / 52.28335°N 7.068086°W / 52.28335; -7.068086
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County County Kilkenny
Website www.kilkennycoco.ie

Slieverue, officially Slieveroe[1] (Irish: Sliabh Rua, meaning "red mountain"), is a village in South County Kilkenny, Republic of Ireland. It is also a parish in Ossory. Despite the name, the land is relatively low-lying and fertile. Slieverue is listed as a census town in the 2002 census.

History[edit]

There are sixteen townlands situated in the parish of Slieverue such as Ballincrea, Nicholastown and Treanaree. Every year a celebration of local history and music called "Eigse Sliabh Rua-Ui Dea" takes place at Slieverue.

Geography[edit]

The village lies alongside the main N25 road, some 5 km from Waterford City and 18 km from New Ross in County Wexford, near the point where the Rivers Barrow and Suir come together.

Landmarks[edit]

A prominent local hill, known as Carriganurra, features a large concrete cross at its summit. This cross was erected by local residents in 1950 to celebrate the Holy Year.

Churches[edit]

The Church of the Assumption, a nineteenth century Roman Catholic church in Slieverue village, is the only church in the parish. There were earlier churches and these were situated as follows:

  • Drumdowney - The church was built in honour of Saint Patrick after he had visited the area.
  • Kilmurray - This church was dedicated to the Blessed Virgin and was at Kilmurray crossroads.
  • Killaspy - This church was dedicated to the presiding bishop.
  • Rathpatrick - This church is one of the most recent ones as the remains can still be seen.

Education[edit]

There are two National Schools in the parish: Slieverue and Ringville.

People[edit]

Atateemore near Slieverue is the birthplace of John O'Donovan, an Irish scholar who translated the ancient text Annals of the Four Masters into English.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland: Slieveroe/Sliabh Rua

See also[edit]