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Church of the Holy Rosary
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Murroe is located in the north-eastern part of County Limerick, approximately 15 km from Limerick City and close to the County Tipperary border. Nearby towns include Cappamore and Newport. The village is located on the R506 road. It is surrounded by the Slieve Felim Mountains.
The population, including surrounding townlands, is approximately 5,000. The increase in recent times is due in part to the growth of Limerick city thus creating a commuter belt to include Murroe and many of the other towns and villages in the area.
Murroe once had eight primary schools in the area. Each of the schools, called Murroe, Clonkeen, Eyon, Kiskiquirk were split into a boys' and girls' school.
John Canon Hayes, founder of Muintir na Tíre, was born in Murroe in 1882. He was a priest of the Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly, ordained at the Irish College, Paris in 1913 and died at Bansha, County Tipperary, where he was the parish priest, in 1957.
There is a highly decorated modern High Cross, erected in memory of the victims of the War of Independence and the Irish Civil War.
Clonkeen Church was founded as a monastery c. AD 600
Murroe is also situated near an older monastic settlement of Abbey Owney and is home to a number of historical houses and buildings, such as Brittas Castle and Thomond Scout centre.
The Slieve Felim Way, a 43 kilometres (27 miles) long-distance trail through the Slieve Felim and Silvermine Mountains has a trail-head in the village. It is designated as a National Waymarked Trail by the National Trails Office of the Irish Sports Council and is managed by Shannon Development and Coillte.
The gardens and lands of Glenstal monastery are accessible to the public.
There are many sporting and cultural organisations in Murroe including Murroe Boher Amateur Dramatic Society, The Marion Active Retirement Club, Mulcair Men's Shed, Glenstal walkers, Murroe AFC, Murroe/Boher GAA, and Murroe-Boher Scouts.
Murroe AFC, situated in Tubber.
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