Nurney, County Carlow

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For the village of the same name in County Kildare, see Nurney, County Kildare.
Urnaí Nurnai
Nurney is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°45′02″N 6°54′35″W / 52.7506°N 6.9097°W / 52.7506; -6.9097Coordinates: 52°45′02″N 6°54′35″W / 52.7506°N 6.9097°W / 52.7506; -6.9097
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County County Carlow
Elevation 144 m (472 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Urban 2,039
 • Rural 8,718
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference S736671

Nurney (Irish: Urnaí Nurnai, meaning "The Prayer") is a village in County Carlow, Ireland.[1]

Historic sites[edit]

The name suggests that there may have been a monastic site on the site in the 4th or 5th century. St. John's Church (Church of Ireland) is a listed structure, which was built by the local landlord John Bruen in the 1780s along with a schoolhouse.[2]

Nurney Cross, located near St. John's Church,[3] is a very early example of a high cross and is a National Monument.

St John's, Nurney



Nurney is home to Nurney Villa who compete in the Carlow Premier Division and Evening Herald Striker.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Nurney Townland, Co. Carlow". Retrieved 15 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Nurney National School". Bagnelstown Parish. Retrieved 15 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Saint John's Church of Ireland Church, Nurney, County Carlow". National Inventory of Architectural Heritage. Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. Retrieved 15 January 2016.