Coordinates: 52°17′00″N 7°04′05″W / 52.28335°N 7.068086°W / 52.28335; -7.068086
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Sliabh Rua
Slieveroe Church
Slieveroe Church
Slieverue is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°17′00″N 7°04′05″W / 52.28335°N 7.068086°W / 52.28335; -7.068086
CountyCounty Kilkenny

Slieverue, officially Slieveroe, (Irish: Sliabh Rua, meaning 'red mountain')[2] is a village in South County Kilkenny, Republic of Ireland. It is located in the historical barony of Ida.[2] Despite the name, the land is relatively low-lying and fertile. Slieverue's population, as of the 2016 census, was 476.[1]


The village lies alongside the main N25 road, some 5 km from Waterford City and 14 km from New Ross in County Wexford, near the point where the Rivers Barrow and Suir come together.


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.[citation needed]

The Church of the Assumption is an early nineteenth century Roman Catholic church in Slieverue village.[3] The only church in the parish,[citation needed] it was renovated in the early 1990s.[3] It is listed on the Record of Protected Structures for County Kilkenny.[4]

Earlier churches in the area included a church at Drumdowney (built in honour of Saint Patrick), at Kilmurray crossroads (dedicated to the Blessed Virgin), at Killaspy (dedicated to the presiding bishop), and at Rathpatrick (the remains of which can still be seen).[citation needed]


There are two national schools in the parish, at Slieverue and Ringville.[5]


Atateemore near Slieverue is the birthplace of John O'Donovan, a scholar who translated the ancient text Annals of the Four Masters into English.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ a b "Sapmap Area - Settlements - Slieverue". Census 2016. Central Statistics Office. April 2016. Retrieved 21 January 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Slieveroe/Sliabh Rua". Placenames Database of Ireland. Retrieved 21 January 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Catholic Church Of The Assumption, Kilmurry, County Kilkenny". National Inventory of Architectural Heritage. Retrieved 21 January 2020.
  4. ^ Slieverue Local Area Plan (PDF) (Report). Kilkenny County Council. 16 October 2006. p. 7. Slieverue has one protected structure [..] the existing Catholic Church in the village which dates from circa 1800
  5. ^ "Slieverue Parish Website". Retrieved 21 January 2020.