Ireland Reaching Out Project

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We are currently involved in the Ireland Reaching Out project , to trace people who have ancestors that left Murroe and to bring them back to Murroe for a Week of Welcomes in March 2013.
We are also happy to help ,if we can with family research.You can contact us at

There is further info on the project at www. where you can register and join the parish of Murroe-Boher keep up to date on the project.


  • My name is Phil O’Donovan.I currently reside in Sydney Australia.My father was James O’Donovan who was born and raised on a farm known as Gortavacoosh in Murroe . I believe my fathers Uncle was Philip O ‘ Donovan,a Lord Mayor of Limerick.I also recollect relatives,the O’Malley’s in Maddaboy,close by.Aalways fascinated with the history of the Barringtons and the death of their daughter.


  • Hi Philip,

    Glad to hear from you ,there are still O’Donovan’s and O’Malleys in Gortavacoosh , no doubt some relations of yours!

    You may have come across this before , but here is an link to an article on the death of Winifred Barrington.,3996,en.pdf

    If we can help you in anyway with your research ,you can contact us –

    Murroe/Boher Historical Society.

  • I’d like to join.

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