Kilmurry School Fact File (from 1843)

Kilmurry School Fact File

1843 “Hedge” School run by Patrick Slattery in the porch of the Church.

1854 First school established formally in the Church on January 23rd.

1860 “Old” School built adjacent to present school by Paddy “Irishman”










1891 New school built by the Hardgrove brothers who stayed at Nora Culleeney
1903 School damaged by a storm.







1954 Repairs carried out on the School. Pupils and teachers moved to the
church for three months.

1966 President de Valera visited the school.

1978 Old latrines removed — flush toilets installed.

1979 Old school demolished.

1980 Extra land purchased — yard expanded and grass area put in.

1981 Wall built — area wired in by voluntary labour — filling
from Roadstone.

1984 Shelter built.

1985 Heating and lighting and tiling of toilets at approx. cost of £5,500 (over
£5,000 collected locally).

1985 School flooded.

1987 Swimming classes began.

1987 Telephone installed.

1988 Basketball stands made by Tommy O’Callaghan.

1989 Uniforms introduced. — Will apply to all classes in 1992.

2007 (Feb 2nd) School extension was officially opened by Ms. Mary Hanafin and blessed by V. Rev. Harry Bohan.

Kilmurry Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann

Kitmurry C.C.E.

By Sean McMahon

The Kilmurry Branch of Comhaltas Ceolteoirf Eireann was started on 24th April  1975 at a meeting held in the Church Porch. There was no Community Centre in Kilmurry at that time. Fr. Ryan P.P. Sixmilebridge kindly let us have the porch of the church. Members of Clare County Board attended and the following committee was elected: Chairman: Sean McMahon, Secretary: Mary Kearney, Treasurer: Charlie Lenihan. Continue reading Kilmurry Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann

History Of the Community Hall.

Kitmurry Hall Committee

The New hall was built in 1973.

Chairman: Paddy Keane
Secretary: May Meehan
Treasurer: Christy Carey
Draughtsman: Chris Cullinan
Site: Tommy Donnellan R.I.P.
Masons: Charlie Lenihan, Mickey Loughlin, Christy Carey.
JCB for site: James Tuohy R.I.P., Driver: Noel Tuohy.
Workers on site: Flan Skehan, Oliver Skehan, Christy Farrell R.I.P.,
Sean O’Sullivan R.I.P., James Grace R.I.P., Mike Tuohy, Tommy
Callaghan, Tommy O’Brien, Tom Flemming R.I.P., Peter Meehan, John
Deighton, Francie Donnellon, Brian Donnellon R.I.P., Pa Hassett, Sean
Murphy R.I.P., Patrick & Gerry McNamara, Michael Sheedy.

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