Ballymurphy

Ballymurphy, historically Ballymurchoe (Baile Uí Mhurchú),

Ballymurphy is known to all as a gentle hillside village tucked into a glen of mountain slopes. Ballymurphy was once formally known as Ballymurchoe.

It is located on the western ridge of the Blackstairs Mountains, 18km from Bagenalstown and is situated between Borris Co. Carlow and Kiltealy Co. Wexford. The Blackstairs Mountains (Irish: Na Staighrí Dubha) are a range of hills in County Carlow and Wexford, Ireland. The highest peak is Mount Leinster, with a height of 2612 feet (791.8 m).

The name given to this town came from a landowner, Matthew Murphy of Clonroche, Co. Wexford. Matthew was a wealthy man who built a castle in the area in the 17th century.

The charm of this village is enhanced by its people’s pride, which is expressed in its overall character and stunning show of flowers.

Ballymurphy is famous for its floral displays and hanging baskets.

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Things to See & Do in Ballymurphy

Local Attractions

St. Patricks Church: the church dates back to 1846. The granite stones for St. Patrick’s church were hammer-dressed. The church bell was moved to the school grounds beside Borris church and was replaced by a new bell presented to the parish by Mr. Byrne, a native of Ballymurphy, in 1914.

Rathgeran Rock Art Stone: the stone, found in the vicinity of Ballymurphy on the beautiful Blackstairs mountain, is believed to be as old as Newgrange or the Neolithic. This stone is a fine example of early prehistoric rock art in Ireland. There are nine circles carved on the stone. 

Activities

Walking, hiking, sightseeing.

Sports

Mount Leinster Rangers GAA Club, which was founded in 1988 with the amalgamation of 3 parishes. 

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Census 2027 Public Consultation

Census 2027 Public Consultation

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) would like to advise you that, as part of the preparatory work for Census 2027, a public consultation on the content of the census form opened Wednesday 30th November and will close on Wednesday 21st December 2022. They are inviting...

County Carlow Library

County Carlow Library

Join Carlow County Library and avail of all their services in Carlow, Tullow, Muinebheag, Borris and online! Full details at www.carlowlibraries.ie

Public consultation for the levy on single use cups

Public consultation for the levy on single use cups

Public consultation for the levy on single use cups is live https://buff.ly/3A9NTZ7 This consultation has three strands, customers & retailers via survey while other interested parties can submit their views by e-mail to singleuse@decc.gov.ie or by post.

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Affordable Housing Survey

Affordable Housing Survey

Carlow County Council are conducting an online survey to determine the level of interest in Affordable Housing in County Carlow – this will help us to establish the need in Carlow and plan the delivery of affordable housing in the County. Take survey at...

New Regulations regarding Solid Fuels

New Regulations regarding Solid Fuels

New regulations regarding solid fuels for domestic heating will come into effect on 31 Oct 2022. These will affect you whether you are a householder, a retailer, or involved in the solid fuel industry as a producer or importer. Info at https://buff.ly/3wEwG8u

FREE recycling days

FREE recycling days

A number of WEEE Ireland mini FREE recycling days will take place across County Carlow during the month of October. Keep an eye on our social channels for details of events in your area or contact environment@carlowcoco.ie

Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre – There to support you

Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre – There to support you

Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre (FRC) has been working with the communities in Bagenalstown and surrounding areas of South Carlow since 2001. It is a multi-faceted ‘family centre’ which provides a comprehensive list of programmes, services and supports to families...

Mensanfest 2022

Mensanfest 2022

Save the dates!!!!! Carlow Mental health Association are excited to announce that after our last few years on line, we are planning actual in person events for this year !!! #Mensanafest22 Will see the return of some of your favorite events and workshops as well as...

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