Murrisk News
Published 18th May 2018



Tidy Towns

Work continues in preparation for the Tidy Towns competition in 2018.  New hedging has been planted in the Millennium Park and a bio-diversity plan is being followed.  


Thank You

Thank you to everyone who came to the Spring clean-up held on 29th April.  There was a large attendance.  The work does not stop there however and volunteers are always needed to help with litter picking and the cleaning of flower beds.


New Pre-School

A new pre-school is due to open in September catering for children from 2.8 years to 6 years of age. Helen Vaughan will welcome toddlers to the 'Little Bears' group to be located in the grounds of Murrisk School.  There will also be a breakfast club for pre-schoolers and primary studens at the school.

History of Fishing in Murrisk

Following the successful launch of the book 'Murrisk The History of an Irish Fishing Village' in December, books are still available for purchase from The Tavern, Murrisk. Duffy and McLoughlin bookshops, Westport.  Christy's Harvest, Westport.  Books@1, Louisburgh.  Castle Street Books, Castlebar.  Books can also be sourced through 



A defibrillator is located in the Community Centre, Murrisk. This is a vital piece of equipment given Murrisk's location at the foot of Croagh Patrick

Card Games

 A 25 card Drive takes place in Murrisk Community Centre on Friday and Sunday nights commencing at 9pm.



 The Lotto jackpot is  €7,550.  Please give your support to the lotto ticket sellers who give up their time on Saturday nights.  New ticket sellers are needed.  Anyone interested helping out can make contact through the website at or give your name to the staff of the Community Cafe

All money raised is spent on community projects to improve the village

Parent & Toddler Club

Wednesday Mornings at 10am

The Parent and Toddler club meet upstairs in Murrisk Community Centre on Wednesday mornings at 10am.  Newcomers are always welcome to come along




You can keep up to date with all the Murrisk events and news on the new Facebook page      Murrisk

Water Campaign

There was a large attendance at the meeting held in Lecanvey Community Centre on 14th May. A new committee has been formed and the consensus was that the case for the supply of clean water to the community from Belclare to Louisburgh should be pursued as a matter of urgency.  To keep up to date with developments the water committee email address is,


Next Meeting

The next meeting of Murrisk Development Association will take place on Tuesday 5th June 2018 commencing at 8pm.   All are welcome

Further Information

For further information please email