Murrisk News
Published 19th August 2018


 Well done to all that were involved in the tidy towns competition this year.  Murrisk came in with 318 points gaining 4 points from last year.  We are so lucky here in Murrisk with our fantastic volunteers and workers whom keep Murrisk looking so well all year round!! Thank you to all and much appreciated. 


Annual Croagh Patrick Pilgrimage

The Annual Croagh Patrick Pilgrimage will take place on Sunday 29th July.

Mass will be celebrated on the summit throughout the morning.



Little Bears Pre-School is opening in September at Murrisk National School.  Places are available contact Helena on 086 3509311



Thank you


A big thank you to Paul McCluskey who is retiring from the role of Treasurer of Murrisk Development Association Limited after many years in the role.


To Myles and Ruth O'Brien proprietors of The Tavern who have reached the final stages of the 2018 Bar of the Year awards in two categories


Tidy Towns

Work continues in preparation for the Tidy Towns competition in 2018.  New volunteers are always welcome to help with maintaining flower beds and general tidying


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  €8,450.  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



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

Water Campaign

Discussions with interested parties are ongoing

To keep up to date with the ongoing campaign to bring mains water to the area from Belclare to Louisburgh check the following link on Facebook.



At the AGM held on 16th July the following officers were elected. President: Paddy Foy, Vice President: Mary Groden, Chairman: Chris Grady, Vice Chairman: Raoul Downey, Secretary: Jenny Ryan, Assistant Secretary: Helena Hoban, Treasurer: Ruth O'Brien, Assistant Treasurer: Tommie Gill, PRO: Lisa Groden.

Next regular meeting Tuesday 02nd October @ 8.00pm


Further Information

For further information please email