Nurney, County Carlow

Nurney (Irish: Urnaí Nurnai, meaning "The Prayer") is a village in County Carlow, Ireland.[1]

Nurney

Urnaí Nurnai
Town
Nurney
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°45′02″N 6°54′35″W
CountryIreland
ProvinceLeinster
CountyCounty Carlow
Elevation
144 m (472 ft)
Population
 (2002)
  Urban
2,039
  Rural
8,718
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
  Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))
Irish Grid ReferenceS736671

Historic sites

The name suggests that there may have been a monastic site on the site in the 4th or 5th century. St. John's Church (Church of Ireland) is a listed structure, which was built by the local landlord John Bruen in the 1780s along with a schoolhouse.[2]

Nurney Cross, located near St. John's Church,[3] is a very early example of a high cross and is a National Monument.

Sports

Soccer

Nurney is home to Nurney Villa who compete in the Carlow Premier Division and Evening Herald Striker.

See also

References

  1. "Nurney Townland, Co. Carlow". Townlands.ie. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  2. "Nurney National School". Bagnelstown Parish. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  3. "Saint John's Church of Ireland Church, Nurney, County Carlow". National Inventory of Architectural Heritage. Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
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