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Shrule Community Centre

We are targeting to reach 500 likes on facebook so PLEASE Like and


Shrule Community Centre facebook page

Contact number  :: 087 8331110.

Email ::  shrulecommunitycentre@gmail.com

A local venue suitable for a wide range of activities , events, meetings & classes.

This Community facility is YOUR facility and we WELCOME you to use it .

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St Patricks Day : Glencorrib

Glencorrib’s first St Patricks Day parade captured by Liam Donoghue

Photos by Liam Donoghue . Glencorrib Parade

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Old Dalgan and New film footage

Recent addition on YouTube from the Columban college in Navan , Co Meath

That’s That Productions

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Turin Castle

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Ronan Flanagan drone footage


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Bridget’s video 2016

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Class act

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Mark Ronaldson :: good shot

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Shrule from the air

Shrule Co.Mayo :: Photo by Liam Donoghue , with John Reilly in the pilot seat

Shrule Co.Mayo :: Photo by Liam Donoghue , with John Reilly in the pilot seat


Some spectacular shots of the moon from Liam Donoghue , including a one in a million shot of an aeroplane crossing the Supermoon 2014

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Can you identify anyone here

Any one know whos who

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Fr. Henry Feeney Commemoration

Commemorating Fr. Henry Feeney and Honouring His Participation in The 1916 Easter Rising

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Shrule Glencorrib Parish Newsletter – 1st November 2015

2015.11.01 – 1st Nov 2015 – NEWSLETTER

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Shrule Glencorrib Parish Newsletters

Shrule Glencorrib Parish Newsletter – 25th October 2015
2015.10.25 – 25th Oct 2015 – NEWSLETTER

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St.Patricks Day Parade

From vimeo https://vimeo.com/122513448

Posted by John Murphy Avalon Video

St. Patrick’s Day 2015 Headford, Co. Galway from John Murphy Avalon Video on Vimeo.

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Lollys and Robins Montessori

Ramolin (Beside Church),  Shrule , Co Mayo.

Free preschool Year.  Playground.

Level 6 Fetec Qualifications

Find us on Facebook   lollysandrobinspreschool

Elayne Walsh  lollysandrobins @ gmail . com

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Shrule man contributes to research in Irish Studies

Shrule native Dr. Pádraic Frehan recently published a book titled Education and Celtic Myth: National Self-Image and Schoolbooks in 20th Century Ireland. The book is published by Rodopi, a publishing house based in Amsterdam the Netherlands and New York USA and is available both in Paperback and in E-Book format. Pádraic has a long association with Amsterdam, having lived there for a number of years and also successfully conducting his doctoral research in the School of European Studies at the University of Amsterdam.

Education and Celtic Myth The book is not only relevant to those involved in academic research on Irish Studies but also to the general reader interested in the development of education in Ireland from the 18th century onwards and the impact it has had in the formation and development of the Irish nation.

Education and Celtic Myth

National Self-Image and Schoolbooks in 20th Century Ireland

Dr. Pádraic Frehan

Amsterdam/New York, NY 2012. 361 pp. (Studia Imagologica 20)

Paperback: ISBN: 978-90-420-3590-4   ::  E-Book: ISBN: 978-94-012-0865-9  ::

Online info: http://www.rodopi.nl/senj.asp?BookId=IMAGOL+20


The book examines one aspect of the national self-image of Ireland as it was trans-generationally transmitted in the Irish National School environment through the medium of the Celtic mythology tales. Continued…

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shrule community newsletter

Saturday May 04 2013 / Volume 1, Issue 5 / Cost: 20 cent

c/o Information Hub, Shrule Community Centre, Shrule, Co. Mayo. 

E-mail address: shrulenews@gmail.com


In this Issue:

1. Local News         2. Announcements: community initiatives / private initiatives      

3. Sport & Club News        4. Local Culture & History



Mr. Seán McGath

It is with sadness that the community heard yesterday of the passing of Mr. Seán McGath. Seán’s recent contributions to this Newsletter were heart-warming and humorous; his enthusiasm when preparing his insights was exemplary and motivating. He was a man of courtesy, honesty and thoughtfulness for others. He will be sadly missed. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

 Thank you from the Maguire family

Thank you so much to all the Shrule newsletter readers who supported Niam during the children’s’ talent show on Elev8. Continued…

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Shrule Community Newsletter March 09 2013


Saturday March 09 2013 / Volume 1, Issue 1 / Cost: 20 cent

c/o Information Hub, Shrule Community Centre, Shrule, Co. Mayo.

E-mail address: shrulenews@gmail.com

In this Issue:

1. Local News         2. Announcements                3. Shrule Community Centre

4. Sport                  5. Local Culture & History


Launch of Shrule Community Newsletter

Welcome to the first issue of our community Newsletter. Our aim in publishing this Newsletter is to create a platform for local news, announcements and developments within our community to be shared and distributed among us all. We hope to distribute an issue every two weeks.

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Shrule Community Newsletter

The Shrule Community Newsletter is now in circulation. This is an initiative of the Shrule Community Council. Our aim in publishing this Newsletter is to create a platform for local news, announcements and developments within our community to be shared and distributed among us all. We hope to distribute an issue every two weeks. The Newsletter will be available in Craddock’s, Headlines, Molloy’s, Mullins’ from 4:00 p.m. every second Saturday & in the Post Office from 10:00 a.m. every second Monday. The cost of the Newsletter is 20 cents. This is to help cover the costs of materials and getting the Newsletter out. You can submit news items, announcements and any other relevant information to the Newsletter by email or in writing by Friday evening for inclusion in the issue the following day.  A submission needs to be in before 6:00 p.m. on the Friday evening to make sure that it will be included in Saturday’s issue. Make sure to include contact details with your information.


Please note that the length of any announcement or news item should not be more than 150 words. Also note that announcements submitted for activities related to profit making classes or events will be asked to contribute €1 to the Newsletter.

The Shrule Community Newsletter will also be available available on this website ..

…. see the Newsletter page

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Locals tackle Dalgan Bog rubbish problems

A group of concerned residents have taken matters into their own hands to deal with the on-going problem of litter in Dalgan Bog in south Mayo. A spate of illegal dumping has accumulated tons of rubbish resulting and the place has now become an eyesore and health hazard for people who save turf and also avail of the recreational advantages of the area.
On a five mile stretch of bog road large quantities of used tyres have been dumped regularly at various locations. Other items such as plastic silage wrapping, electrical appliances, bottles, old furniture and, in some instances, dead animals are to be found dumped in drains and watercourses that flow into the nearby Black River.
A meeting was held recently in Ballycushion School regarding the dumping issue and locals decided to undertake the clean-up themselves. Villagers in Ballycushion, Carramore, Dalgan, Gurteen and Brackloon came on board resulting in an amazing example of a small community taking active responsibility.
Men, women and children from the area have voluntarily answered this mammoth ask over the last few weeks. When The Mayo News visited last week people were busy at work with everyone involved going about their unwanted chore in a good-humoured manner. Despite the nature of the task it still manages to generate camaraderie among the volunteers.
Already vast piles of rubbish had been gathered and stacked along the roadside awaiting collection by Mayo County Council. Local councillors Damian Ryan and Patsy O’Brien are lending support to the venture also. Cllr Ryan has tabled a motion for next week’s area meeting requesting the installation of cameras on an ad-hoc basis. Both councillors agree the offenders must be identified and charged before the courts.
On Saturday last Michael Monaghan of Ballinrobe Waste provided a refuse truck free of charge to remove and dispose of the waste. Ballinrobe Waste employee Joe Davin, who is also actively involved in the clean-up, gave freely of his time driving the vehicle.
Sharon Cameron, Environmental Awareness Officer with Mayo County Council, was loud in her praise of the community. “A few weeks ago I met with Bernie Lydon, Christy Hughes, Mike Acton and Veronica Kelly who were organising a voluntary clean-up of a large illegal dumpsite in their area. Mayo County Council supported this by providing bags, litter pickers, gloves and the disposal of collected waste. We are delighted to help this wonderful community who undertook this most difficult of tasks.
“They have done the back-breaking work of collecting other people’s rubbish and ensuring it is safely disposed of. In doing this, they are contributing so much to protecting their environment. Volunteers like those are the heartbeat of our county and Mayo County Council thanks them for what they have achieved over the last few weeks.”
Speaking to The Mayo News, Christy Hughes on behalf of the group said the community were sending out a clear message that dumping will no longer be tolerated in this area. “From now on it will be prevention rather than cure.”

Locals tackle Dalgan Bog rubbish problems by Willie McHugh
From the Mayo News May 22 , 2012

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“He Who Dared and Died”

When 18 year-old Chris O’Dowd ran away from his home in Cahernabruck to join the British Army, he could not have expected to become one of the original members of the most famous elite fighting force in the world. ‘He Who Dared and Died’ tells how O’Dowd ended up a Sergeant in the S.A.S. during the North African campaign in 1942. The Unit had just been formed, and Chris was one of the handpicked team chosen by the leader, David Stirling.

dared and diedThe two men had already fought together with Churchill’s Commandos, and Stirling knew a good soldier when he saw one. For eighteen months the S.A.S. harried Rommel’s army across the desert until the final victory at El Alamein – the turning point in the war. In July 1943 the S.A.S. spearheaded the invasion of Sicily , and from there they were ordered to the mainland. Tragically Chris O’Dowd was killed in action along with fourteen of his ‘brothers in arms’ in October 1943.

Chris (Christy) has many relations in the locality; Niece, Nives de Staic (Shrule Grove), nephews, John ( Main St. ), John (Dalgan) and Allan (Shrule Grove).

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Shrule Community Defibrillator Group

The Shrule Community Defibrillator Group presently have one Automated External Defibrillator (AED) in the community centre and will soon be placing a 2nd AED in St Josephs Church. Since the group was formed in January 2009, we have trained 60 local people in CPR and 23 local people heartsaver AED course. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any queries. Many thanks Tina Tedders

Submitted by Tina Tedders
Web site Telephone : 0870685747

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The lifting of the latch

A VILLAGE without a character is like a song without a singer or a play without a cast.
They are the thespians of life, carrying out impromptu performances on the public thoroughfare. It’s street theatre in the purest form. They provide an aside from the humdrum and the norm. They chose the nuances of a life less ordinary. They are masters of their own destiny while the rest of us willingly sacrifice ourselves as hostages to progress.
The village of Shrule has been well served in this regard.
Pitched as it is on the banks of The Black River, merging Mayo into Galway, it had a wider net to trawl from. Wonderful eccentrics like Batty, Laddie, Aiden (the cuz) and Mairtín Jim crossed the bridge regularly to ply their trade and entertain in the hostelries of the village and wherever two or three were gathered.
Shrule was the better for their visits but, in fairness, no other village was as tolerant or appreciated the presence of the unconventional. If truth be told it serves as a kind of mecca to the peculiar and the enigmatic. But life went on as life does and slowly, but surely, they slipped away quietly into that good night.
For close on three decades Raphael was the principal of the village cast in Shrule.
A gifted plaster in his day he could enhance the ceiling on the Sistine. Shrule had a reputation of drinking the wool before the sheep were shorn but Raphael had few equals when it came to the actual shearing. He’d have given the best sheep shearer in New South Wales a run for his money.
But like us all he too had his demons and Raphael opted for the road less taken and away from the millwheel. Unlike our ogres, who we try to keep securely locked in the cupboard of our lives, Raphael’s skeletons were a tad more outgoing. They tended to amble along with him.
To his eternal credit he never allowed them offend or harm anyone. A more gentle soul never came over the R334 to the village. Daily he took his place in a crouched position at the wall near the phone box or some suitable vantage point. And regardless of the inclemency of the weather, Raphael went toe to toe with the elements. He was an ever-present with an exemplary attendance record.
His needs were simple; Assumpta and the girls provided the odd haircut when needed, someone else the bit of sustenance, and others the lift home with the bale of briquettes as night nodded towards another day.
And long before the EU/IMF came to our shores, Raphael could orchestrate his own bit of a bailout if necessary. Another first for Shrule.
His demands were minimal. He always applied the pretence it was for some other purchase. The required tender was normally equivalent to the price of a pint. A tariff enough to gain entry and no more was his ask. It was for the lifting of the latch. After that he fended for himself.
When he was a bit flush his generous nature came to the fore and many a garsún enjoyed a bar of chocolate from Raphael. There was a child within.
Everyone has their own Raphael yarn to share and those little anecdotes will be recycled for years to come at the counters of Shrule.
But Shrule must unfold without Raphael now and it will be the poorer for it. Someone up there rang the golden bells to summon him from his earthly dominion. He leaves a void in Shrule that will not be filled for a long time to come.
He’d have been dead chuffed also to hear the well-spoken lady announcing his funeral notice on MWR pronounce his name as “Raf Aye Elle.” He got the traditional send-off that is synonymous with Shrule funerals. He’ll be missed in passing.
We’ll leave it at that.

Tribute to Raphael Madden , from the Mayo News Jan 13, 2012 , written by and with the permission of
Willie McHugh
williemchughshrule @ gmail.com

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Shrule Market 22 April

A market was held in Shrule , Co Mayo on the 22 April 2006 . Under the Casual Trading Act 1995 , market rights unused in the 10 year period up to 1 May 2006 could be automatically extinguished .

Shrule Market 22 April 2006 - G.Mullen buys vegetables from M.Murphy.

G.Mullen buys vegetables from M.Murphy.

Luckily Shrule will not lose the right due to the vigilance of some local marketeers! Market Rights exist for most towns in Ireland and were granted to Town Councils or Individuals over a four hundred-year period by the English Crown. The granting of Market Rights often reflects the bitter power struggles that especially characterised the 17th and 18th centuries. Absolute power was granted to Individuals or Corporations in England’s bid to colonise Ireland and one of these powers was the control and financial rewards of market trading.

They were granted “Market Rights” by the English Crown in the form of complex and legally binding “charters” or “letters patent” that encompass special rights under English Law. Ireland’s legal system is based on English Law and so recognises and accepts the primacy of Market Rights. Market Rights that were granted four hundred years ago are still as valid now as they were then and in Ireland have constitutional protection.

A “Market Right” is also the publics right to trade in a certain area, at a certain time. In Ireland and England complex laws have evolved in relation to Market Rights and on the whole reflect the general public’s need for the use of a market place .The right exists as much for the customer as it does for the seller.

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