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Shrule , Co.Mayo

Shrule is a small parish with a rich history , on the Mayo side of the Mayo-Galway border about 25km from Galway city.  Shrule village nestling on the Mayo side of the Black River lies between Headford and Ballinrobe on the N84 main road from Galway to Castlebar .


Shrule the name given in 1570 by the four masters as Sruthair, the word is a variation of Sruth or Sruthan: a stream or river. The tradition of Shrule deriving it’s name from sruth-fuil, meaning river of blood, because of a massacre at Shrule bridge in 1642 is a fabrication and incorrect, as the name was already in use before that time.The name took various forms through the centuries, i.e.: Strothyr, Shrure, Shrower, Sruhir, and Shruel…

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The site is undergoing a much overdue overhaul so all content will return in a new format over the coming weeks.

Shrule Montessori School

Montessori School
Dalgan Rd. Shrule , Co Mayo
Telephone : 093 31400

National Schools

St. Joseph’s NS
National School
Shrule , Co Mayo
St. Joseph’s National School is situated on the Kilmaine road opposite the Shrule church.
Contact : P.J. Dooley
Telephone : 093 31221
e-Mail : shrule.ns@shrule.com

Glencorrib NS
National School
Glencorrib , Shrule
Glencorrib National School is situated in Glencorrib village on the road between Headford and Cross.
Contact : Martin Kinneavey
Telephone : 093 31415
e-Mail : glencorrib.ns@shrule.com

Kilroe NS
National School
Kilroe , Shrule , Co Mayo
Kilroe National School is situated in the townland of Mounthenry (Kilroe) on the road to Ballycurrin from the Moyne direction.
Contact : Tommy Carey
Telephone : 093 35231
e-Mail : kilroe.ns@shrule.com

Knockroon NS
National School
Knockroon , Co.Galway
Knockroon NS is situated between Shrule and Headford on the main road.
Contact : Anne Walsh
Telephone : 093 35137
e-Mail : knockroon.ns@shrule.com

Ballycusion NS
National School
Ballycusion , Co Mayo
Ballycusion NS is situated on the Claremorris road from Shrule about 4km from the town.
Telephone : 093 33614

Church

St. Joseph’s RC Church
Church
Shrule , Co Mayo
Contact : Rev. Michael Crosbie P.P.
Telephone : 093 31262
e-Mail : parishpriest@shrule.com

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3 Responses

  1. Anne O'DowdFebruary 20, 2013 @ 10:37 pmReply

    Could any one help me with the name of the man who had a small musuem in Shrule. The museum was located in the big house beside the castle.

    Thank you for any help you might be able to offer.

  2. Anthony GiddingsJanuary 30, 2012 @ 4:33 pmReply

    Just a line to say how VERY valuable and much appreciated was the OLD ‘Shrule.com’ website to those researching Shrule ancestors. Please can we be assured that ALL the information contained in the old site on history and genealogy is not reduced or altered ? At present the absence of this info. on the new site is really impeding my research progress.



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