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Murrisk
Muraisc
Map
WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates:
53.7783° N 9.6315° W
Irish Grid Reference
L925821
Town population: 235 (est.)
Rural population: N/A
Elevation: 70m
County: Mayo
Province: Connacht

Murrisk (Muraisc in Irish) is a village in County Mayo, on the south side of Clew Bay, about 6km west of Westport. Murrisk lies at the foot of Ireland's famous pilgrimage mountain,Croagh Patrick, and is the starting-point for the pilgrimage. Every year, on the last Sunday of July, thousands of people converge on the village to make the pilgrimage. There is a small interpretive centre in the village which focuses on Croagh Patrick. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Over fifty GPS satellites such as this NAVSTAR have been launched since 1978. ... The Irish national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Ireland. ... The Central Statistics Office is the statistical agency responsible for the Republic of Ireland census and other related data collection activities to assist in government planning. ... The Central Statistics Office is the statistical agency responsible for the Republic of Ireland census and other related data collection activities to assist in government planning. ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... The island of Ireland has 32 counties, with Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland being nicknamed respectively the six counties and the twenty-six counties. ... County Mayo (Irish: Contae Mhaigh Eo, the plain of the yews) is a county on the west coast of Ireland. ... During late Gaelic and early historic times Ireland was divided into provinces to replace the earlier system of the tuatha. ... Connaught redirects here. ... County Mayo (Irish: Contae Mhaigh Eo, the plain of the yews) is a county on the west coast of Ireland. ... Clew Bay highlighted red, with Mayo in green Clew Bay, in County Mayo, is a natural ocean bay. ... Westport (Cathair na Mart in Irish) is a town in County Mayo in the Republic of Ireland. ... Croagh Patrick (Cruach Phádraig in Irish), known locally as the Reek, is a mountain in the west of Ireland in County Mayo. ...


Murrisk is also the site of Ireland's National Famine Memorial, designed by Irish artist John Behan, which abstractly resembles a coffin ship filled with dying people. The monument was unveiled in July of 1997 by President Mary Robinson. John Behan (born 1938) is an Irish sculptor from Dublin. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The President of Ireland (Irish: Uachtarán na hÉireann) is the head of state of the Republic of Ireland. ... Mary Robinson (Irish name Máire Bhean Mhic Róibín; born 21 May 1944) was the first female President of Ireland, serving from 1990 to 1997, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, from 1997 to 2002. ...


The ruined Murrisk Abbey just to the seaward side of the village was a Augustinian abbey founded in 1457 by the O'Malley family. It was officially suppressed in the Reformation, but survived for some time. A village is a human settlement commonly found in rural areas. ... The Augustinians, named after Saint Augustine of Hippo (died AD 430), are several Roman Catholic monastic orders and congregations of both men and women living according to a guide to religious life known as the Rule of Saint Augustine. ... Events University of Freiburg founded. ... OMalley may refer to several things: People: Bryan Lee OMalley (born 1979), comic book creator Desmond OMalley (born 1939), Fianna Fáil politician Donagh OMalley (1921-1968), Fianna Fáil politician Edwin OMalley (1881-1955), Commissioner of Public Markets for New York City Grace O... The Protestant Reformation was a movement which emerged in the 16th century as a series of attempts to reform the Roman Catholic Church in Western Europe. ...

See also: List of towns in the Republic of Ireland

This is a link page for cities and towns in the Republic of Ireland, including larger villages, and villages and townlands of note, as well as towns, townships or urban centres in Dublin. ...

External links

Mayo on the Move's Murrisk page


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Coffin Ship at National Famine Monument, Murrisk Abbey, The Rolling Sun Spectacle (129 words)
Murrisk Abbey was just over 100 years in existence when in 1578 the lands belonging to it were leased to James Garvey, a brother of the Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh.
Murrisk Abbey is now in ruins and under the Supervision of the National Monuments Service.
The land upon which Murrisk Abbey stands was donated to the Augustinians by the grandfather of Grace O'Malley, Clew Bay's famous "Pirate Queen".
Murrisk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (271 words)
Murrisk (Muraisc in Irish) is a village in County Mayo, on the south side of Clew Bay, about 6km west of Westport.
Murrisk lies at the foot of Ireland's famous pilgrimage mountain,Croagh Patrick, and is the starting-point for the pilgrimage.
The ruined Murrisk Abbey just to the seaward side of the village was an Augustinian abbey founded in 1457 by the O'Malley family.
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