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Slieverue

Sliabh Rua
Village
Slieverue
Slieverue
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°17′00″N 7°04′05″W / 52.28335°N 7.068086°W / 52.28335; -7.068086Coordinates: 52°17′00″N 7°04′05″W / 52.28335°N 7.068086°W / 52.28335; -7.068086
CountryIreland
ProvinceLeinster
CountyCounty Kilkenny
Websitewww.slieverue.ie

Slieverue, officially Slieveroe[1] (Irish: Sliabh Rua, meaning "red mountain"), is a village in South County Kilkenny, Republic of Ireland. It is also a parish in Ossory. Despite the name, the land is relatively low-lying and fertile. Slieverue is listed as a census town in the 2002 census.

History

There are sixteen townlands situated in the parish of Slieverue.

Geography

The village lies alongside the main N25 road, some 5 km from Waterford City and 14 km from New Ross in County Wexford, near the point where the Rivers Barrow and Suir come together.

Landmarks

A prominent local hill, known as Carriganurra, features a large concrete cross at its summit. This cross was erected by local residents in 1950 to celebrate the Holy Year.

Churches

The Church of the Assumption, a nineteenth century Roman Catholic church in Slieverue village, is the only church in the parish. There were earlier churches and these were situated as follows:

  • Drumdowney - The church was built in honour of Saint Patrick after he had visited the area.
  • Kilmurray - This church was dedicated to the Blessed Virgin and was at Kilmurray crossroads.
  • Killaspy - This church was dedicated to the presiding bishop.
  • Rathpatrick - This church is one of the most recent ones as the remains can still be seen.

Education

There are two National Schools in the parish: Slieverue and Ringville.

People

Atateemore near Slieverue is the birthplace of John O'Donovan, an Irish scholar who translated the ancient text Annals of the Four Masters into English.

References

See also

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