NEWS – 5TH September 2010


President McAleese visited Emly on Saturday morning last where she unveiled a plaque marking Emly’s win in the National Tidy Town’s competition 2009. A large number of people turned out for the occasion including representatives of tidy town groups from various parts of the country.


A large number from Emly made the trip to Croke Park today for the All-Ireland hurling final between Tipperary and Kilkenny who were trying to win the title for an historic five times in a row. Tipperary upset the favourites in a titanic struggle and won the title for the first time since 2001. Tipperary 4-17 Kilkenny 1-18.

Among the Tipp followers in Dublin today was Fr. Tim Burke from Emly who was attending his 66th consecutive All-Ireland hurling final.

Contact Information

Fr. Bernard Moloney, P.P. – 06257111; 0876366656

Fr. Seamus Rochford, A.P. – 06257103; 0868162660.

SCHOOL: St. Ailbe’s National School
PRINCIPAL: Pauline Finnan
VICE PRINCIPAL: Joseph Hennessy.

Quick Facts

POP. of the PARISH: c. 820

POPULAR SURNAMES: Burke (Bourke), Ryan, Lonergan, McEniry.

LOCATION: 14km West of Tipperary Town, historical barony of Clanwilliam

Emly was established as an episcopal see in 1118 by the Synod of Ráth Breasail.