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About Clonroche


Clonroche is a picturesque village in County Wexford. The Irish for 'Clonroche' is 'Cluain an Róistigh' which means 'Roches' pasture'. The village is situated on the N30 between Enniscorthy and New Ross. It stands close to the Blackstairs Mountains.
The village of Clonroche was, from the mid-17th century to the early 20th century, located on the Carew family's large estate. The Carew family lived in Ballyboro, which later became known as Castleboro. From the 18th century onwards, their home was Castleboro House. One well-known head of this family was Robert Carew (1787-1856).
Clonroche is in the Roman Catholic parish of Cloughbawn. Cloughbawn means 'the white stone'. The parish church is St. Clement's Church. Poulpeasty is also in the parish of Cloughbawn and has its own church, named Christ the King Church, and curate.
There is also a Protestant church in Clonroche, situated at Killegney. This is a Church of Ireland church and close to the church there is a Church of Ireland school.
Cloughbawn G.A.A. Club is famous for its hurling. The club grounds are located at Castleboro.
The people of Clonroche take great pride in their village and are actively involved in maintaining and developing their area.

Photographs of Historical Places in Clonroche
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