Nurney, County Carlow

For the village of the same name in County Kildare, see Nurney, County Kildare.
Urnaí Nurnai

Location in Ireland

Coordinates: 52°45′02″N 6°54′35″W / 52.7506°N 6.9097°W / 52.7506; -6.9097Coordinates: 52°45′02″N 6°54′35″W / 52.7506°N 6.9097°W / 52.7506; -6.9097
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County County Carlow
Elevation 144 m (472 ft)
Population (2002)
  Urban 2,039
  Rural 8,718
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
  Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference S736671

Nurney (Irish: Urnaí Nurnai, meaning "The Prayer") is a village in County Carlow, Ireland.[1]

Historic sites

The name suggests that there may have been a monastic site on the site in the 4th or 5th century. St. John's Church (Church of Ireland) is a listed structure, which was built by the local landlord John Bruen in the 1780s along with a schoolhouse.[2]

Nurney Cross, located near St. John's Church,[3] is a very early example of a high cross and is a National Monument.

St John's, Nurney



Nurney is home to Nurney Villa who compete in the Carlow Premier Division and Evening Herald Striker.

See also


  1. "Nurney Townland, Co. Carlow". Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  2. "Nurney National School". Bagnelstown Parish. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  3. "Saint John's Church of Ireland Church, Nurney, County Carlow". National Inventory of Architectural Heritage. Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
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