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Clonroche

Clonroche is a village in County Wexford, Ireland. It is located approximately 15km west of Enniscorthy and approximately 25km east of New Ross, on the N30 national primary route.HistoryFrom the mid-17th century until the early 20th century, the village of Clonroche was located on the large estate owned by the Carew family of nearby Ballyboro . From the 18th century onwards, their seat was Castleboro House, and a notable head of this family was Robert Carew .Rev. James Bentley Gordon, who was Protestant rector of Killegney in 1798, wrote an account of the Irish Rebellion of 1798 and also wrote an account of the parishes of Killegney and Chapel that appeared in William Shaw Mason's 'Statistical Account or Parochial Survey of Ireland', printed in 1814.A later author, Patrick Kennedy, was also closely connected with Clonroche and the surrounding area, and wrote widely about both. Kennedy's book, the 'Banks of the Boro' was written in 1856. The 'Boro' is a small river that flows through the nearby countryside.Cloughbawn ParishClonroche is located in the Roman Catholic parish of Cloughbawn, in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ferns. Cloughbawn R.C. Parish church is located at the edge of the village of Clonroche. Poulpeasty, 5 km away, is also in the R.C. parish of Cloughbawn, and has its own R.C. church and curate.
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