Ardpatrick is a small village located in the south of Limerick, Ireland. It lies at the foot of the north slopes of the Ballyhoura Mountains, on the edge of the Golden Vale. On the hill above the village is the site of a 5th-century monastery and round tower or cloictheach, now in ruins. Legend tells of a peal of 7 silver bells which once hung in the tower. The monastery was reputedly founded by St.Patrick himself and is surrounded by earthworks probably far more ancient. From the hill can be seen Castle Oliver, a 19th Century mansion built by the Oliver Gascoignes, an Anglo-Irish family. Its fine stained glass windows, which feature the life of St.Patrick, have recently been restored.
About an hour from both Cork and Shannon airports, the village comprises a small number of houses around the parish church. At the south end of the village is a memorial garden and tourist information. Each summer there is a 3 day Festival na Fianna. The Greenwood, just to the south of the village gives access to walking trails across thousands of acres of countryside.
Local Link Limerick are delighted to announce the introduction of a new commuter route plus 3 town to town services and extensions to 3 existing services in the Kilmallock environs. See Timetables attached.
Get connected use Local Link. Call 069-78040 for more information.
Thank you for your participation in our recent workshops and community survey with the goal of creating a vision and strategic plan for our community. An outline of the results will be distributed to each household over the coming week and is also available in St Patrick Church porch or online (here) at www.ardpatrick.ie or on our Ardpatrick Facebook page. Thank you for the many creative and practical ideas raised by all - we are very grateful for your feedback. All community members are invited to attend a public community meeting in Ardpatrick Community Centre at 8pm on Friday, 3rd March 2017 where we will select, prioritise and plan which ideas to move forward on together. Your vote at this meeting will dictate what ideas and projects we address and in what order. We urge all members of our community (young and old) to attend. Please pay an active part in this very exciting chapter in the development of our community.