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.
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HIKE TO THE HILL: Ardpatrick’s Hike to the Hill on Saint Patrick’s Day, assemble outside Community Centre at 10am. Family fun visit to site of Saint Patrick’s Monastery with a brief historical chat and some traditional tunes. Enjoy tea, refreshments and song in the Community Centre afterwards. All proceeds to Ardpatrick national school Parents Association. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
JOYCE WEEKEND: Ballyhoura CCE Joyce Music Festival which takes place over St. Patrick’s Weekend in Kilfinane, promises to be a fun filled weekend celebrating the music and song of the Joyce Collection. There is an amazing line up of musicians for sessions, concerts, workshops and trails, the weekend will begin with a historical talk on the Joyce era by local historian Angela Hennessy, concerts will feature Liam O’ Connor, Ciaran O Gealbhain, Jackie Daly and Geraldine O’ Callaghan, for further information please contact 087 454 8501.
CARDS: The 45 card game continues every Thursday night at the Greenwood Inn with a start time of 9.15pm.
LENT: Stations of the Cross continue on Friday nights in the Parish Church at 7pm for the duration of Lent.
A small group of us has been formed to look into improving Broadband in the wider Ardpatrick area.
As an initial step the group have developed a small survey for people to fill up to understand the level of interest in improved Broadband. Please fill the survey (link below) even if you are happy with your current broadband and definitely if you are not, so we can gather the level of demand that is out there.
You can find the survey here: Broadband Survey