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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As discussed in a recent Rural Crime and Security in the Community subcommittee meeting, a Community Text Alert would be a great addition to the community. This system would help spread awareness throughout the community and is already implemented by many surrounding parishes.
The Community Text Alert system is a community-based crime prevention, care and safety programme for rural communities. The programme aims to improve the quality of life in rural communities through reducing opportunities for crimes to occur, encouraging neighbourliness and self-reliance and also promoting accident prevention and personal safety. If you are part of the community text alert system you will receive a text message with information related to incidents in your area.
Currently we are looking to find out how interested those in the community would be in such a system. If you could please click Yes or No in the form below it would be a great indication to the subcommittee on how popular this concept is. Thank you.