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.
CHURCH READERS The following are the readers at Masses this weekend, Alannah Power at the 7pm on Saturday night and David Walsh at the 10am on Sunday morning.
MASSES IN ARDPATRICK From the first Sunday in January 2019, it is proposed that Ardpatrick Church will lose one weekend Mass. During the month of October mass attendees have a choice by ballot paper to express their preference to retain the Saturday evening or Sunday morning mass. This ballot applies to all who attend weekend Masses in Ardpatrick Church, regardless of your parish. A return box is available in the Church up to Sunday October 28.
ARDPATRICK SUSTAINABLE ENERGY COMMITTEE Ardpatrick Sustainable Energy Committee will be in contact with all who returned the slip with their name and address and contact number in the next few weeks and let them know the time line for getting the expert in to carry out the BER on properties.
CARDS The weekly 45 continues at the Greenwood Inn every Thursday night at 9.15 pm, all are welcome.
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