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, Marianne O’Dwyer at the 7pm on Saturday night and Ciaran Considine at the 10am on Sunday morning.
BLACKROCK GAA NOTES Congratulations to Laura O’Connor winner of the club lotto, the numbers drawn were 4, 9, 21, and 28. She won €3,950.00. Enjoy your winnings. The lotto on November 7 is for a jackpot of €2,000.00 at McGraths Bar. Best of luck to all our patrons and many thanks to our promoters for their support every week. Jennifer Nunan, Ballyorgan won €100 in the recent Limerick Development Draw, congratulations. There was a very successful night at the GAA hurling All Stars for the Limerick team. Congratulations to Sean Finn, Richie English, Declan Hannon, Dan Morrissey, Cian Lynch and Graeme Mulcahy on receiving All Stars and to Cian Lynch Senior hurler of the year and Kyle Hayes Young Player of the year. Congratulations to the squad of 36, the management and backroom team on providing the GAA moment of the year. Best wishes to all the Limerick teams and managements for 2019.
BALLINVREENA AFTERNOON TEA DANCE Afternoon tea dance in Ballinvreena Community Hall on Sunday November 18 from 3pm to 6pm music by Billy O Brien admission €8.00 includes admission to free raffle for hampers and gifts free refreshments with home baking promises to be very enjoyable afternoon
KILFINANE COSHLEA HISTORICAL SOCIETY “It’s a long way to Tipperary’-The Sound of the Great War. Historian Denis G. Marnane will deliver a talk on this topic in Ballinvreena Community Hall on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 8pm. Entry fee: €5
CARDS The weekly 45 continues at the Greenwood Inn every Thursday night at 9.15 pm, all are welcome.
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