Ballylanders is a village in east County Limerick, in Ireland. The name comes from the Irish Gaelic Baile an Londraigh, the town of An Londrach An Londrach from the surname de Londra (Landers). Another understanding of the origin of the name, and the one which is given in most dictionaries of Irish placenemaes, would have it that “Baile an Londraigh” means “town of the Londoner”.
Ballylanders won the Limerick county Senior Football championship in 1917, 1999 and 2007.
Griston Bog, on the west side of the village, is a noted nature reserve and bird sanctuary, with numerous birds, insects and plants. Ballylanders hosts an annual Pattern Festival centred around august 15th, the town itself is busy and bustling with a number of bars and shops. for an eating out option, check out Gallaghue’s Bar & Restaurant, Main Street, Ballylanders, Co. Limerick
Ballylanders Griston Bog
Ballylanders wildlife bog is situated at Griston Bog on the west side of the village. It is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, bees and insects and different types of waterlife, some of which are now in danger of extinction in many parts of the world. To facilitate easy viewing of the park, a special wooden walkway has been put in place which visitors can use as they guide themselves through this peat land with the help of the informative interpretative boards.
The bog now boasts impressive purpose Outdoor Classrooms where teachers and classes can explore and learn about nature in unique and inspiring surroundings.