Annacotty is a town on the outskirts of Limerick, Ireland, 7 km (4.3 mi) from the centre of the city. It is situated where the old N7 main road between Limerick and Dublin crosses the Mulkear River, 1 km (0.62 mi) upstream of where it flows into the River Shannon.
With the expansion of Limerick from 1990, Annacotty has been swallowed up into the rapidly growing suburb of Castletroy. The N7, which originally ran though the main street, bypassed the village as it was then, in 1980 when a new bridge was built over the Mulkear 100m downstream. That, in turn, was superseded by the building of the Limerick Southern Ring Road which crossed the river 1 km (0.62 mi) upstream at Ballyclough.
Annacotty is the birthplace of the renowned Limerick hurler Jackie Power and a statue of him of him stands on the main street. Former Irish rugby international Peter Clohessy also comes from the town.
Annacotty has yet to be digitally surveyed on Historicgraves.com
STATUE OF JACKIE POWER, THE PRINCE OF HURLERS
The statue is in Annacotty near the mill and square.
Co-ordinates: 52 40′ 5″ N 8 31’48” W
He was born in Annacotty in 1916 and died in 1994. He was prominent in hurling from 1933 to 1949, winning medals at club, county and province level. He also played Gaelic football.
The inscription on the plinth of the statue reads:
“Jackie Power, The prince of hurlers”
With Ahane, Limerick and Munster
Jackie was a hurling artist whose amazing skill technique courage dedication and sportsmanship ensured his place amongst hurling immortals”.
CASTLETROY SHOPPING CENTRE IN LIMERICK
Castletroy shopping centre is located in Castletroy (Co. Limerick) just off the N7, Dublin road, facing the Monaleen road. Its location makes it very easy to access as it is in the main bus route from Limerick to Dublin. In the case you decide to go by car Castletroy shopping centre counts 720 free parking spaces.
Among other retail units Castletroy shopping centre includes Meteor, Superquinn, Champion Sports, Mexx and McDonalds. You can also find in here Odeon Cinemas, one of the two cinema complexes in Limerick.
Castletroy south of N7, Limerick.
Type of Shops: restaurants, fashion, sport, supermarket, technology, florist, etc.
Facilities: restaurants, cafes, parking, bus stop.
Monday to Wednesday: 08:00 to 21:00
Thursdays and Fridays: 08:00 to 22:00
Saturdays: 08:00 to 20:00
Sundays and public holidays: 10:00 to 19:00
Sinead’s Boutique offers an excellent variety of occasional and casual wear from top designers in the Annacotty area of Limerick.
Sinead’s is located in the picturesque village of Annacotty, Co. Limerick. Annacotty is situated just outside Limerick City where the N7 road to Dublin crosses the Mulkear River.
HC2 HAIR SALON; ANNACOTTY
5 Salmon Weir, Annacotty, Co. Limerick. 061 335 017
Co. Limerick. 061 332 751
JOHNNY’S BARBER SHOP
Whitethorns, The Orchard, Castletroy, Co. Limerick. 061 334 869
MULCAIR RIVER (SALMON & TROUT FISHING)
Mulcair River (Salmon & Trout Fishing), Annacotty, Co. Limerick.
Phone: +353 61 45599 / Web: www.mulkearlife.com
The Mulkear River rises in the Slievefelim and Silvermines mountains and flows through a picturesque landscape, before joining the Shannon near Annacotty, Co. Limerick.
The main channel of the river is approximately 21.5 km long, and together with its tributaries, it drains a catchment area of approximately 650 km ².
This catchment area spans both Counties Limerick and Tipperary. The principal tributaries are the Dead River, the Bilboa River and the Newport River.
The fishery is primarily a grilse or summer salmon river but does enjoy a small run of spring salmon. Fish enter the system in March and the lower stretches are best for the early spring run, March and April. Noted stretches are below Annacotty weir and also below Annacotty bridge at Lanes Weir, and upstream of Annacotty at Ballyclough. In the summer the main run of grilse commences in May and will peak in June and sometimes into early July. Noted hotspots are the Long Field, Boher, Brittas and Drumkeen. With sufficient rainfall and adequate water level, grilse quickly move into the Mulcair’s main tributary the Newport River. Good stretches here are at Barringtons Bridge upriver to Killeenagarrif Bridge and beyond to Annagh Bridge to Knocksentry. Between the two rivers (Newport and main Mulcair) is 25 miles with lots of angling water to explore. These two rivers fish best after spate conditions but all the deep sections hold fish where some fishing can be had at other times.
Another feature of these rivers is the very good stock of small brown trout on the upper stretches up to the Bilboa River, Cappaghmore (fish to 28 cms). On the main river trout from 25 cms to 35 cms are frequently caught.
CASTLETROY SLÍ NA SLÁINTE WALKING ROUTE
The Castletroy Slí na Sláinte is a 6.8km route which starts at the junction of Milford Road and the Dublin Road. To follow the route, continue along the Dublin road for over 2kms passing through the Kilmurry Roundabout before turning left at the Annacotty roundabout and then onto Plassey Park Road. Turn left at the next roundabout and continue along Plassey Park Road for over 2kms, passing the University of Limerick on the right. Turn left at the Groody Roundabout and continue back to the starting point on the Dublin Road. Suitable as a daytime route only and can be walked in Supported by: Limerick County Council both directions.
Slí na Sláinte stands for ‘path to health’. Developed by the Irish Heart Foundation, it’s the outgoing way to make walking far more enjoyable. Already, it’s capturing the attention of the young and old, not only in Ireland but in Europe and other parts of the world too! And no wonder, because it’s a fun healthy way for the average adult to accumulate the recommended 30 minutes of physical activity on most, or preferably all days of the week. Marked by bright colourful signposts which are not numbered and are situated at 1 km intervals, you’ll find Slí na Sláinte walking routes all over Ireland. Simply follow the Km signs, set your pace to suit your enjoyment and you’ll quickly feel better and get fitter. You will also experience a great sense of achievement.
Barratt Tours, Annacotty Business Park, Annacotty, Co. Limerick.
Phone: +353 61 384700
The tours visit various locations in the area including the famous Cliffs of Moher, The Burren,Aillwee Caves, Galway and surrounding area. They also visit Adare, Blarney, Muckross House and Killarney. Coaches are small and friendly with a knowledgeable driver and guide, and plenty of photo stops along the way.
AISLING ANNACOTTY F.C.
Aisling Annacotty F.C.,
UL BOHEMIANS RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB
UL Bohemians Rugby Football Club,
For more information log onto:
KILMURRY LODGE HOTEL
TRAVEL LODGE CASTLETROY
(061) 603 500