+353 (0) 63 91300 reception@ballyhoura.org

Milford is bounded by water on 3 sides, The Groody River to the West, The Shannon to the North and The Mulcair to the East. The 4th side on the South is the old N7 Dublin Road.Milford Primary School is the only primary school in the parish, it also has a fantastic new Community Gym, and both are beside the Parish Church, Our Lady of Help the Christians. There are several housing estates; College Court, Milford Grange, Elm Park, Oaklawns and the Orchards. Milford Hospice is also located in the centre of the Parish.The biggest feature in the parish is The University of Limerick, whose campus takes up a large portion of the parish, with the National Technological Park also covering many acres. There are many thriving Businesses and two Hotels.

groody riverThe Groody River

Milford graveyard has yet to be digitally surveyed on Historicgraves.com


milford church

Building commenced on Our Lady Help of Christians’ church in 1979. It was opened for worship on November 15 1981. The church was renovated in 1997 after severe flooding the previous year.

The priest(s) serving this parish are:

Rev. Robert Swinburne (C.C., S.D.B.)

Very Rev. Koenraad Van Gucht (S.D.B.)


Address: Plassey Park Road, Milford, Castletroy, Limerick.

Phone: 061 330 268

Fax: 061 330 206

Email: johncampion@hotmail.com


Sunday: 9am, 10.30am, 12pm, 7.30pm

Saturday: 10am, 7.30pm

Weekdays: 10am, 7.30pm

Confessions after Saturday Mass and on request

Holydays: Vigil 7.30 pm, 10am 1.05pm & 7.30pm

Note weekday Masses 10am & 7.30pm (Except, June, July & August)



Beside the church in Kilmurry, there is a large graveyard that is divided into two
sections. The older section of the graveyard is around the church. Both Roman Catholics and Protestants are buried in the graveyard. The graveyard is kept in good condition and there are a number of tombs in the graveyard.

Old section of Kilmurry graveyard

The oldest headstone that we came across in the graveyard was to the memory of John Neagle who died on 23 March 1760, aged 69. Another old headstone of mention that we found in the graveyard was in memory of Thomas Franklin who died on 15 June 1766 at the age of 104 according to the inscription on the headstone.

New Section of Kilmurry graveyard



Also in the parish there is a church at Kilmurry. The church is no longer in use. There has been a church on this site for over 1,000 years. The original Celtic church was believed to have been founded by St Muchoróg (also called Mo-chuaroch).

By 1615, the church was in ruins and rebuilt around 1625. However, this church was destroyed during the Williamite wars in 1690/1. It was rebuilt by Colonel Kilner Brazier in 1812 and dedicated to St Mary Magdalene. There is a graveyard adjoining the church.


Milford National School Gym, Castletroy, Co. Limerick.

Email: robertsulli@gmail.com

Korean in origin, Taekwon-Do is famous for its spectacular range of kicks and punches. The study of Taekwon-Do aims not only to develop the student physically, but mentally also, creating a well-rounded and balanced individual. To achieve this aim General Choi Hong-Hi based his art on Asian moral culture and included in his art the Tenets of Taekwon-Do; Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control, Indomitable Spirit.The syllabus provides for the setting of achievable short, medium and long term goals.   This means that the student learns the importance of self-motivation and the reward of working toward and achieving a challenging target.

Monday: 5pm-6pm – Junior TKD 2/ 9-12 years. Mr. Robert Sullivan

Friday: 4pm-5pm – Junior TKD 1/ 6-8 years. Mr. Robert Sullivan

Friday: 5pm-6pm – Junior TKD 2/ 9-12 years. Mr. Robert Sullivan


Roselawn, National Technological Park, Castletroy, Co. Limerick.

Phone: +353 87 2077250

Email: milford-limerick@gaa.ie

Web: www.milford.limerick.gaa.ie


Black Dragon International Martial Arts Centre, Castletroy, Co. Limerick.

Phone: +353 61332968

Email: rite2fight@gmail.com

Web: www.blackdragoninternational.ie

Time and Place for Everything; You like to fight? You like to hit? Thats O.K. You need to let off steam? Thats O.K. You can hit the punching bag; you can fight another student, with his consent and with the teachers supervision. The student learns that without these pre-conditions he is not allowed to hit or fight. Learning to Focus; Major research has shown that karate/kravmaga helps as a treatment for Attention Deficit Disorder, more than other sports. Understanding Structures and Rules; The dojo is a traditional place and there are many rules: how you enter and leave, how you dress, how you behave. The student quickly learns that if he is to stay – he must abide by these rules. Commitment; Martial arts training is based on long-term commitment. You cannot earn a black belt in one year or even two. You learn patience and hard work, any goal worth achieving is worth working hard for, the black belt is a testament to hard work and prolonged effort and that is why it is so respected in all walks of life.


La Cucina opened its doors in June 2003 selling proper Italian food to take-away. The focus was on using the best quality ingredients and authentic recipes handed down from Mamma Anna. Bruno did the cooking and Lorraine worked the front of house and it was a success from day one. As time went on there was an obvious demand for more seating and a change of direction, so in 2009 the shop was renovated & additional seating for 18 was added.   The menu was changed, new Italian suppliers came on board sourcing direct from Italy, the queues were out the door and the rave reviews & awards followed. (Best Casual Dining in Limerick, Munster & Ireland 2010 & 2011). The focus has always been and still remains food & people and La Cucina is still bustling everyday with happy people enjoying real Italian food.

La Cucina, University Court, Castletroy, Co. Limerick.

Phone: 061 333 980

Monday – Saturday, 10am – 9.30pm


The Arena Sports Club is a Bar and Restaurant which is situated 50m from the University Arena. Open daily, we are proud to offer freshly home-made cooked meals, salad bar, and can provide any specific nutritional requirements for your squad or team, a full range of bar services along with private meeting room. Our facilities are perfect for any occasion you may require (21st Birthday Parties, Kids parties, Meetings, Disco Nights, Table Quizzes, Fundraising events etc) We can also provide special menus for groups.

UL Sports Bar, University of Limerick, Limerick,Ireland.

Phone: 061 332 760

Email: tom.ryan@ul.ie

Web: http://www.ul.ie/campuslife/arena.htm


The Stables Club, University of Limerick, Co. Limerick.

Phone: 061 330 139

Email: info@stablesclub.com

Web: http://www.stablesclub.com


Subway Restaurant, Unit 9 The Groody Centre, Castletroy, Co. Limerick.

Phone: +353 61 338 114


Pizza Restaurant

Delivery from 5pm – 12am

2 Groody Retail Centre, Castletroy, Co. Limerick.

Phone: 061 330 181


Restaurant/ Cafe

Jumbo Chinese Restaurant, Unit 7 Groody Centre, Castletroy, Co. Limerick.

Phone: 061 333 789/ 061 333 789

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