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

Nicker, Co. Limerick is situated just 4 minutes; 1.61 kilometres away from Pallasgreen, Co. Limerick.Pallasgreen (Irish: Pailá­s Ghraine, meaning “stockade of Grian”) is a village in East County Limerick, situated on the Limerick-Tipperary N24 road. The name means “the Stockade of Grian,” referring to an ancient Irish Goddess of Love, whose is associated with the nearby Hill of Nicker.

GPS: 52.5619444, -8.3533333

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

NICKER CHURCH AND CEMETERY

nicker2

Nicker Church, Nicker, Pallasgreen, Co. Limerick.

Pallasgreen,Co. Limerick.

Phone: 061 384114/ 087 2036763

Email: psobroin1@gmail.com

Nicker Church is located on Nicker Hill. The geology of the hill is interesting in itself, and a grotto was dug into the hillside. Its overall simplicity is surprising. Near the grotto and to one side of the church yard were the graves of several priests who had served this church. Parts of the church were undergoing restoration in 2010.

The cemetery is located a couple of miles away in Old Pallas. The cemetery had originally been placed alongside a church that was now in ruins.

nicker3

VIA CRUCIS – NICKER CHURCH

nicker4

GRAVEYARD AT PALLASGREEN

In close proximity to:

New Pallasgreen, Nicker and Old Bridge, Co. Limerick

nicker5

OLD PALLAS GRAVEYARDnicker13

LOCATION

Pallasgreen,Old Pallas,Co. Limerick.

52 32′ 43.3716″ N, 8 21′ 30.0528″ W

DETAILS

Graveyard name: Old Pallas, Graveyard Code: LI-OPLS (available on historicgraves.com)

Townland: Pallas

Number of burials: 517

NICKER HILL

The Hill of Nicker, Pallasgreen, Co. Limerick.

Above is a picture of the remains of an ancient volcano. Nicker Hill, the mythological home of the ancient Irish Goddess of Love, and highest of the local group of volcanic hills that extends into Kilteely-Dromkeen.

This is one of the most important carboniferous volcanic districts in the British Isles. The area is noted for zinc mining.

KILDUFF CASTLE

nicker14

Castles of Munster: Kilduff, Limerick near to New Pallasgreen, Nicker, Old Bridge and Old Pallas, Limerick, Ireland. This castle is on the outskirts of New Pallasgreen just off the main N24. When in 1583 Moriery Mergagh met his death in the Desmond rebellion, it was said at the time that he had a tower here.

GPS: 52.5640810, -8.3310170

This castle is on the outskirts of New Pallasgreen just off the main N24. When in 1583 Moriery Mergagh met his death in the Desmond rebellion, it was said at the time that he had a tower here. If this was indeed Kilduff Castle, it must be assumed that it had just been built.

The west and south walls of this tower stand to full height, as many as four storeys evident together with an attic, its windows in the gables surmounted by chimney stacks. A circular bartizan on pyramidal corbels can be seen at the NW corner.

Kilduff was held from 1617 until the 1650’s by the Hurley’s, and in 1667 it passed to the trustees of Erasmus Smith’s charity schools, whose tenants were the holders.

nicker15

OOLA CASTLE

oola

The ruins of Oola Castle stand close to the village and in 1825, some large and perfect antlers of the Irish elk were discovered; and, in 1828, a brazen trumpet, and spear and arrow heads of bronze were found, which were placed in the museum of Trinity College, Dublin.

Castles of Munster: Oola,Co. Limerick.

Not far from the main Limerick to Tipperary road is Oola, a late C16 O’Brien tower, its roofless gables rising above circular bartizans on the NE and SW corners. The upper levels have two light windows with hoodmoulds, and inside, the east and west walls still have their original fireplaces.

ROCK OF CASHEL

nicker8

A spectacular group of Medieval buildings set on an outcrop of limestone in the Golden Vale including the 12th century round tower, High Cross and Romanesque Chapel, 13th century Gothic cathedral, 15th century Castle and the restored Hall of the Vicars Choral. Attractions include an audio-visual show and exhibitions. Access for visitors with disabilities by prior arrangement.

GPS: 52.520090, -7.890109

St. Patrick’s Rock of Cashel, Cashel, Co. Tipperary.

Phone: +353 62 61437

Fax: +353 62 62988

Email: rockofcashel@opw.ie

THE BILBOA RIVER

nicker16

Fishing near Nicker; Co. Limerick.

Bilboa River near to Cappamore and Tuogh, Co. Limerick.

The Bilboa River is a tributary of the Mulkear River. It rises in the Slieve Felim Mountains in Co. Tipperary and flows in a south-westerly direction towards the Mulkear confluence in Cappamore, Co. Limerick.

The Bilboa has good stocks of brown trout and is popular among fly anglers. As a tributary of the Mulkear River, the Bilboa River forms part of the Lower Shannon SAC, designated due to the presence of lagoons and alluvial wet woodlands, Annex I habitats assigned by the EU Habitats Directive.

Within the Lower River Shannon, many EU Habitats Directive Annex II species are present, including river lamprey, brook lamprey, freshwater pearl mussel, Atlantic salmon and otter. Upstream of the survey site, along the upper reaches of the Bilboa and its tributary, the Gortnageragh River, there are areas of semi-natural broadleaf woodland dominated by native species of trees and shrubs, such as ash, hazel, oak and birch.

A total of five fish species were recorded in the Bilboa River site. Salmon was by far the most abundant species, followed by brown trout, European eel, stone loach and three-spined stickleback.

ADARE HERITAGE CENTRE

Adare Heritage Centre_0

Snuggled in a wooded setting among the rich quiet farmlands of the Golden Vale by the River Maigue, Adare is a model village dating from the time of the Norman Conquest. It has been home to the Earls of Dunraven for over three centuries. Thatched cottages line its broad street, punctuated with beautiful stone buildings and picturesque ruins. The River Maigue flows under a graceful stone bridge and alongside medieval monasteries which quietly count the passing centuries. Adare Heritage Centre is located in the heart of the Village. Let us guide you through the history of this unique and beautiful area.

Adare Heritage Centre hosts an interactive historical exhibition which traces Adares unique history and operates tours of Adare Village and Desmond Castle, one of the few remaining authentic Norman Castles in Europe. The Dovecot Restaurant, the Centres 80 seater Bistro, offers breakfast, lunch and tasty homemade cakes. With shopping areas and the village Tourist Office on site, Adare Heritage Centre is a must for every visitor.

Facilities: Free Coach and Car Parking, Toilets, Open 7 Days a Week.

Adare Heritage Centre, Main Street, Adare, Co. Limerick

Phone: +353 (0) 61 396 666

Email: info@adareheritagecentre.ie

SARSFIELD’S ROCK (NEAR PALLASGREEN), BALLYNEETY, CO LIMERICK

Sarsfields Rock, a large rocky outcrop near Templebredon church, commands fine views of the surrounding hill country, and looks down on the site of the triumphant goal of what is widely considered one of the greatest feats in world military history, performed during the Williamite War by the Jacobite General Patrick Sarsfield, Earl of Lucan.

This large rock located in the centre of a field in Ballyneety, co. Limerick is a historic monument. From the rocks vantage point you can enjoy a panoramic view of the magnificent surrounding countryside.

The rock looks down on the spot where, during Sarsfield’s ride on the night of august 10 1690. Sarsfield and his cavalry descended on the Williamite Camp. They captured it and destroyed the guns and ammunition, thus bringing to an end one of the sieges of limerick.

General Patrick Sarsfield was subsequently known as the heroic defender of limerick. The monument was unveiled by president O’Dalaigh. It features plaques in several languages describing the route taken by Sarsfield and his men on that infamous night.

RYANS HONEY FARM

Pallasgreen, Co. Limerick.

Phone: +353 (0) 62 57147

A leisurely walk around the unique natural garden is a special delight for bird watchers and nature lovers alike. Honey Farm is where the bees are farmed and the gardens are planted with a wide variety of plants and trees to provide the raw materials for the honey. The production hives are all located within a 15 mile radius of the farm. The bee garden is a successful attempt to put back in to the countryside what modern farming is rapidly taking out of it.The production hives are all located within a 15 mile radius of the farm. The bee garden is a successful attempt to put back in to the countryside what modern farming is rapidly taking out of it.

It has created an area of blossoms, berries and fruit which have established an ecological cycle that integrates the three kingdoms of plant, animal and man.

The Honey Farm is not an area of manicured lawns free of weeds. It is an open space full of maturing grasses and colourful wild flowers.

Many maligned flowers such as dandelion are held in high regard and are given the recognition they deserve.

PUBLIC HOUSES SITUATED IN OR IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO NICKER; CO. LIMERICK

  • Dermot O’Dwyer

New Pallas, Pallasgreen, Co. Limerick.

Phone: 061 384 295

  • Harty’s

The Grotto Nicker, Pallasgreen, Co. Limerick.

Phone: 061 384 305

  • Uncle Tom’s Bar

Lombardstown, Pallasgreen, Co. Limerick

Phone: 061 384 581

  • Hanly’s

Boher, Pallasgreen, Co. Limerick.

Phone: 061 351 207

  • The Welcome Inn

Brittas Grange Pallasgreen, Co. Limerick.

Phone: 061 351 855

  • Chaser O’Briens Pub & Restaurant

Pallasgreen, Co. Limerick.

Phone: +353 61 384203

Fax: +353 61 416988

This famous social rendezvous stands resplendent at the Turnpike in Pallas Green on the busy N24 linking Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford.

BALLYKISTEEN HOTEL & GOLF RESORT

nicker19

The Ballykisteen Championship Golf course is a superb 18 hole, 71 par, Des Smyth designed championship golf course which was opened in 1993 and was formerly the famous Ballykisteen Stud.

The clever design and suitability to all handicaps makes this golf hotel and Ballykisteen golf course an ideal venue for any golf outing. The golf course is set only minutes from Limerick Junction, County Tipperary in tree-sculptured surroundings against a backdrop of the Galtee Mountains. The golf course is constructed to the highest of standards distinguished by the superb quality of the putting surfaces. Smyth laid out each hole using the natural contours of the land where possible and incorporated an abundance of bunkers and water hazards which feature on 11 holes.

Ballykisteen Hotel & Golf Resort, Monard, Tipperary, Ireland.

Email: golf@ballykisteenhotel.com

Phone: +353 (0)62 32117

Web: http://ballykisteengolfclub.com/

DAIRY GUESTHOUSE AND ACTIVITY CENTRE

Dairy Guesthouse and Activity Centre, Dromkeen, Co. Limerick

Phone: 087 666 9186

Luxury Country accommodation and activity centre located in the West of Ireland near Limerick City. Built on the banks of the Mulcair fishing river and close to Castletroy golf course, Ballykisteen golf course and Ballyneety Golf course.

For wining and dining we are located within minutes of three restaurants Eibhle Restaurant in Cappamore, Preachers restaurant in Doon (converted church) and Chaser Fitzgeralds in Pallasgreen. There are traditional thatch pubs close to us in Boher village.

  • Free use of Bicycles with cycle maps
  • Free use of Gymnasium
  • Free use of Snooker room
  • Special golfing rates for local golf courses in Limerick
  • Special horse riding rates for Crecora Equestrian Centre
  • Free use of river fishing rods
  • Free use of Sea fishing rods
  • Free use of Golf clubs

SELF CATERING; CURRAGHLAHAN HOUSE

Registered with Failte Ireland.

nicker21

CONTACT DETAILS

Curraghlahan, Cappamore, Co. Limerick.

Phone: +353 86 850 4883

Email: david.ryan@agriculture.gov.ie

Curraghlahan House is a four bedroom restored farmhouse in a peaceful setting of the Slieve Felim mountain range, in County Limerick. Forest walks nearby.

The property boasts all modern conveniences and features four double bedrooms, three of which are ensuite. One of the bedrooms is on the ground floor and has disabled access. The house is an ideal location for children, or guests with pets, allowing them the space to play with freedom. This is a very peaceful location away from all distractions.

Curraghlahan House is a good touring base, being 60km from Shannon airport and 30km from Limerick City with opportunities for golf only 22km away.

PALLASGREEN B&B

Pallasgreen Bed and Breakfast, Limerick Road, Pallasgreen, Co Limerick, Ireland.

Phone: +353 (0) 87 914 3200/ +353 (0) 61 384 216

Email: Rohanrahan@gmail.com

We are situated on the N24 just inside of the 50kph limit (on your right from Limerick) at the Limerick end of the village.

Pallasgreen Bed and Breakfast is conveniently situated near to the centre of the charming village of Pallasgreen which lies 15 miles to south of Limerick city.

We offer a comfortable and well-appointed residence in which to stay. All bedrooms are en-suite and have colour television as standard. Downstairs there is a sitting room, kitchen and dining area for the use of guests during their stay with us.

In the village of Pallasgreen there are three pubs, a supermarket, three take away food outlets and an excellent restaurant, all within easy walking distance.

The village of Pallasgreen is situated in County Limerick and lies midway between the city of Limerick and Tipperary Town. We are approximately 45mins from Shannon and 90 minutes from Cork airport. Dublin City is just over 2 hours drive away. Limerick and Tipperary between them offer a wonderful range of activities for those who are interested in nature, the great outdoors, walking, history, shopping or simply wining and dining inthe mid-western region of Ireland.

NEARBY HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

  • KILMURRY LODGE HOTEL

Dublin Road, Castletroy, Co. Limerick.

Phone: 061 331133

  • CASTLETROY PARK HOTEL

Dublin Road, Co. Limerick.

Phone: 061 335566

  • CASTLEOAKS HOTEL

Castleconnell, Co. Limerick.

Phone: 061 377 666

  • TRAVEL LODGE CASTLETROY

Dublin road, Castletroy, Limerick.

Phone: 061 603 500

  • CARRIGMORE FARM  

Registered with Failte Ireland.

Meadowvale, Carrigmore, Doon, Co. Limerick.

Phone: +353 86 3122223

Email: tom.j.cummins@gmail.com

Web: www.carrigmorefarm.com

Carrigmore Farm Self-Catering accommodation is situated on the grounds of the Cummins farm which is 3 miles from Doon village in County Limerick. The building is south facing, tucked away in a peaceful courtyard of the farm, down a small lane which overlooks cattle grazing in the fields.

Amenities included:

  • A welcome pack on arrival
  • Hair dryers, Towels and bed linen
  • High chair and cot/baby bed available on request
  • Electricity and oil central heating
  • Internet access
  • Wood for both fireplaces
  • Private off-road parking

HOLIDAY COTTAGES

RIVERSIDE MEWS – CASTLE OAKS HOTEL

4 star accommodation

Castle Oaks Hotel & Leisure Centre, Castleconnell, Co. Limerick.

Phone: +353 61 377 666

Email: info@castleoaks.ie

Web: www.castleoaks.ie

Situated just 10 minutes from Limerick City in the picturesque village of Castleconnell on the banks of the River Shannon, the Riverside Mews are part of the lovely traditional country house style Castle Oaks Hotel.

Each of these Limerick holiday homes contains three bedrooms: one master double bedroom ensuite, one twin bedroom and a third bedroom with either a twin or single bed with a separate bathroom. There is also a guest toilet downstairs. The spacious lounge is tastefully furnished and contains a cosy suite of furniture, satellite TV and an open fireplace. Many of the houses have spectacular views of the River Shannon which lies just steps away. The open plan kitchen/dining area has a sunny aspect and plenty of space. The kitchen is fully fitted and stocked with all the modern conveniences. The houses are set in the style of an Irish rural courtyard and share a large green area at the back of the houses for children to play. Secure private parking is available for each house. All bed linen and towels are provided.

All residents of the Riverside Mews have full access to the children’s playground, the indoor heated swimming pool, the seasonal Kiddies Club, the steam room, sauna and Jacuzzi, fully equipped gym; flood lit tennis/soccer and riverside walks. This Limerick Hotel offers visitors an unrivalled opportunity to indulge in some of the best salmon fishing in Ireland with assistance of the local angling manager. All arrangements can be made, including licenses, daily permits and guides. There are great opportunities also for golf and horse riding.

SELF CATERING; NELLIE’S COTTAGE

Registered with Failte Ireland.

Tower Hill, Cappamore, Co. Limerick.

Phone: +353 61 381127

Email: teresasheehy2@eircom.net

For a real taste of country living in an area of great scenic beauty, stay at Nellies Cottage near Cappamore in County Limerick. It offers quality self-catering accommodation whether youre looking for a family holiday, a romantic break or just a comfortable and relaxing base for touring.

The interior of Nellies Cottage is beautifully decorated and all rooms are elegant and relaxing. The property can accommodate a party of up to six people in a twin bedroom and two double bedrooms. Along with the three bedrooms, two of which are ensuite, the cottage has a fully fitted kitchen and a cosy living area.

This pretty country style cottage enjoys a rural location but is only 3km from the picturesque villages of Doon and Cappamore. Tipperary town and Limerick city are also both only 20km away. While here you can fill your days with outdoor activities like golfing, fishing or exploring the pleasant walking trails nearby. Its location is great for touring the midlands, the south and the west of Ireland, so you really can make the most of your holiday in Ireland when you stay here. Nearby attractions for you to explore include Lough Gur, King Johns Castle and Croom Mills Waterwheel and Heritage Centre.

New Genealogical  Free Websites.

irish famine