Ballybricken (Irish: Baile Bricin) is a townland located in East county Limerick, which is 11 miles from Limerick city. It is mainly a farming area. The population of Ballybricken has grown considerably in the last ten years, due to its proximity to Limerick city.
Ballybricken (Caherelly) graveyard has been digitally surveyed and is viewable if you follow this link: Ballybricken Historic Graves, click here
Ballybricken has a proud GAA tradition. Its local club, officially named Ballybricken/Bohermore GAA Club, is a big part of the local community and means a lot to those involved. It had a new GAA clubhouse and field built in 2008 which was officially opened on the May Bank Holiday weekend with a senior hurling challenge match between Limerick and Wexford, which was attended to by over 2000 people. The Ballybricken/Bohermore GAA senior teams play at an intermediate level in hurling and junior A in football.
Places in Ballybricken
Ballybricken has a primary school located in Caherelly, a shop/post office and pub (Kirby’s “Hunting Lodge”). The main businesses located in Ballybricken include Mr Binman, Roadstone Provinces Ltd, and Tucon Engineering Company Ltd.
Dolores O’Riordan from The Cranberries was brought up in Ballybricken and went to the local primary school.