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Ballyneety Town

Catholic Parish Donaghmore-Knockea
Civil/CorI Parish Cahernarry
Poor Law Union Limerick
Barony Clanwilliam

 

Ballyneety (Baile an Fhaoitigh in Irish means 'White's Tower') is situated near Oola, County Limerick. It was here in 1690 that the Williamite siege train was wrecked by Patrick Sarsfield in the most celebrated cavalry raid in Irish history.  from Local.ie website

Churches

  •  Donaghmore-Knockea Parish  The parish of Donaghmore/Knockea is made up of the old parishes of Cahernarry (today spelt as Cahernorry), Donaghmore and Caheravahally (or Cahervallagh). The ancient parish of Caheravallagh roughly equates to the Knockea end of the parish according to Thomas Toomey, local historian. There is a townland of Cahervallagh in the parish of Mungret and Crecora, bounding on the townland of Fanningstown in the parish of Donaghmore. Part of the ancient parish of St Nicholas is also in the present day parish. Prior to 1961, the church of Our Lady Queen of Peace was a chapel of ease to Donaghmore. Our Lady Queen of Peace became a separate parish in 1961. The population of the parish is approximately 4,000 people.

History

Schools

  • Knockea National School