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Ballyorgan Town

Catholic Parish Glenroe-Ballyorgan
Civil/CofI Parish Kilflyn
Poor Law Union Kilmallock
Barony Coshlea

 

Ballyorgan is situated in the south-east of Co. Limerick and is a small rural community with a population of 704. The region in which it is situated is part of the Ballyhoura countryside. In the area surrounding Ballyorgan it is possible to see ravens, peregrine falcons, as well as the more usual birds, e.g. robins, blackbirds, long-tailed tits, wrens. Carrigeenamroenty is an E.U. designated Natural Heritage Area (NHA) and a Special Area of Conservation (SAC). In the woods adjacent to Castlegale, there are grey squirrels, as well as foxes, badgers, hares, rabbits. At the Ballintubber Ringfort continue on to the wood and it is possible to see hen harriers, kestrels, sparrowhawks, as well as the usual birds. On the river walk from Darragh to Ballyorgan, there is a wooded area, which contains oaks, ash, and ferns. In the wintertime, big flocks of lapwings, fieldfares and redwings are to be seen in the fields.  from Local.ie website

 

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Edited by Pat Connors, last updated March 30, 2003
 
 
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