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Castletroy, Co. Limerick

Castletroy is a suburb of Limerick, Ireland and is the largest suburb in Munster. Its population is estimated at 40,000 as of 2010. Castletroy's Jewish graveyard Grave of an unknown Jew of Limerick

Historically, the district was entirely separate to Limerick, and consisted of little development aside from the villages of Annacotty and Monaleen. With the creation of the University of Limerick, as well as the growth of Limerick itself, this began to change. Castletroy is one of the fastest-growing residential areas in Ireland and has now engulfed the old villages of Annacotty and Monaleen . Monaleen parish has one of the most beautiful buildings as its main landmark: Monaleen Church.

Castletroy includes three primary schools Milford NS, Monaleen NS and a Gaelscoil , the secondary school, Castletroy College, and a number of hotels including the Kilmurry Lodge Hotel and Castletroy Park Hotel. It is also host to both Milford and Monaleen Gaelic Athletic Association Clubs.

The population in of Castletroy is now approximately 32,506 people, of which 16,573 are students. Castletroy Golf Course is well known and divides Monaleen and Castletroy itself. Kilbane, Castletroy Heights, Monaleen Heights and Monaleen Park were the original housing developments and were once surrounded by farmland. These houses are the oldest.

Recent developments include numerous sprawling housing estates. Newtown local shopping centre, the main Castletroy shopping centre, extends to some 90,000 square feet is located off Dublin road at Kilmurray roundabout and includes Superquinn supermarket and 24 mall shops, McDonald's restaurant and an eight-screen cinema, "Storm", which opened its first screen on 19 May 2005. Lidl have recently opened a branch in Castletroy. A local park has also been built including a children's playground and skatepark.

Several attempts have been made by Limerick City Council to expand its area of control to include Castletroy, which currently remains officially and legally in Limerick County Council even though the area is a natural extension of the city due to the growth of the city and from urban sprawl. The amalgamation of the 2 local authorities in Limerick from 2014 will see all areas of Limerick under one united and single authority for the first time. It is expected from then that Castletroy will be officially seen as part of the overall urban fabric of Limerick City. The National Technology Park is home to some major business in Castletroy such as 'Vistakon', a contact lens division of Johnson & Johnson and O2, a major mobile phone operator.

Also in Castletroy is a small and little-known Jewish graveyard. It dates from the late 19th century when Limerick had a sizable Jewish community. However, the Jews were mostly driven from the city in what was called the Limerick Pogrom . In 1990 the site was renovated and reopened by Chief Rabbi Mervis. References[edit source | edit] ^ http://www.logainm.ie/1414034.aspx
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Bus to Castletroy

  • Bus routes operated by Bus ireann:
    • 13:
      • Tralee (Bus Station) - University of Limerick (Stables)
      • University of Limerick (Stables) - Tralee (Bus Station)
    • 14:
      • Killarney (Bus Station) - Limerick (Bus Station)
      • University of Limerick (Stables) - Killarney (Bus Station)
    • 304:
      • Ballycummin (Opp Clohessys Bar) - University of Limerick (Stables)
      • University of Limerick (Stables) - Ballycummin (Opp Clohessys Bar)
    • 304X:
      • Raheen (Opposite Raheen Church) - University of Limerick (Stables)
    • 323:
      • Birr (Post Office Emmett Square) - Limerick (Henry St)
      • Limerick (Bus Station) - Nenagh (Rail Station)
    • 332:
      • Dundrum (Tipp) (Golden Vale Ballroom) - Limerick (Bus Station)
      • Limerick (Bus Station) - Dundrum (Tipp) (Opp Golden Vale)
    • 341:
      • Bilboa Cross (Bilboa Sports Grounds) - Shannon Industrial Estate (GE Money)
      • Shannon Ind Est (Opp GE Money) - Bilboa Cross (Opp Sports Grounds)
    • 347:
      • Limerick (Bus Station) - Tipperary (Abbey Street)
      • Limerick (Henry St) - Limerick (Bus Station)
    • 51:
      • Cork (Bus Station - Parnell Place) - Galway (Bus Station)
      • Galway (Bus Station) - Cork (Bus Station - Parnell Place)
    • 55:
      • Limerick (Bus Station) - Waterford (Bus Station)
      • Waterford (Bus Station) - Limerick (Bus Station)
    • 72:
      • Athlone (Bus Station) - Limerick (Bus Station)
      • Limerick (Bus Station) - Athlone (Bus Station)
    • X12:
      • Dublin Airport (Atrium Rd Zone 12) - Limerick (Bus Station)
      • Limerick (Bus Station) - Dublin Airport (Atrium Rd Zone 12)
    • X51:
      • Galway (Bus Station) - University of Limerick (Stables)
      • University of Limerick (Stables) - Galway (Bus Station)
  • Bus routes operated by Eurobus:
    • 307
    • 308
  • Bus routes operated by Kenneally's Bus Service:
    • 398
    • 735:
      • Zone 14
  • Bus routes operated by Dublin Coach:
    • 300:
      • Annacotty
      • O'Connell Bridge
  • Bus routes operated by J.J.Kavanagh & Sons:
    • NUG07:
      • Tourist Information Office Waterford
    • 712-X:
      • Limerick Arthur's Quay

Things to See and Do in Castletroy

Unigolf Club

National Technology Park, Castletroy, Co Limerick
The Unigolf Club is a unique concept boasting an 18 Hole Indoor Putting Course along with a state of the art Golf Teaching Academy and is located in the National Technology Park at Castletroy in Limerick City.

University of Limerick

Castle Troy, Limerick, Co. Limerick

Hotels in Castletroy

Kilmurry Lodge Hotel Kilmurry Lodge Hotel

Dublin Road, Castletroy, Limerick, V94 WTC9, Co. Limerick
Great National Kilmurry Lodge Hotel is a 5-minute walk from the University of Limerick and the National Technological Park, Castletroy, just 10 minutes from Limerick’s vibrant city centre.

Travelodge Limerick Castletroy Travelodge Limerick Castletroy

Dublin Road, Castletroy, Limerick, V94 Y83C, Co. Limerick
Ideally located in Castletroy, Travelodge Limerick Castletroy is a contemporary hotel, a 20-minute drive from Shannon Airport and 3 km from Limerick city centre. Rooms are spacious, with comfortable beds and contemporary en suite facilities.

Self-Catering Accommodation in Castletroy

Brookfield Hall Brookfield Hall

Groody Road, Castletroy, Limerick, Co. Limerick
Located in Limerick, Brookfield Hall offers a fitness centre and shared games room. The self-catering accommodation is 2.4 km from the University of Limerick, and a 5-minute drive from Castletroy Golf Club.

Troy Holiday Village - Summer Apartments Troy Holiday Village - Summer Apartments

The Groody, Castletroy, Limerick, Co. Limerick
Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Troy Holiday Village - Summer Apartments is set in Limerick, 1.4 km from University of Limerick. Limerick College of Further Education is 2.4 km from the property. Free private parking is available on...

Restaurants in Castletroy

Cafe Noir - Castletroy Cafe Noir - Castletroy

Park Point, Castletroy, Co. Limerick
Café Noir is a wholly owned Irish Company formed in 2008 with a wide range of bespoke products from our very own central production kitchens.

Chung Chung's Cuisine Restaurant

Unit 7B Castletroy commercial centre, Castletroy, Co. Limerick
Jimmy Chung has had over 20 Years experience as the head chef in a very Prestigious Chinese restaurant in Limerick and also in the Irish Capital of Dublin. Following the success of these two restaurants Jimmy Chung's New Restaurant Chung's has just o

Delish - Castletroy Delish - Castletroy

Castletroy Park Commerical Campus, Castletroy, Co. Limerick

Golden Mountain Golden Mountain

U59, The Orchard, Castletroy, Co. Limerick

Jumbo Chinese Restaurant (Castletroy) Jumbo Chinese Restaurant (Castletroy)

Unit 7 Castletroy, Castletroy, Co. Limerick

Killmurray Lodge Hotel Killmurray Lodge Hotel

Castletroy, Co. Limerick

La Cucina, Castletroy La Cucina, Castletroy

5 University Court, Castletroy, Co. Limerick
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

McLaughlin McLaughlin's Restaurant @ Castletroy Park Hotel

Castletroy Park Hotel, Dublin Road, Castletroy, Co. Limerick
Dining at the award winning McLaughlin's Restaurant at the Castletroy Park Hotel Limerick is a memorable experience with food prepared by the hotels executive chef. Only the freshest of seasonal ingredients are used to prepare the mouth-watering cuis

Meal Maza Meal Maza

The Orchard, Castletroy, Co. Limerick

Nelligan's @ Kilmurray Lodge Hotel

Kilmurray Lodge Hotel, Castletroy, Co. Limerick

Pagoda Chinese Restaurants Pagoda Chinese Restaurants

Castletroy Limerick, Castletroy, Co. Limerick

Remix Restaurant Remix Restaurant

Unit 62 Bru Na Ghrudan, Castletroy, Co. Limerick

Ruby's

Castletroy Shopping Centre, Castletroy, Co. Limerick

Z-We-Ton Chinese (Castleroy) Z-We-Ton Chinese (Castleroy)

Newtown Ctr, Castletroy, Co. Limerick
Step into a Z-WE-TON Restaurant and find yourself welcomed in a busy noodle shop of Kowloon, a cosy tearoom of Nagoya, or a popular restaurant in Nong Khai. We have seized the delicacy of the Far East and conveyed it into three different locations in

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Pubs & Nightlife

Castletroy Pubs and Nightlife: An essential part of Ireland's social life and a must for every visitor.

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