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The village of Ballylanders is located in the south east corner of County Limerick in the south of Ireland. Its name in Irish is Baile an Londraigh. De Londres is an old Norman surname (French meaning "from London") which translated into English today is Landers. Ballylanders means either Town of Landers or Town of the Londoner.
Ballylanders is expanding rapidly. Housing development in the immediate area has increased recently.
Ballylanders contains a number of highly successful small businesses, which is keeping employment in the area.
On the entertainment front, there are a number of excellent pubs and nightclub entertainment, keeping both locals and tourists entertained.
There are quite a number of sports and leisure organisation in the immediate area, including Ballylanders gaelic football, Ballylanders ladies football, Ballylanders AFC soccer teams, Knockadea soccer teams, Glenroe hurling club, Community Games, Galbally and Bruff rugby clubs, Macra na Feirme, Ballyhoura Bears and many, many more.
In the Summer months, Ballylanders acts as host to many tourists who use it as a base for touring the famous Ballyhoura Country.
Located in the Ballyhoura region, it is bounded by the Galty Mountains in the east, the Ballyhoura Mountains in the south. To the west lies the Black Hill and the Sliabh Riach, and to the north-west lies Duntryleague. The Morning Star river rises from a spring in Dineen's field and flows under the bridge on the Bog Road forming the boundary between Ballylanders and Glenbrohane.
Ballylanders is centrally located, being 9 miles north from Mitchelstown, 25 miles from Limerick City, 12 miles from Tipperary Town and 40 miles north from Cork City. The nearest town, Kilfinanne, lies 6 miles to the west.
Overlooking the village are two hills, Carraturk Hill and Glenahoglisha Hill. These were formed when the ice melted
Knockadea is located a few miles south of Ballylanders village.
Galtee Climb - Saturday 13th June 2015