Oola

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Oola Úlla on the N24

Oola (Irish: Úlla, IPA: [ˈuːl̪ˠə]; or Uibhle, [ˈɪvʲlʲə], from the drumlins) is a village in County Limerick, and the province of Munster, Ireland, near Limerick in the midwest of the country. The main N24 road from Limerick to Waterford passes through the town and the town of Tipperary is located 12 kilometres south-east of Oola. It has approximately 500 inhabitants. The village is home to a church (The Church of The Sacred Heart), a petrol station, a convenience store, two public houses, a playing pitch, a post office, a credit union, a hall, and a florist. In the spring of 2012 a community council was formed to help in keeping the village archives and to maintain an information resource for villagers past and present.

History[edit]

The ruins of Oola Castle stand close to the village and in 1825, some large and perfect antlers of the Irish elk were discovered; and, in 1828, a brazen trumpet, and spear and arrow heads of bronze were found, which were placed in the museum of Trinity College, Dublin.[1]

Transport[edit]

Though the town is no longer connected to the rail network, the important station at Limerick Junction is nearby. Oola railway station opened on 9 May 1848 and finally closed on 9 September 1963.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Library Ireland
  2. ^ "Oola station" (PDF). Railscot — Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-11-22. 

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Coordinates: 52°32′N 8°15′W / 52.533°N 8.250°W / 52.533; -8.250