It is home to the Ballynanty Rovers and the North Terrace in the famous stadium Thomond Park is also colloquially known as the "Ballynanty End."
It is also home to St. Munchin's infant and girls' school which has a particularly good reputation.
John Quinn who has resided in Ballynanty Beg since it was built in the 1950s became the first resident to hold the Office of Mayor of Limerick City (1992–93). He represented Ward 4 of the Limerick Electoral District which includes Ballynanty and was initially elected on a Fianna Fáil (FF) ticket in 1979 before joining the newly formed Progressive Democrats (PD) in 1985. He continued to serve on the Council until 1999 when he retired from public office.
The Church was designed by Andy Devane of Robinson Keefe Devane Architects, Dublin.
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