NEWS

Couple jump to safety from burning house

Couple jump to safety from burning house

Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie A LIMERICK couple had to jump for their lives to safety from the upstairs window of a burning house in the early hours of Friday morning last after a blaze took hold at a house in Carew Park around 6am. Emergency services were alerted to a fire that started at the front […]

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Artists invited to apply for studios

Artists invited to apply for studios

THE Limerick Arts Office has announced an open call to recognised artists to apply for the use of two artists’ studios at James Street in Limerick City and in Cappamore. Interested artists can submit their applications up until 5pm on June 17 with a current CV, application form, a typed cover letter including the proposed use of the studio […]

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Cycle to support school for the deaf

Cycle to support school for the deaf

 THE Mid West School for Hearing Impaired Children in Rosbrien has been chosen as the beneficiary of this year’s Cycle4SickChildren (C4SC) 2015 Awareness Tour on June 28. The tour, which sets off from Delta Retail Park, includes three route options with distances to suit all ages and abilities – a 45km route for novice cyclists, […]

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BREAKING NEWS

Couple jump to safety from burning house

Couple jump to safety from burning house

Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie A LIMERICK couple had to jump for their lives to safety from the upstairs window of a burning house in the early hours of Friday morning last after a blaze took hold at a house in Carew Park around 6am. Emergency services were alerted to a fire that started at the front […]

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Artists invited to apply for studios

Artists invited to apply for studios

THE Limerick Arts Office has announced an open call to recognised artists to apply for the use of two artists’ studios at James Street in Limerick City and in Cappamore. Interested artists can submit their applications up until 5pm on June 17 with a current CV, application form, a typed cover letter including the proposed use of the studio […]

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Film studio plans advance as Council buys former Dell building

Film studio plans advance as Council buys former Dell building

by Kathy Masterson kathy@limerickpost.ie THE establishment of a major film studio in Limerick is one step closer following Limerick City and County Council’s announcement that it is to purchase the former Dell building in Plassey. The local authority revealed this morning that it is to purchase the 350,000 square foot building from businessman PJ Noonan […]

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SPORT

Limerick needs focus on sports tourism

Limerick needs focus on sports tourism

Ireland is underachieving in its sport tourism potential despite having the capacity to be a major global player, the Shannon Group European Sport Tourism Summit in Limerick has been told. According to one of the world’s leading experts on sport market intelligence, Mike Laflin of Sportcal, Ireland ranks just 60th in the world, behind Barbados […]

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Limerick beaten in drab Munster derby

Limerick beaten in drab Munster derby

Limerick FC 0-1 Cork City KARL Sheppard’s header midway through the first half was enough to give Cork City all three points against Limerick FC in a drab Munster derby at Jackman Park on Saturday evening. The win pushed Cork to within four points of leaders Dundalk, but Limerick’s day was made all the worse after […]

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Handball – Limerick Handballer claims prestigious Team Ireland place.

Handball – Limerick Handballer claims prestigious Team Ireland place.

The curtain came down on the 40×20 handball season at the weekend with a massive weekend of Juniors action in the 2015 Irish Junior 40×20 Nationals. Six Limerick handballers went into the weekend with high hopes of a big showing and certainly did the county proud in what must rank as one of the most […]

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LIFESTYLE

City of Dreams: poem for the day

City of Dreams: poem for the day

BECAUSE it is the bank holiday. Because it is June, almost. Because there is a sniff of summer and its possibilities although 11Celsius reads on the desktop dock as I knock out this poetry at the straggle end of May. Cast not a clout, but perhaps a fishing line or anchor with encouragement from artist, […]

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My Fair Ladies at Lime Tree

My Fair Ladies at Lime Tree

by Rose Rushe DES Keogh knows how to hold a room together, not least when he’s writing the songs. Now tipping 80, Keogh’s new show ‘My Fair Ladies’ is inspired by George Bernard Show’s love life. As actor/ writer he looks the part in three-piece check and bushy beard, Keogh’s height and lope bringing us GBS […]

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Do the Elephant Walk

Do the Elephant Walk

by Rose Rushe RECOGNISED for service to the arts in Germany with a bursary of €10,000 – the Prize of the City of Frankfurt for children and youth theatre – Celestine Hennermann brings her show to town for Culture and Chips Festival. Set aside time this Saturday May 30 for ‘Elephant Walk’, ideal for two-to-five […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

City of Dreams: poem for the day

City of Dreams: poem for the day

BECAUSE it is the bank holiday. Because it is June, almost. Because there is a sniff of summer and its possibilities although 11Celsius reads on the desktop dock as I knock out this poetry at the straggle end of May. Cast not a clout, but perhaps a fishing line or anchor with encouragement from artist, […]

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My Fair Ladies at Lime Tree

My Fair Ladies at Lime Tree

by Rose Rushe DES Keogh knows how to hold a room together, not least when he’s writing the songs. Now tipping 80, Keogh’s new show ‘My Fair Ladies’ is inspired by George Bernard Show’s love life. As actor/ writer he looks the part in three-piece check and bushy beard, Keogh’s height and lope bringing us GBS […]

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Do the Elephant Walk

Do the Elephant Walk

by Rose Rushe RECOGNISED for service to the arts in Germany with a bursary of €10,000 – the Prize of the City of Frankfurt for children and youth theatre – Celestine Hennermann brings her show to town for Culture and Chips Festival. Set aside time this Saturday May 30 for ‘Elephant Walk’, ideal for two-to-five […]

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PHOTOS

Southside pitches Pirates against Mermaids

Southside pitches Pirates against Mermaids

SOUTHSIDE Stage School embraces city children  – 50 for these shows – in creating theatrical and musical platforms that are fun and educational. Look ahead to two shows coming up in Our Lady Queen of Peace school hall on Tuesday June 2 at 7pm,  ‘Pirates versus Mermaids’ and then ‘Alice in Wonderland’. Tickets at the […]

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Season triple launch in City Gallery

Season triple launch in City Gallery

by Rose Rushe IT was a crowded house for Limerick City Gallery of Art on Thursday May 21 for Ramon Kassam’s ‘Gallery’ on the ground floor and Gavin Hogg’s ‘Shadow Light’ occupying upper chambers and atrium. Siobhan O’Reilly, who has care of collections here, chose Drawings 11 as the third chapter, this absorbing and varied […]

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Year long show by LCFE Photography students

Year long show by LCFE Photography students

ANOTHER occasion on the Limerick College of Further Education events calendar will take place this Thursday May 27, 7.30pm in Absolute Hotel. Photography students launch their 13th annul exhibition, put together by 1st and 2nd Year photography learners from course work done this preceding academic year. They exhibit a selection of prints, fully titled. Spain […]

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Other Recent Stories

City of Dreams: poem for the day

City of Dreams: poem for the day

| May 29, 2015

BECAUSE it is the bank holiday. Because it is June, almost. Because there is a sniff of summer and its possibilities although 11Celsius reads on the desktop dock as I knock out this poetry at the straggle end of May. Cast not a clout, but perhaps a fishing line or anchor with encouragement from artist, […]

Continue Reading

My Fair Ladies at Lime Tree

My Fair Ladies at Lime Tree

| May 29, 2015

by Rose Rushe DES Keogh knows how to hold a room together, not least when he’s writing the songs. Now tipping 80, Keogh’s new show ‘My Fair Ladies’ is inspired by George Bernard Show’s love life. As actor/ writer he looks the part in three-piece check and bushy beard, Keogh’s height and lope bringing us GBS […]

Continue Reading

Couple jump to safety from burning house

Couple jump to safety from burning house

| May 29, 2015

Andrew Carey andrew@limerickpost.ie A LIMERICK couple had to jump for their lives to safety from the upstairs window of a burning house in the early hours of Friday morning last after a blaze took hold at a house in Carew Park around 6am. Emergency services were alerted to a fire that started at the front […]

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Artists invited to apply for studios

Artists invited to apply for studios

| May 29, 2015

THE Limerick Arts Office has announced an open call to recognised artists to apply for the use of two artists’ studios at James Street in Limerick City and in Cappamore. Interested artists can submit their applications up until 5pm on June 17 with a current CV, application form, a typed cover letter including the proposed use of the studio […]

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Cycle to support school for the deaf

Cycle to support school for the deaf

| May 29, 2015

 THE Mid West School for Hearing Impaired Children in Rosbrien has been chosen as the beneficiary of this year’s Cycle4SickChildren (C4SC) 2015 Awareness Tour on June 28. The tour, which sets off from Delta Retail Park, includes three route options with distances to suit all ages and abilities – a 45km route for novice cyclists, […]

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