Archive for October, 2013

Class acts for CUISLE

Class acts for CUISLE

| October 31, 2013

  ONE of CUISLE Limerick City International Poetry Festival’s several highlights was the launch of ‘The Stony Thursday Book’ compendium on Thursday 24. Edited by Paddy Bushed, he chose 116 poets for inclusion and at The Stony Thursday Book event in 69 O’Connell Street, at least 30 read their works, among them Robin Parmar and […]

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Monumental snub to Glin school survivors

Monumental snub to Glin school survivors

| October 31, 2013

  IT was intended as a ceremony of reconciliation but the fact that a Mass and reunion for past pupils of Glin Industrial School was held on the city outskirts rather than in the village itself indicated that the purpose of the event wasn’t shared by all. The Mass, at which Bishop Brendan Leahy was […]

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Comedy debuts for Limerick’s University Concert Hall

Comedy debuts for Limerick’s University Concert Hall

| October 31, 2013

Two of Ireland’s best known comedians with weekly shows on the national airwaves, Oliver Callan and Bernard O’Shea, make their debuts in the University Concert Hall in the coming days. Oliver Callan MIMIC Oliver Callan came to prominence on The Gerry Ryan Show and Tubridy on RTE 2FM with award-winning sketch series Nob Nation. He […]

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Socials – LIT Conferring Ceremonies

Socials – LIT Conferring Ceremonies

| October 31, 2013

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Web to light up for All Souls at St John’s

Web to light up for All Souls at St John’s

| October 31, 2013

SPIRITUAL and virtual worlds will collide as part of this weekend’s All Souls Day celebration at St John’s Cathedral. In memory of deceased loved ones, candles will not only burn brightly at the cathedral this Saturday, but also across the worldwide web in a special celebration organised by international aid agency Bóthar. In a unique move […]

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Urgent plea for a tenor

Urgent plea for a tenor

| October 31, 2013

  COLLEGE Players Padhraic Hastings knows a good gig when it presents. His enthusiasm for Ken Ludwig’s show ‘Lend Me a Tenor’, theirs to perform in Lime Tree Theatre November 12 to 16 , is fuelled by College Players’  hit with Ludwig’s ‘Leading Ladies’ in 2011. And of course, certain knowledge of a plum role […]

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Queen’s honour for Limerick music man

Queen’s honour for Limerick music man

| October 31, 2013

LIMERICK native John Gilhooly has been awarded an OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II in her birthday honours list at Buckingham Palace. Gilhooly, originally from Lisnagry, received the honour this week in recognition of his service to music. The 40-year-old is director of the world-renowned chamber […]

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What to do with doggy doo doo

What to do with doggy doo doo

| October 31, 2013

AS part of a joint initiative launched by Limerick City and County Council local Tidy Towns groups are being urged to help rid streets and green areas of dog litter. And already, the ‘Stop Limerick Dog Litter’ campaign has received the backing of the Maxi Zoo pet store on the Ballysimon Road who have donated 100 […]

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City businesses come up trumps for suicide volunteers

City businesses come up trumps for suicide volunteers

| October 31, 2013

THE Limerick Post came to the rescue of the Corbett Suicide Prevention Patrol (CSPP) last week after the newspaper issued an appeal for bicycles to help the volunteers operate their nightly patrols along the Shannon river. The Limerick group patrols the Shannon riverbanks at the weekends and last week they asked The Limerick Post and […]

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Arts for Hallowe’en

Arts for Hallowe’en

| October 31, 2013

        FREGOLI Theatre Company returns a third time to Savoy Hotel, with ‘Dorset Street Toy’s on Friday November 1, Saturday 2, 7pm show. This play is “a provocative, harsh but ultimately moving exploration of love, lost childhood and the Dublin streets”.     Book on www.limericktheatre.com or facebook lunchtheatre ———————-     […]

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