Archive for June, 2016

Triptix: expressions of art made by three Limerick painters

Triptix: expressions of art made by three Limerick painters

| June 30, 2016

LOCAL artists who are amateur, but gifted and highly professional in their approach and practice, get a poor shake when it comes to exhibition space. For years Sadhbh and Eoin Lyons accommodated amateur and professional classes at The Gallery (defunct) on Bedford Row. Members of that arty family report their devastation at this loss of […]

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Ryanair winter service brings sunny outlook for Shannon

Ryanair winter service brings sunny outlook for Shannon

| June 30, 2016

RYANAIR has announced two new winter sun holiday routes from Shannon Airport that will deliver and additional 76,000 passengers and support 600 local jobs. Launching its 2016 winter schedule to 12 destinations on Wednesday, the airline announced that the new winter routes will see a weekly flight to and from Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands […]

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Soccer – “We want to grow the fan base” – Limerick FC’s Martin Russell

Soccer – “We want to grow the fan base” – Limerick FC’s Martin Russell

| June 30, 2016

Martin Russell says “we cannot underestimate how important it is that everybody tries to make the club as strong as possible”, with the manager calling for another big support as Limerick look to take an important step towards the title against UCD at the Markets Field on Saturday night (kick-off 6.30pm). The Shannonsiders returned to […]

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Rugby – Munster announce their academy intake for 2016/17

Rugby – Munster announce their academy intake for 2016/17

| June 30, 2016

MUNSTER today announced that seven new recruits have been added to the Greencore Munster Rugby Academy for the 2016/17 season with Ireland U20 stars Vincent O’Brien, Sean O’Connor and Shane Daly included in the new intake. The trio, who played their part in securing a first World Rugby U20 Championship Final for Ireland, will be […]

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TV – Something for the Weekend Live Sport

TV – Something for the Weekend Live Sport

| June 30, 2016

WE bring the games and the channels, you bring the snacks Soccer Thurs-30-Jun EC Poland v Portugal 8pm RTE2 Fri-1-Jul EC Wales v Belgium 8pm RTE2 Sat-2-Jul EC Germany v Italy 8pm RTE2 Sat-2-Jul MLS Montreal v New England 10.30pm SS2 Sun-3-Jul MLS Toronto v Seattle 12.30am SS2 Sun-3-Jul MLS NY City v NY Red […]

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Finn is first ever theatre artist in residence for Belltable

Finn is first ever theatre artist in residence for Belltable

| June 30, 2016

FRESH and welcome news from Belltable, the venue at 69 O’Connell Street now defined as arts hub. Playwright and actor Mike Finn, present chair of The GAFF resource  for performance arts development, will be the first ever Belltable theatre artist in residence. Think 2017 in a scheme proposed by Finn and supported by Arts Council. […]

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Boxing – Edward Donovan European Boxing Champion Homecoming

Boxing – Edward Donovan European Boxing Champion Homecoming

| June 30, 2016
#gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1 img { } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Edward Donovan, St Saviours Boxing Club , showing his Gold Boxing European Championship Medal and Trophy at his Reception in Jerry O’Dea’s. [...]

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After Dark – Blas 20th Anniversary concert

After Dark – Blas 20th Anniversary concert

| June 30, 2016

LAST Sunday evening the University Concert Hall was alive with the sights and sounds of traditional music and dance at a very special event. The audience had travelled far and wide to the popular venue as the renowned Blas International Summer School of Irish Music and Dance celebrated its 20th Anniversary. As you can imagine […]

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When Limerick welcomed the Viking invaders

When Limerick welcomed the Viking invaders

| June 30, 2016

A new book documenting the origins of Limerick reveals how Viking invaders established working communities with the indigenous population. A Place of Great Consequence explains that when the Vikings arrived in the 10th century, they established a settlement where St Mary’s Cathedral now stands. They then expanded their community, intermingling and intermarrying with native Irish people, […]

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After Dark – BBQ Fiesta party night at the Clarion Hotel

After Dark – BBQ Fiesta party night at the Clarion Hotel

| June 30, 2016

THE BBQ Fiesta party nights at the Clarion Hotel have become a Summer favourite here in Limerick so we dropped by last weekend to catch some of the atmosphere at the popular venue. The invitation said Hawaiian shirts were welcome and there definitely lots of people getting into the party spirit as a mixture of […]

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