Archive for January, 2017

Local harpists go for gold in national competition

Local harpists go for gold in national competition

| January 31, 2017

Harpists from Clare and Limerick will be amongst the 14 finalists for the Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal that takes place in Cork on Friday 3 February, and will be broadcast live on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta. Gráinne Fitzgibbon, from Croom, Co. Limerick, learnt music from her mother, music teacher Sheila Cagney, and was taught […]

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Season of diversity at Ormston House

Season of diversity at Ormston House

| January 31, 2017

PATRICK’S Street’s art venue, gallery, platform, studio, talk shop, Ormston House is to host Limerick Literary Festival for a first time on Saturday February 25 for a children’s event.  This mix of storytelling and interaction will be led by writers Roisin Meaney and Christopher Lloyd at 11am (free in) and you can view the festival […]

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Life under a chandelier at Viennese Strauss Gala

Life under a chandelier at Viennese Strauss Gala

| January 31, 2017

THAT operatic spectacular, ‘A Viennese Strauss Gala’ returns to University Concert Hall by popular demand on February 8 with a sparkling anniversary production. This is the 15th year of this impressive tribute to the waltzes, salons, balls and magic of Austria in its full imperial glory. The company World on Stage, also behind ‘Mozart by […]

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Music stars line out for Gig For Ghana

Music stars line out for Gig For Ghana

| January 30, 2017

THE  ‘Gig For Ghana’ will take place at Limerick Strand Hotel on Thursday February 9, headlined by Denis Ryan of Ryan’s Fancy along with Denis Allen, Denis Carey and Louise Morrissey. This 8pm fundraiser has a major line up of performers. Those committed include Norman Morrissey, Manus McGuire, Nile St. James, Louise Ryan, Niall Carey,  Brian […]

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Adrian blazes a trail to national finals

Adrian blazes a trail to national finals

| January 30, 2017

An innovator from Limerick has been selected to compete in the National final of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) competition in Dublin this March. Adrian Fleming,  who co-founded Accuvio Sustainability Software, won the established business category in the Regional Finals held in Bunratty and he now has the opportunity, along with 23 other national finalists, to become Ireland’s Best […]

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Pics – Barrington’s Hospital Great Limerick Run 2017 Launch

Pics – Barrington’s Hospital Great Limerick Run 2017 Launch

| January 30, 2017

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U2 investing in Limerick’s young musical talent

U2 investing in Limerick’s young musical talent

| January 30, 2017

IRISH rock Gods, U2, are investing €3m to help the children and young people of Limerick become better musicians. The funding will go towards Phase 2 of Music Generation, an initiative started in 2010 which offers more than 100 different music programmes throughout Ireland across all genres and styles of music, reaching 38,000 children and young people annually and creating […]

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Anti-racism groups condemn immigration ban at Shannon Airport

Anti-racism groups condemn immigration ban at Shannon Airport

| January 30, 2017

Irish peace and anti-racism groups have congregated in Shannon Airport to denounce the implementation of a US Immigration ban on Muslims at pre-clearance facilities US President Trump has signed an order which means people from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen travelling to the US via Ireland are likely to be detained. “Shannon and […]

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Fundraising ball for Neonatal Unit

Fundraising ball for Neonatal Unit

| January 30, 2017

A fundraising ball will take place at the Limerick Strand Hotel on Saturday, February 11 to raise funds for the Neonatal Unit at University Maternity Hospital Limerick. A group of parents whose children have all passed through the University Maternity Hospital Limerick came together to organise a the ball to raise funds for the Neonatal Unit. This […]

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Competition winner

Competition winner

| January 30, 2017

WELL done to Martin Murphy from St Patrick’s Road who is the lucky winner of one pair of tickets and two large combo meals for a film of his choice at the Odeon Cinema in Castletroy. The answer to our film competition in last week’s edition of the Limerick Post was Despicable Me. More tickets […]

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