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New O’Connell Street will put pedestrians first

New O’Connell Street will put pedestrians first

| June 21, 2017

Plans to rejuvenate O’Connell Street in Limerick will see pedestrians placed at the heart of a new Limerick city centre. The core principles in the re-imagining of this historic street will include putting pedestrians first,  adopting a smarter travel approach, reducing unnecessary car traffic, reducing road signage and improving the streetscape The plan promotes walking, cycling and public […]

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Bishop visits Islamic Centre in show of solidarity

Bishop visits Islamic Centre in show of solidarity

| June 21, 2017

The Bishop of Limerick, Brendan Leahy, has visited the Limerick Islamic Cultural Centre to show his solidarity with local Muslims community who are observing a holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan is observed by Muslims worldwide as a holy month of fasting, introspection and prayers. Fasting is one of the five fundamental principles of Islam. Each […]

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St John’s Cathedral to play host to Southwest Michigan Chorale

St John’s Cathedral to play host to Southwest Michigan Chorale

| June 12, 2017

On Saturday 17 June at 12pm Limerick Active Retirement Association will hold a special midday concert at St John’s Cathedral in Limerick. The concert will feature the Active Retired Choir from Roscrea and visiting choir the Southwest Michigan Chorale, from St Joseph, Michigan in the United States.  Admission to the concert is free. Paddy Hyland, […]

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Limerick Social Democrats condemn mosque attacks

Limerick Social Democrats condemn mosque attacks

| June 10, 2017

The Social Democrats Limerick representative, Sarah Jane Hennelly, has pledged her support to those affected by separate incidents at two mosques in Limerick. Ms Hennelly said: “I wish to show my support for the city’s Muslim residents and the Imams of both mosques, who must have found the incidents very distressing. These acts of vandalism […]

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Southill Youth Project call on Limerick people to help them win national award

Southill Youth Project call on Limerick people to help them win national award

| June 9, 2017

Young people from Limerick’s Southill Area Centre, Club2gether Youth Project are calling on their local community to help them win a national award as part of the Irish Cancer Society’s X-HALE Youth Awards. The group has submitted a film encouraging young people to be “smoke free” into this year’s X-HALE Short Film Competition. They are […]

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Limerick loses ground-breaking humanitarian leader

Limerick loses ground-breaking humanitarian leader

| June 9, 2017

Father Jack Finucane, one of Ireland’s leading humanitarians, has passed away at the age of 80. Born in Limerick in 1937 and ordained a priest in 1963, Fr Finucane was sent to Nigeria with the Holy Ghost Fathers and was at the heart of the distribution of aid flown into Biafra by Concern and other relief […]

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Donation of critical radio equipment will prevent suicides in Limerick

Donation of critical radio equipment will prevent suicides in Limerick

| June 1, 2017

Life-saving radio equipment has been donated to Limerick Suicide Watch (LSW) to help curtail the number of people taking their own lives in the city. Provided by EMR Integrated Solutions, the two-way radios will enable members of LSW to communicate with each other more reliably, intervene more effectively in life-threatening incidents and summon the support of emergency […]

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New local culture plan will help drive creativity in Limerick

New local culture plan will help drive creativity in Limerick

| May 30, 2017

A new initiative aimed at encourage Limerick people to engage, participate and enable their creative potential has been launched at a special event in Dublin Castle. Highlights of the Limerick Culture and Creativity Plan include the digitisation of Limerick City Gallery of Art’s collection and the HearSay Audio Arts Festival which will celebrating creative audio in all […]

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Upgrades will transform Limerick’s Great Southern Greenway

Upgrades will transform Limerick’s Great Southern Greenway

| May 30, 2017

Works are to begin on the Great South Greenway Limerick (GSGL) in the west of the county following the signing of contracts between Limerick City and County Council and Roadbridge Ltd. The works involve the replacement of 20 farm crossing gate sets along the 39 kilometre route, which originally catered more for walkers than cyclists. […]

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Conqueror of Everest returns home to hero’s welcome

Conqueror of Everest returns home to hero’s welcome

| May 25, 2017

Everest mountaineer John Burke has returned home to a rousing reception in county Clare, dedicated his achievements to his wife Aoibhín. Just six days after he became the first Co. Clare man to reach the summit, the 38 year-old said that he would never have achieved his goal without his wife Aoibhín’s encouragement and support. The […]

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