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Visually impaired Limerick sailor begins challenge of a lifetime

Visually impaired Limerick sailor begins challenge of a lifetime

| April 28, 2017

A visually impaired sailor from County Limerick has begun the first leg of a challenge to sail around Ireland in two months. Chris Egan from Ardagh, is undergoing the journey to raise awareness and funds for Irish Guide Dogs and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). Chris, a member of Foynes Yacht Club, successfully circumnavigated Ireland with fellow […]

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Council respond to dust complaints in Raheen and Mungret

Council respond to dust complaints in Raheen and Mungret

| April 28, 2017

Limerick City and County Council has responded to complaints about dust deposition made by residents in Mungret and Raheen. The complaints described thick dust deposited on cars, roofs and windows, solar panels and garden furniture, with the belief being that the source of the dust was likely to be the nearby Irish Cement plant. In a […]

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Lay-led prayers across Limerick Diocese on Tuesday

Lay-led prayers across Limerick Diocese on Tuesday

| April 23, 2017

The first ever Limerick Diocese lay-led liturgies of the Word will take place this Tuesday, April 25. Bishop of Limerick Brendan Leahy has confirmed that, with priests across the diocese attending an important in-service formation gathering, there will be lay-led public prayers in Churches across the diocese on Tuesday morning. The move is on foot of […]

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Local council wants your opinion on riverway and footbridge proposals

Local council wants your opinion on riverway and footbridge proposals

| April 18, 2017

Limerick’s citizens are being asked to share their opinions on how the city can best connect to its greatest asset, the River Shannon. Limerick City and County Council in conjunction with SAUL, School of Architecture, University of Limerick is hosting the second week of the Living Limerick: City Engage series, a new consultation process designed to collect people’s […]

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Limerick hosts largest ever community clean-up

Limerick hosts largest ever community clean-up

| April 17, 2017

Europe’s biggest ever one-day clean-up took place in Limerick on Good Friday. Over 16,500 people took to the streets of Limerick city and county to take part in the occasion. Sponsored by the JP McManus Benevolent Fund, Team Limerick Clean-up3, (TLC3) is spearheaded by Paul O’Connell and was launched at Pery Square in Limerick city where volunteers […]

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Mayor praises ‘Limerick spirit’ ahead of big clean-up

Mayor praises ‘Limerick spirit’ ahead of big clean-up

| April 13, 2017

The Mayor of the City and County of Limerick is wishing the thousands of people who have volunteered for this year’s Team Limerick Clean-Up (TLC) the very best of luck this Good Friday. Cllr Kieran O’Hanlon said: “TLC is one of the best events ever devised.  It is all about community and the strength of […]

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Works underway to conserve ‘Fireplace’ site on Nicholas Street

Works underway to conserve ‘Fireplace’ site on Nicholas Street

| April 7, 2017

Works are underway to conserve the historically significant ‘Fireplace’ site on Nicholas Street.  The site is known locally as ‘The Fireplace Site’ due to the presence of a significant fireplace feature at numbers 36-39 Nicholas Street, in the heart of medieval Limerick. A protective canopy has been placed around the entire structure to shield it […]

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Limerick to become part of the Wild Atlantic Way

Limerick to become part of the Wild Atlantic Way

| April 1, 2017

Limerick is to be linked with the Wild Atlantic Way thanks to a new tourism strategy. It is hoped that the strategy will attract over a million visitors and generate €300 million to the local economy. Minister of State for Tourism and Fine Gael TD for Limerick, Patrick O’Donovan said: “We are delighted to introduce […]

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Moyross Community Centre redevelopment approved by Minister

Moyross Community Centre redevelopment approved by Minister

| March 31, 2017

Approval has been granted for the construction of the new Moyross Community Enterprise Centre.  Funding of over €3m has been granted from Housing Minister Simon Coveney for the redevelopment of the centre which is an important project under the Limerick Regeneration Programme. The centre opened in 1994 and provides a range of services to the community including […]

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Is rural Ireland in decline?

Is rural Ireland in decline?

| March 27, 2017

Ahead of Wednesday’s ‘Building Rural Communities – Lessons from Sport’ conference at MIC, St. Patrick’s Campus, Thurles the opinion of people in rural areas were canvassed as to how challenged these communities are now. The conference takes place at 7p.m. and will have speakers including Pat Spillane, Anna May McHugh,  John ‘Bull’ Hayes and Michael […]

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