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Historic vessel to be refurbished as part of Heritage Grants Scheme

Historic vessel to be refurbished as part of Heritage Grants Scheme

| May 21, 2017

A number of major restoration projects are to be undertaken in Limerick city and county as part of the Government’s 2017 Community Heritage Grants Scheme. Chief among these projects is the re-rigging of the Ilen, an historic Irish sailing vessel which was built by Limerick’s Conor O’Brien in Baltimore in 1926 and is now situated in […]

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Local events and photography competition highlights of Biodiversity Week

Local events and photography competition highlights of Biodiversity Week

| May 19, 2017

National Biodiversity Week begins today (Friday, May 19) and will feature over 50 free events all across the country, celebrating Ireland’s diverse species and natural habitats. Created to encourage people to get outdoors, connect with nature and celebrate the variety of flora, fauna and habitats on our doorsteps,  National Biodiversity Week is organised by the Irish Environmental Network (IEN) […]

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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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Local fisherman honoured for his contributions to science

Local fisherman honoured for his contributions to science

| March 29, 2017

A fisherman from Ballysimon has been honoured at a special event hosted by Inland Fisheries Ireland. Recognised for his work in the Shannon Estuary and his contributions to the Scientific Eel Fishery initiative, Herbie Power’s achievements were celebrated at a gala in Athlone. Herbie first started fishing for eels over 30 years ago on the River […]

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Farming experience proves invaluable for Limerick students

Farming experience proves invaluable for Limerick students

| March 20, 2017

Four Limerick students from Salesian Secondary College Pallaskenry have taken second prize in the Certified Irish Angus Beef Schools Competition in Croke Park. The four students, Daniel McSweeney, Jamie Fitzgerald, Dean Garvey and Shaun O’Connor, entered the competition by writing a 200 word essay and were then selected as national finalists and were awarded five […]

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Cement factory extension given go ahead

Cement factory extension given go ahead

| March 10, 2017

Limerick City and County Council has granted Irish Cement Limited planning permission for an extension to its facility in Mungret in Limerick. The permission has been granted subject to 16 conditions. The €10m planned extension will see 40 new jobs created at the plant and ensure that none of the current staff will lose their […]

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UL researchers aiming to half our carbon footprint

UL researchers aiming to half our carbon footprint

| March 7, 2017

Researchers at the University of Limerick (UL) have begun a project to produce carbon fibre from forestry by-products. The LIBRE project, led by Dr Maurice Collins of the Stokes Labs, Bernal Institute at UL, aims to create carbon fibre materials in a cost-effective and more environmentally friendly way, by producing them from a naturally derived wood […]

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Meeting to discuss Castleconnell flooding to be held by end of month

Meeting to discuss Castleconnell flooding to be held by end of month

| March 1, 2017

Flood relief plans for Castleconnell Village and Montpelier will be discussed before the end of March at a public consultation organised by The Office of Public Works (OPW). The consultation will take place in Castleconnell Village, with the venue likely to be the Castle Oaks Hotel, which was the location for the previous public consultation on […]

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Mungret Park wins big at national awards

Mungret Park wins big at national awards

| February 8, 2017

Limerick City and County Council has scooped two awards at this year’s Community and Council Awards. The recently opened Mungret Park and Playground won the Disability Access and Inclusion Award, while Limerick City and County Council was announced as the Most Innovative Authority at a gala ceremony held over the weekend. The awards recognise and celebrate community and councils working together.  They provide […]

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