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Councillors urged to review Limerick greenway

Councillors urged to review Limerick greenway

| August 31, 2017

THE Great Southern Trail Ltd say they are “extremely disappointed” with a decision by councillors in West Limerick to reject plans to extend the 40km greenway by a mere 3km to enable a link from Rathkeale to Ballingrane Junction. The board of directors for Great Southern Trail Ltd has rejected as a “spurious excuse” an […]

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Holiday makers left high and dry on Kilkee beach

Holiday makers left high and dry on Kilkee beach

| August 1, 2017

  LIMERICK holiday makers have been left high and dry on Kilkee beach as the swimming ban has dampened the moods of visitors and businesses alike. With a swimming ban imposed for several days, local businesses and visitors to the West Clare village have been left disappointed and frustrated. Last week, an electrical fault at the […]

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#WATCH Summer solstice celebrated in dawn ceremony at Lough Gur

#WATCH Summer solstice celebrated in dawn ceremony at Lough Gur

| June 23, 2017

The summer solstice has been welcomed in spectacular sound and style at one of the world’s finest stone circles, the Grange Stone Circle in Lough Gur, Limerick. The hugely significant ritual circle, complete with its 113 stones, hosted guests – some travelling from across the world – keen to capture the first rays of the […]

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Annacotty garden voted prettiest in Ireland

Annacotty garden voted prettiest in Ireland

| June 2, 2017

An Annacotty garden has been voted the best in Ireland at the Bord Bia Bloom Show Awards. Designed by Des Kingston, the garden, entitled ‘Rustica Hibernia’, belongs to the Fitzpatrick family in Annacotty, County Limerick. ‘Rustica Hibernia’, or Rural Ireland, delicately blends industrial, agricultural and local historic influences in a contemporary urban setting. The grass slope […]

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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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