Wogan gives virtual Limerick walking tour his seal of approval


LL Limerick Post PhotoVETERAN TV and radio legend Terry Wogan was certainly not drawing any ‘blankety blanks’ when putting his own unique stamp of approval on the Limerick Virtual QR Code Walking Trail.

The witty Limerick-born entertainer has now penned a piece for the City of Culture’s Limerick’s Limericks Competition. The competition was launched earlier this month and the winning poems are going to be part of a virtual walking trail throughout Limerick City.

Wogan, a proud Limerick man, has taken part in the Limerick’s Limericks competition by writing a verse reflecting his love for his native home. A constant ambassador for his birthplace, the broadcaster has put pen to paper and written a piece reflecting how he feels about the Treaty City.

“Friendship is Limerick’s style

We invite you to stay a while,

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Share our town, our history

Treaty Stone and our courtesy

I promise, you’ll leave with a smile!”

The walking tour — the very first Virtual QR Code Walking Heritage Tour in Ireland — has been devised by a small group of innovators from Limerick company BundlBee.

There are 12 points of historical interest earmarked on the walking tour, both well known and less known landmarks. Each will have a plaque featuring a QR Code alongside a Limerick poem about the location. Once the QR Code is scanned the participant will be brought to a mobile optimised webpage that will again feature the Limerick poem and historical information gathered by local historian Ursula Callaghan, including photographs detailing the location.

The organisers are now running a competition to encouraging budding writers to get on board and be in with a chance to have their names on plaques, like Terry Wogan, around the city on this Limerick’s Limericks trail.

This trail will give the participant an opportunity to learn about the history of the beautiful city in a fun manner while also utilising the very famous Limerick poem known all over the world. The competition will run until 12 noon Monday August 25 with winners announced by August 27. For more details log onto www.limerickslimericks.com.