Limerick conference takes care of taking care of ourselves

Broadcaster Lorraine Keane who will adress the Limerick conference.

WE’RE constantly advised to take better care of ourselves and a conference coming to Limerick aims to help people do just that.

The Midwest Empowerment and Equality Conference will take place on Friday November 11 at the University Concert Hall and is “designed to empower, educate, and encourage men and women both young and old to take better care of themselves.

The conference is to be presented by Dr Mary Ryan, consultant endocrinologist, Bon Secours at Barrington’s Limerick and The Beacon.

Irish broadcaster and journalist Lorraine Keane will open the conference with guest speakers including Dr Mary Ryan, Irish educator and consultant clinical psychologist Dr Tony Humphreys, professional coach and mentor Aidan O’Brien, domestic abuse survivor Noelle Grant Matthews, along with entrepreneurs and empowerment facilitators Laura Dowling and Oonagh O’Hagan.

There will also be discussion panels featuring guests from the fields of business, sports, entertainment, health, and academia discussing social issues affecting the empowerment of both women and men such as male suicide, sexual consent, equality in sport and media coverage, drug addiction, and pay equality across genders.

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Co-organiser Richard Lynch said: “Cleanmarine is an event sponsor and helped subsidise our costs. The event is also not for profit so any profit will be donated to our two chosen charities, Novas Initiatives and Children’s Grief Centre.”

The conference on Friday November 11 will run from 9.30am to 3.30pm at the University Concert Hall. Tickets are available from the UCH box office at 061 331549 or on