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The Brightest Stars in Hurling are Coming to Limerick

The Brightest Stars in Hurling are Coming to Limerick

This year, Centra celebrates their fifth year as sponsor of the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship

Categories: News, Sports

Special Olympics Fire Walk Limerick

Fundraising Fire Walk for Special Olympics Ireland

Over 600 people including rugby legend David Wallace will walk over hot coals to help raise funds for Special Olympics Ireland!

Categories: Fundraising/Charity, News

Carmen Limerick

Irish Chamber Orchestra team up with Ballet Ireland to present outdoor adaptation of Carmen

The Irish Chamber Orchestra team up with Ballet Ireland to present a fantastic outdoor adaptation of CARMEN as part of Limerick City of Culture 2014 at Limerick’s iconic Milk Market on 29th and 30th May

Categories: News, Ballet, Music

Limerick City and County Council

Historic final meeting held by Limerick County Council

The historic amalgamation of Limerick Local Authorities moved one step closer today as Limerick County Council convened for the final time - exactly 115 years to the day since it was originally formed.

Categories: News, Council

Limerick City of Culture

Become a Limerick National City of Culture Volunteer

Join the celebrations and be one of 500 volunteers at the heart of Ireland's first City of Culture

Categories: News, City of Culture 2014

Limerick City and County Council

Limerick Councils to Hold Historic Final Meetings

The historic amalgamation of Limerick City Council and Limerick County Council will move one step closer over the next fortnight as both local authorities convene for the final time.

Categories: News, Council

RTE’s Ryle Nugent Announces Irish Greyhound Will Have Their Day

RTE’s Ryle Nugent Announces Irish Greyhound Will Have Their Day

RTE will televise a number of greyhound races live from Limerick on 26th April, 2014

Categories: News, Sports

Mike Fitzpatrick Limerick

Limerick National City of Culture 2014 appoints Mr. Mike Fitzpatrick as Director

The board of Limerick National City of Culture 2014 is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Mike Fitzpatrick as Director.

Categories: News, City of Culture 2014

Limerick City of Culture

Limerick City of Culture 2014 welcomes Crescent Shopping Centre sponsorship

Limerick City of Culture 2014 is delighted to announce Crescent Shopping Centre as funding partners. 

Categories: News, City of Culture 2014

Riverfest launch Limerick

€5.5m Limerick Riverfest to kick-start Ireland’s summer of festivals this May Bank Holiday Weekend

Festival celebrating its 10th birthday and now delivering Limerick’s busiest weekend of the year

Categories: News, Riverfest

Indie Week Ireland Logo

Four City Venues Come Together to Create Four-Day Music Festival

Dolan's, Cobblestone Joe's, The Blind Pig and now The Crafty Fox will host Indie Week Ireland 2014, a four-day music festival taking place from Wednesday 23rd to Saturday 26th April.

Categories: News, Festival/Special Event

Doras Luimni

Logo Design Competition for new Anti-Rumours Campaign

Doras Luimní are offering you the chance to win a new Kindle Fire HD 7” tablet!

Categories: Integrating Limerick, News

Network Limerick Present Dress Like You Mean Business

Network Limerick presents ‘Dress Like You Mean Business’ with Stylist Fiona Hayes at The Savoy Hotel

Personal stylist Fiona Hayes, Founder of FH Style and member of Dundrum Town Centre Personal Style Team, is the guest speaker at this month’s Network Limerick ‘Dress Like You Mean Business’ event.

Categories: Business, News

Cappamore Library Limerick

€1M State of the Art New Library and Arts Studios Officially Opened in Cappamore, Limerick

Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan TD, has officially opened a state of the art new €1m Library and Art Studios complex for Cappamore –the first library in Limerick to be 100% self service.

Categories: News, Library

New Pilot Primary Healthcare Service for Marginalised Groups opens in Limerick

New Pilot Primary Healthcare Service for Marginalised Groups opens in Limerick

A new pilot primary healthcare service for marginalised groups has opened in Limerick as part of an innovative model of research in primary care

Categories: News

Indie Week Ireland Logo

Indie Week Ireland Selects 30 Competition Bands

Indie Week Ireland 2014 has chosen the 30 competition bands who will appear at the four day festival at the end of the month in Limerick City.

Categories: News, Festival/Special Event

Limerick Spring Festival

Limerick's First Ever Political Festival Attracts Top TV Presenters

Limerick Spring: A Festival of Politics and Ideas is a Made in Limerick project supported by Limerick City of Culture and runs from 8th to 13th April.

Categories: News, Festival/Special Event

Limerick Going for Gold Student Competition

Limerick Going for Gold Student Competition

Calling all Limerick students! Limerick's biggest ever writing competition has just been launched. We are asking you to write a short story with the theme 'How Would You Make Limerick a Better Place?'

 

 

Categories: News, Going for Gold

Talk About a Great Idea – Salon Du Chat Returns to Limerick

Talk About a Great Idea – Salon Du Chat Returns to Limerick

Think speed debating, think talk without the chit, think the conversation of life...

Categories: Festival/Special Event, News

Limerick set to join Intercultural Cities Network

Limerick will this week become an official member of the Intercultural Cities Network, an international grouping of cities which works to develop new ideas and practices concerning migrant integration.

Categories: Integrating Limerick, News

Exciting line-up announced for Éigse Michael Hartnett Limerick

Exciting line-up announced for Éigse Michael Hartnett

Author Claire Kilroy, Grammy-award winning singer/songwriter Susan McKeown, historian Professor Diarmaid Ferriter, Limerick mountaineer Mark Quinn and photographer John Minihan are amongst the confirmed participants of this year’s Éigse Michael Hartnett in Newcastle West, County Limerick from April 10-12th.

Categories: Literary Festivals, News

Limerick Person of the Year

Novelist Donal Ryan is 2013 Limerick Person of the Year

Multi award winning novelist Donal Ryan has been announced as the 2013 Limerick Person of the Year.

Categories: News

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The Michael Hartnett Poetry Award 2014

The winners of one of Ireland’s most respected poetry prizes have been announced. 

Categories: News, Poetry

The Hot Sprockets play Indie Week Ireland, Limerick

Indie Week Ireland 2014 Announces Line-Up and Industry Panel

Indie Week Ireland has announced the line-up and industry panel for this year's festival, running from the 23rd - 26th April in Limerick City.

Categories: Festival/Special Event, News

Limerick Quays

€5m Revamped City Quays Officially Opened in Limerick

Limerick's status as a Riverside City was confirmed today with the official opening of a €5 million euro revamp of its historic quays.

Categories: News, River Shannon

Public invited to shape future use of Limerick's arts and culture hub

The arts community and the wider public are being invited to have their say on the future development and use of the building at 69 O'Connell Street.

Categories: News

Limerick City of Culture

New exhibition examines Ireland’s City of Churches

A secular exhibition examining Limerick’s churches and places of worship through their records, buildings and impact on the social history of the City was launched today, as part of the City of Culture 2014 Programme.

Categories: News, City of Culture 2014

lifelong learning festival logo

Limerick Celebrates Fourth Year of Festival Promoting Lifelong Learning

Proving there is always something new to learn, Limerick’s Lifelong Learning Festival is back for the fourth year running with over 200 events and activities to interest, entertain and engage people of all ages!

Categories: Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival, News

The Friday Sessions at the Milk Market Limerick prove a great success

The successful, free Friday & Sunday lunchtime 'Sessions' at the Milk Market Limerick are coming back. 

Categories: News, Market/Fair

Strand Hotel exterior

Limerick to host major business tourism conference this week

An organisation responsible for generating millions of euro in business tourism revenue annually as well as the majority of international conference business in Ireland will hold a major national conference at The Strand Hotel in Limerick City this Thursday (March 13th, 2014).

Categories: News, Conferences

SPF grand marshals 2014

Special Olympians Announced as Limerick Grand Marshals for St Patrick's Day Parade

Special Olympics athletes from Team Munster have been announced as the Grand Marshals for the Limerick 2014 St Patrick's Day Parade.

Categories: News, St. Patrick's Festival

SPF logo 2014

Ireland’s City of Culture to host largest ever St Patrick’s Festival

More than 4,000 people are expected to participate in this year’s Limerick City St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the largest ever to be hosted in Ireland’s National City of Culture.

Categories: St. Patrick's Festival, News

IBC

1000 musicians to take part in International Band Championship

Details of one of the world’s largest and most prestigious international band competitions have been announced as part of Limerick City of Culture 2014.

Categories: St. Patrick's Festival, News

from limerick with love

From Limerick with Love – Major New Photographic Exhibition to be Unveiled in Shannon Airport

A major photographic exhibition entitled From Limerick with Love will be unveiled in Shannon Airport later this month.

Categories: News

paddies unlocked

Happenings, supported by Limerick City of Culture presents Paddy's Day Unlocked

Limerick's Milk Market will host a four hour alcohol free feast of creativity, food and dance post this year's St Patrick's Day Parade with a pop up family-friendly event as part of Limerick City of Culture 2014.

Categories: St. Patrick's Festival, News

Redemptorist Centre of Music Concert Band

Redemptorist Centre of Music prepare for Limerick’s St. Patrick’s Day

 The band have been perfecting their marching and musical skills ahead of the festival.

Categories: News, St. Patrick's Festival

EU project gets to the ‘art’ of the matter in Limerick

EU project gets to the ‘art’ of the matter in Limerick

The Mid West Region’s largest dance floor space, Daghda Limerick at the former St John's Church recently played host to a performance by members of the Limerick City-based Patterns Dance Collective.

Categories: News, Dance

Limerick City and County Council

€1.3m approved for Flood Remedial Works for damage to homes in St Mary's Park, Limerick

Limerick City and County Council has announced that work will begin immediately on repairs to homes damaged by flooding in St Mary's Park following the approval of €1.3m in funding from the Department of the Environment.

Categories: News

People's Park re-opened to public

Limerick's People's Park Re-Opens to the Public

Limerick's historic People's Park has re-opened to the public today (Thursday) following damage caused after Storm Darwin hit the city earlier this month.

Categories: News, Parks

Limerick celebrates Fairtrade Fortnight 2014

Limerick celebrates Fairtrade Fortnight 2014

A programme of talks and community events aimed at promoting awareness of Fairtrade and Fairtrade certified products throughout Limerick was launched today as part of Fairtrade Fortnight 2014.

Categories: News

World Club 7s

World Club 7s comes to Ireland for the first time this summer

On the 9th & 10th of August, Limerick will host some of the biggest names in club and provincial rugby for the Limerick World Club 7s Festival

Categories: Rugby, News

Limerick skyline

Limerick Scoops Three Prizes at National Planning Awards

Three Limerick projects were honoured at the National Planning Awards ceremony held over the weekend in Dublin Castle.

Categories: News, Awards

Minister Alan Kelly with Niall Greene, LIT; Conn Murray, Limerick city and county manager, and Mayor Cllr Kathleen Leddin, launching the funding. Picture: Dave Gaynor

Limerick City To Benefit From €1.7 Million In Sustainable Transport Funding

Over €1.7 million of sustainable transport grants have been announced for Limerick city. The funding, administered by the National Transport Authority, will be used to remove pinch-points, improve public transport, cycling and pedestrian links throughout the city.

Categories: Transport, News

County Limerick Youth Choir

Limerick’s Winning Youth Choir Seeks Singers

The award-winning County Limerick Youth Choir will open its doors to new members on Saturday 28th February when it holds auditions at Limerick County Hall in Dooradoyle.

Categories: Choral Music

Special Olympics

Rugby Legend Calls on People to Run for Special Olympics in Great Limerick Run

Former Ireland and Munster player, David Wallace, has called on Limerick people to run for Special Olympics Ireland in the Great Limerick Run and help to raise much needed funds for the sports charity.

Limerick Literary Festival

Limerick Literary Festival is launched

The 40th anniversary of the death of one of Ireland’s best known literary figures will be remembered at the 2014 Limerick Literary Festival.

Categories: Literary Festivals

Riverfest Logo new

RIVERFEST 10TH ANNIVERSARY

January 2014: Limerick's biggest festival Riverfest will celebrate it's 10th anniversary in 2014!

Categories: Riverfest

Riverdance dancers performing

Whelan set to fulfil Riverdance Dream as 20th Anniversary show launches in Limerick City of Culture

Six-show run in UL Sport Arena will kick-start Riverdance 20th Anniversary World Tour Publish Date: Monday 18th November 2013 Riverdance composer Bill Whelan today said that the Riverdance 'homecoming

Categories: Dance

Santas Magical Christmas

Festive season like no other in Limerick as city set to sparkle over Christmas with range of new attractions for shoppers

Publish Date: Thursday 14th November 2013 Santa’s Log Cabin, Polar Express train, Ice Rink and tallest Christmas tree ever amongst the wonder of Limerick this Christmas. Limerick will celebrate Chri

Categories: Festival/Special Event

Limerick Fireworks Display

Limerick City of Culture NYE Announce First Headliners

Publish Date: Friday 15th November 2013 As Limerick celebrates its designation as the first EVER Irish National City of Culture they have announced the first two outstanding headline acts for the very

Categories: Festival/Special Event

Council Rolls Out Red Carpet for Limericks GAA Teams

Council rolls out red carpet for Limerick's GAA teams

Publish Date: Monday 11th November 2013 Three of Limerick's greatest sporting achievements of 2013 have been officially recognised by the Elected Members of Limerick County Council at a reception in C

Categories: GAA, Sports

Tar Abhaile - Lough Gur, Co Limerick

Lough Gur and Knockainey, Co. Limerick to feature in new TG4 series 'Tar Abhaile'

The series will launch on Sunday 17th November and Episode 1 features the communities of Lough Gur and Knockainey, Co. Limerick as they track down and welcome home descendants of people who emigrated from their area over the last two decades.

H-Q Cultural Hub Limerick

New cultural hub launched in Limerick City

A new cultural hub for artists has been officially launched at No.9 Lower Cecil Street. H-Q features four artist studios, a bookable project space for all art forms and a visual art gallery, while an artist residency scheme is also in the process of being established.

Arcadia Quartet Limerick

Arcadia Quartet kick off Irish tour in Limerick

The first Irish tour by the international, multi award-winning Arcadia Quartet gets underway in Limerick on 26th November, 2013. The final performance in the 2013 Castleconnell Concert Series takes place in Castleconnell’s All Saints Church at 8pm.

Thomond Park in Limerick to Host Ireland v Australia as Rugby League World Cup 2013 Tournament

Limerick hosts sporting Gathering of the year

Sports fans across the country are today being encouraged to make a break for it to Limerick this weekend for one of the most action packed sporting gatherings of the year.

Limerick City of Culture Programme Launched

Limerick National City of Culture 2014 programme launched

Key elements of the year-long programme that will deliver an unparalleled blend of cultural expression and performance in Limerick throughout 2014 were announced at Daghda Dance Space in the old St. John’s Church in the city.

Limerick 2030 Photo of contract signing

Improvement works to get underway in Limerick City Centre

Work will shortly commence on the first of seven Limerick City centre sites listed for transformation under the Limerick 2030 Economic Strategy and Spatial Plan.

Draft Limerick Regeneration Framework Implementation Plan - Notice Of Public Consultation

Submissions from the public and all interested parties are now invited to the Draft LRFIP commencing on the 1st of November and continuing until the 5th December, 2013.

Shannon Airport

Ryanair announcement welcomed by Limerick City & County Council

Limerick City and County Council today welcomed the announcement by Ryanair to open 8 new routes at Shannon Airport and expand its existing passenger numbers from 450,000 to 750,000 per annum.

Limerick in Bloom 2013 Athea

Athea named overall winner of Limerick in Bloom 2013

43 other community groups throughout County Limerick were also honoured for their participation in the annual competition, now in its sixth year, at an awards ceremony held last night at the Woodlands House Hotel in Adare.

Cuisle Limerick International Poetry Festival

Limerick City festival is pure poetry

The Cuisle Limerick City International Poetry Festival which runs until Saturday was launched by Limerick born painter and member of Aosdána, John Shinnors.

Shannon Airport

Ryanair launches 8 new Shannon routes in April 2014

Ryanair, today (24 Oct) announced it will open 8 new routes from Shannon to Berlin, Faro, Fuerteventura, Krakow, Munich, Nice, Paris and Warsaw from April 2014, which will deliver an additional 300,000 passengers p.a. and support 300 new on-site jobs at Shannon.

Gospel Rising Festival Limerick 2014

National 'Gospel Rising' Festival coming to Limerick City in May 2014

O Happy Day! The single biggest gospel music event that Limerick has ever seen will take place on 9th, 10th and 11th May 2014 when the Gospel Rising team bring their festival to Limerick City with the kind support of the Arts Council.

Limerick: Culture Comes Alive

Launch of new-look guide captures the essence of Limerick region in lead up to City of Culture 2014

Limerick's vibrant offering in the arts, culture, heritage, fine dining and its comprehensive range in shopping and activities is vividly portrayed in the the latest edition of The Best of Ireland Series, Limerick: Culture Comes Alive.

Cuisle Limerick International Poetry Festival

Literary figures to gather in Limerick for International Poetry Festival

One of the pre-eminent figures of Irish Literature will participate in this year’s Cuisle Limerick City International Poetry Festival from 24-26th October. Anthony Cronin will join other established Irish and international poets the festival.

Limerick’s rich architectural history will be celebrated from 19th - 21st October when some of the city’s most interesting and unexplored buildings will throw open their doors to the public.

Limerick opens doors to Places and Spaces

This weekend, the doors of some of Limerick's most intriguing and historic buildings will open to the public for free during the 2nd annual OpenHouseLimerick (OHL) from 18-20th October.

Limerick City of Culture

Pat Cox, Chairman, welcomes budget allocation for Limerick National City of Culture 2014

"On behalf of the Board of Limerick National City of Culture 2014, I wish to acknowledge and thank the government for their allocation of €6 million in this year’s budget."

Thats Limerick DVD Launched

That’s Limerick DVD Launched

A new DVD showcasing Limerick life has been launched by The Limerick Communications Office.

Croagh to participate in the biggest Irish language competition in history!

Tune into TG4 this Sunday 19th February at 8pm to see Croagh, Co. Limerick take on Williamstown, Co. Galway competing in the battle to become TG4's top Irish speaking town - outside the Gaeltacht.

Gay Wedding/Civil Partnership Fair

Limerick To Host First Ever Civil Partnership / Gay Wedding Fair

Ireland recently celebrated the first anniversary of The Civil Partnership Act, now one year on and over a thousand ceremonies later, Limerick City is to host the first ever Gay Wedding/Civil Partnership Fair in Ireland.

Puppet Show at O'Mahony's Booksellers Limerick

Limerick to Attempt to Break the Guinness World Record for the Largest Puppet Show

LIT’s Event Management students hit the streets on February 26th to break the Guinness World Record for the largest puppet show.

Limerick Milk Market Scoops National Award

Limerick Milk Market Scoops National Award

The success of the Limerick Milk Market continues following its outstanding achievement at the Local Authority Members Association (LAMA) awards in Dublin. The Awards ceremony saw the Limerick Milk Market shine through to win the prestigious Best Heritage Project prize as well as being a finalist in the Best Community Based Initiative category.

The 'Limerick Earth Day Video Contest' was launched at City Hall this  week (Monday 27th Feb).  The aim of the contest is to 'Celebrate Limerick for Earth Day 2012'.At the launch were from left: Paul Foley, Senior Executive Officer at Limerick City Council's Environment Department, The Mayor Jim Long, Orla O'Connor, Web Co-ordinator, Limerick.ie and Trish Forde Brennan. Pic Sean Curtin Press 22.

Care About the Earth? Enter Limerick's Earth Day Video Contest

The aim of the contest is to 'Celebrate Limerick for Earth Day 2012'. Videos should be positive, creative and engaging. They should also celebrate Limerick as a place to live, work and/or visit. The contest is open to individuals, groups and schools.

Limerick International Band Championship 2012

Over 1300 Musicians To Perform In Limerick For 2012 International Band Championship

Twenty one marching bands featuring musicians from across Ireland, Europe and the USA will perform in Limerick for the 42nd International Band Championship which takes place in Limerick on Sunday March 18th 2012.

Dr. Ed Walsh to Lead Limerick St. Patrick's Day Parade 2012

Dr. Ed Walsh to Lead Limerick St. Patrick's Day Parade 2012

Dr. Walsh, a Freeman of the City and the founding president of the University of Limerick (UL) was unveiled at the St. Patrick’s Festival launch in the newly renovated Limerick City Gallery of Art in Pery Square this evening (Tuesday 28th March).

Richard Lynch is 2011 Limerick Person of the Year

Richard Lynch is 2011 Limerick Person of the Year

A man dedicated to portraying his native city in a positive light has been named 2011 Limerick Person of the Year.

Seated from left: Eileen Bourke, Jennifer Williams, Michael Daly, Enid Gibson, Anthony OÕDonnell and Mary Cooke.
Standing: Josephine Treacy, Limerick Animal Welfare volunteer, Doris OÕShea, Mary Keogh and Geraldine Gunning, Vice Chair, Limerick Animal Welfare and Sharon McGovern in costume.
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98% of Limerick think that dog owners should clean up after their dogs

The Limerick branch of the Irish Wheelchair Association joined forces this week with Limerick Animal Welfare (LAW) to remind dog owners that they can use any bag and any public bin to clean up dog litter.

Limerick City Council

New Links Between Limerick and Nanjing Announced

A memorandum of Friendship and Co-Operation between Limerick and Nanjing in the People’s Republic of China has been signed signalling a new era in co-operation between both cities.

New Design Centre Opened In Limerick - Providing Active Use For Vacant Properties

New Design Centre Opened In Limerick - Providing Active Use For Vacant Properties

The Design Atelier is a design centre opened through the innovative Creative Limerick scheme on Catherine Street in Limerick.

Limerick St Patrick’s Festival 2012 set to kick off!

Limerick’s St Patrick’s Festival organisers are inviting everyone to make the most of the Bank Holiday weekend and enjoy all the highlights that the 2012 Festival will offer in Limerick city.

Opening of Ranks - A Limerick Industry

This exhibition is a collaboration between Limerick City Archives and the Hunt Museum and is based on the stories, memories and contributions of former Ranks workers and their families.

Sun Shines in Limerick as 60,000 Spectators Enjoy Ireland's Largest St Patrick's Day Parade

University of Limerick founding president, Dr Ed Walsh led more than 4,000 colourful participants in Limerick’s St Patrick’s Day Parade as Grand Marshal of what is believed to be the largest parade in the country.

Limerick International Band Championship 2012

University Of Missouri Crowned Overall Parade Champions at Limerick International Band Championship

Twenty marching bands featuring musicians from across Ireland, Europe and the USA performed for the 42nd International Band Championship which is part of the Limerick St Patrick’s Festival on Sunday 18th March.

Learning to be Brought to Life this Month Through Limerick's Festival of Learning 2012

More than 140 FREE events spanning both City and County will take place in Limerick later this month to celebrate lifelong learning across the region through a variety of enjoyable and informative activities.

Cuisle Limerick International Poetry Festival

Limerick prepares for Feast of Poetry during October

This year’s Cuisle Limerick City International Poetry Festival will run from 24th to 26th October. Events include lunchtime readings at the Hunt Museum, screenings of poetry films, a varied programme for schools and the 'Young Poet of the Year Award'.

Dance Limerick

Largest dance floor space in Mid West opens in Limerick

Dance Limerick, a new support and development organisation for professional dance artists launches in Limerick city, will be launched this Thursday (3rd October 2013).

Fashion Roadshow Limerick

Ireland's First Fashion Roadshow is coming to Limerick this Friday 4th October

Discover Ireland’s hidden gems: VaVaVoom TV Fashion Roadshow, The First Couture and Ready To Wear Fashion Roadshow In Ireland is coming to Limerick's Hunt Museum this Friday 4th October.

Keanes Jewellers Ladies day Limerick Races 2013

Diamonds, Glamour & Style with Suzanne Jackson of SoSueMe for Ladies Day

Suzanne Jackson, one of Ireland’s leading fashion and beauty bloggers shall be judging the Keanes Jewellers Ladies Day at Limerick Racecourse on Sunday 13th of October.

Programme to revitalise Limerick Regeneration areas unveiled by Minister Jan O’Sullivan

THE roadmap for one of the State’s largest capital programmes was unveiled today, Friday September 27th 2013, with the publishing of the Limerick Regeneration Framework Implementation Plan.

Limerick City of Culture White Text

2014 is Beckoning as Culture Team Invites Applications for Funding

Limerick City of Culture 2014 is inviting cultural groups to apply for funding opportunities as the historic year approaches. The 'Made in Limerick' application packs went live today (Friday 6th September 2013), and are available to download on www.limerickcityofculture.ie.

The Gathering Poem Logo

Limerick people urged to put pen to paper for The Gathering

Budding poets across Limerick and further afield are being urged to put pen to paper and demonstrate their pride of place as part of the Year of the Gathering.

John Enright Castleconnell Flycasting Festival, Castleconnell, Limerick

Limerick lands a Reel Gathering event

The John Enright Castleconnell Flycasting Festival will attract dozens of competitors from all over the world to the banks of the River Shannon in Castleconnell from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th October, 2013.

Arts Minister lauds Limerick's Living Cultural Quarter

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan, T.D., was in Limerick City last week to officially launch the country's first subsidised living space scheme for artists and mark the redevelopment of Limerick’s cultural quarter at John’s Square.

Limerick Cruises Street Saturday Stalls

Trading boost for Cruises Street as 'Saturday Street Stalls' kicks off this weekend

Trading from 9am to 5.30pm each Saturday on Cruises Street for an initial 3 month trial period, the stalls will offer a mixture of interesting products complementing existing shops on Cruises Street.

Mental Health Awareness

Limerick Launches Mental Health Week 2013

Limerick Mental Health Week organisers are encouraging everyone to get involved and to take part in a huge range of activities and events which will take place during Mental Health Week, 7th to 12th of October 2013.

Arts Minister to launch new scheme for Limerick artists

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Mr. Jimmy Deenihan, T.D., will officially launch the country's first subsidised living space scheme for artists in Limerick City this coming Thursday.

Limerick City of Culture

From Limerick to Laois - Culture Goes Country

Culture goes country this week as the Limerick City of Culture 2014 team heads to the National Ploughing Championships!

Land │Labour │Capital Conference Limerick

Limerick event to examine relevance of 1913 Dublin Lockout in modern Ireland

Limerick City Gallery of Art, in conjunction with Goldsmiths, University of London and Future State, will host Land │Labour │Capital on September 26-28th to coincide with events nationally which mark the centenary of the 1913 Dublin Lockout.

Annacotty wins top prize in Limerick Going For Gold

There were jubilant celebrations in Limerick’s Strand Hotel this afternoon as the residents of Annacotty claimed the top prize in Limerick Going for Gold.

Culture Night 2013

Culture Night Limerick 2013 details announced

The Limerick Arts Office has announced details of the sixth annual Culture Night Limerick initiative, a series of late night cultural events that will take place at various locations throughout the city and county this Friday (September 20th).

Family fun day to kick start Limerick Tidy Towns initiative

Limerick cleans up in National TidyTowns Competition

All of Limerick's participating towns and villages recorded a mark-up in their overall marks received in this year's Tidy Towns Competition.

Retail Association Ireland pilot launch Limerick

Information evening to unveil plans for Limerick City Centre Pilot Project

Limerick City Business Association and Limerick Chamber are to host an information evening for Limerick city retailers and businesses on Monday September 16th at 7pm in the Savoy Hotel.

Limerick Jazz Festival 2013 Launch

Top International Artists to Perform at Limerick Jazz Festival

LIMERICK City will host top international and Irish artists for the second annual Limerick Jazz Festival which runs from September 26th – 29th.

Flower displays on O'Connell Street, Limerick

Limerick City rises through IBAL league ranks

Limerick City has lost its 'moderately littered' tag and is now 'clean to European norms', according to the latest survey by Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL).

Priority status given to new Foynes-Limerick road scheme

Limerick City and County Council has commenced the procurement of Engineering Consultancy Services for a proposed new road linking the Port of Foynes in West Limerick with the M7/N18 at Limerick City.

Rugby legends gear up for new international festival

Some of the best known names in Irish and international rugby have been confirmed as participants in a newly announced festival taking place in Limerick in October.

Paul O'Connell launches 'Pride in Limerick' lapel pin

Paul O’Connell and JP McManus officially launched a lapel pin to promote Limerick and pride in the city on Tuesday 27th August, at a reception in the Hunt Museum, Limerick.

Hook and Ladder to open in Limerick

The former Benetton Store at corner of No 7 Sarsfield Street and Henry Street Limerick is set to be the new home for 'Hook and Ladder' a unique occasional furnishing, soft furnishing, dining and gift store with a strong local/artisan theme due to open in the coming weeks.

Saturday trading boost for Cruises Street

Limerick City Council will shortly appoint 14 no trading stalls for Saturday trading, in the pedestrian centre of Cruises Street to commence in mid September.

Elemental Festival brings art & culture onto the streets of Limerick

Unlucky for some, exciting for others, Friday 13th September 2013 will see the return of the popular Elemental Arts & Culture Festival to Limerick.

CANNONBALL 2013 is all revved up to roar into Limerick

On Saturday August 24rd at 6pm, Limerick City will be a spectacular sight as CANNONBALL 2013 arrives with a mighty roar through O'Connell Street before cooling their jets in Perry Square so people can get up close and personal with drivers, celebrities and 160 of the finest cars on the planet.

Cemetery projects establish a social history of Limerick

The first in a series of projects aimed at documenting the social history of Limerick through one of the country’s largest cemeteries has been completed. Mayor of Limerick officially launched an online, searchable database of 70,000 people buried at Mount St. Lawrence Cemetery.

Limerick City to host Ireland’s first Urban BioBlitz

The Limerick Urban BioBlitz is aimed at identifying and documenting wildlife species, from butterflies and birds to flowers and fungi, over a 24-hour period from Friday evening to Saturday evening (23rd & 24th August).

Limerick Going for Gold judges announced

Limerick Going for Gold today announced that Caroline Curley of Limerick City Council, David Hurley of The Limerick Leader newspaper and National TidyTowns adjudicator Nick Condon will judge the TidyTowns category of this year’s competition.

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Limerick public bike scheme due for autumn 2014 launch

Limerick Smarter Travel has announced that the proposed Public Bicycle Share Scheme for Limerick City Centre will be up and running by autumn 2014.

Co. Limerick town to step back in time

As Limerick’s hurlers prepare to do battle with neighbours Clare in Sunday’s All-Ireland Hurling Senior Championship Semi-Final, the County Limerick town of Kilmallock will be recreating its own battle scene as part of Kilmallock's Walled Town Day.

Kilmallock Walled Town hosts medieval celebration

Visitors to the County Limerick town of Kilmallock are being invited to step back in time and experience a glimpse of life in medieval Ireland later this month.

The Gathering 2013 is a year long effort to bring more tourism and business to Ireland through celebrating and promoting cultural festivals and events. A number of local events will take place in Limerick City and County throughout 2013 to celebrate The Gathering.

Noonans and Bonds gather in West Limerick

More than 50 members of the Noonan and Bond families will travel from all over the world to West Limerick this weekend to participate in a special Gathering Limerick 2013 event.

Limerick City provides a new home for artists

Limerick Arts Office has announced details of the country's first subsidised living space scheme for artists.

Kilteely Crowned Overall Winner Of Limerick In Bloom 2012

Limerick in Bloom judging gets underway

Judging in this year’s Limerick In Bloom competition gets underway today and will continue throughout the week in 44 communities across County Limerick.

Irish Water regional office to be located in Limerick

The announcement today by the Department of Environment, Community & Local Government of its decision to locate one of its eight regional Irish Water offices in Limerick has been welcomed by the Mayor and Cathaoirleach of Limerick.

Limerick City blooms during fine spell

The fine spell of weather has helped to provide one of the most colourful floral displays seen in Limerick City in recent years with parks, gardens and landmark buildings coming to life in the sunshine.

70,000 Limerick cemetery burial records go online

An online, searchable database of 70,000 people buried at one of Ireland’s largest cemeteries is nearing completion and will be officially launched next month, it has been announced.

Kilteely Crowned Overall Winner Of Limerick In Bloom 2012

Limerick communities in bloom as judging stage draws near

44 communities from across County Limerick are busily preparing for the judging stages of the 6th annual Limerick in Bloom competition which takes place early next week.

Limerick eateries serve up recipes to 'Savour'

Local food producers in Limerick have joined forces to illustrate the importance of purchasing local produce and the knock-on positive effects for the environment.

Ireland's first dedicated marketing company for a city/county launched for Limerick

Limerick is going global after announcing today the creation of the Limerick Marketing Company to sell the city and county as one of Ireland’s top destinations for business, tourism and education to national and international audiences.

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It’s Munster Fleadh Time!

Fleadh na Mumhan literally kicks off this weekend with Comhaltas Does Celebrity Bainisteoir, on Sunday 14th at 2.pm. Come enjoy the Fun of the event along with a family funday including facepainting, bouncing castles and more followed by the Munster Hurling party in the Pavilion.

Limerick City of Culture

Limerick City will be Ireland's first National City of Culture in 2014

The National City of Culture Initiative will seek to bring artists, arts organisations, local authorities and civic groups that are working in a city together through the design of a calendar of events that showcases all that the city has to offer in arts and cultural expression.

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Limerick City of Culture 2014 logo unveiled

Limerick, set to become Ireland’s first National City of Culture in 2014, unveiled its new logo for the year’s celebrations at a spectacular fireworks display on the banks of the River Shannon this evening.

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Limerick Pride of Place 2013 participants announced

Moyross, Foynes, the Castleview Housing Estate in Newcastle West, and Limerick Youth Service have been nominated by Limerick City and County Councils to represent Limerick in the 2013 IPB Pride of Place Competition.

'Treaty City' to recreate siege battle and celebrate forgotten hero

The organisers of 'Sarsfield’s Day' in Limerick on August 10th say the event will not only commemorate the successful defence of Limerick City from the invading William of Orange but will also celebrate a forgotten Irish hero in Patrick Sarsfield.

2013 Limerick Street Ambassadors Unveiled

The friendliest people in Limerick are back to welcome tourists to the Treaty City for another Summer! The 2013 Limerick Street Ambassadors programme was launched yesterday afteroon as the sun shone on the city.

Limerick To Hold 2013 National Day of Commemoration Ceremony

Limerick will host a Day of Commemoration Ceremony on Sunday, July 14th to honour all Irishmen and Irishwomen who died in past wars or on service with the United Nations.

Limerick to turn green for big match weekend!

Local businesses along with Limerick GAA fans are being urged to 'Turn Limerick Green' in the lead up to both the Munster Minor and Senior Hurling final showdowns on July 14th.

Limerick City of Culture

Find Out More About Limerick City of Culture 2014!

An opportunity for members of the public to find out more about Limerick’s preparations to become the first National Irish City of Culture in 2014 will take place on Thursday, July 11th at a showcase event in ‘Culture House’ @ No.2 Pery Square.

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Limerick City of Culture Appoints New Artistic Director

The governing board of Limerick City of Culture 2014 has announced that Karl Wallace has been appointed as Artistic Director.

Spirit Of Limerick Photographic Competition

With a vast range of stunning landscapes, Limerick is a city well versed in the art of photography and now the Spirit of Limerick Photographic Competition is calling on amateur and professional photographers to capture their Limerick for the inaugural competition.

Limerick Rolls Out the Red, White and Blue Carpet for 4th of July Festival

Following on from the success of the inaugural festival last year, Limerick’s 4th July Festival will host a range of events on the weekend of July 6th and 7th.

Ireland's Top Swimmers Join Forces to Launch Thomond Swim 2013

Sizzling sunshine and the crystal clear waters of the river Shannon in the heart of Limerick city greeted some of Ireland’s top swimmers for the launch of the Thomond Swim 2013 which will take place on Saturday 20th July at 4.15 pm.

Caroline Kennedy and Family to Visit Bruff, Co. Limerick this Friday

Fifty years after President John Fitzgerald Kennedy famously visited Limerick, his daughter Caroline Kennedy will this week return to the Mid-West to trace her father’s links and visit her ancestral family home in Bruff, Co. Limerick.

BeSpoke Limerick Bike Festival 2013 as part of Bike Week, Friday 14th to Sunday 23rd June 2013

Limerick Smarter Travel presents BeSpoke Bike Festival 2013!

Limerick’s Bike Week 2013 will take place from Friday 14th to Sunday 23rd June and will get off to an impressive start with a public interview with American former professional road racing cyclist Greg LeMond on Friday 14th June.

Limerick 2030 - TRANSFORMATIONAL CHANGE AND A NEW VISION FOR LIMERICK

Limerick City and County Councils have announced details of an ambitious plan which will transform Limerick city centre, its economy, and the way it is marketed as an ideal location for investment over the next 17 years.

Gathering Ambassadors provide a warm Limerick welcome this summer

Visitors to Limerick are receiving an extra warm welcome as Volunteer 'Gathering' Ambassadors take to the streets of city this summer.

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Limerick selected as pilot city location by Retail Excellence Ireland

Limerick City and County Council Manager Conn Murray has welcomed the announcement that Limerick has been selected as one of two pilot locations as part of a national effort by Retail Excellence Ireland to revive Ireland’s towns and cities.

Thomond Park to host gaming convention

More than 300 people from all over Europe are expected to gather at Thomond Park from June 14th-16th to participate in the 15th annual Conclave Games Convention.

Weastflows (west and east freight flows)

Mid West Region’s freight logistics hub potential is highlighted

A survey of European regions that have developed sustainable freight transport systems is expected to be completed in the coming weeks as part of a research project aimed at exploring how the Limerick-Shannon Gateway could be developed as a Sustainable Gateway for freight transport.

Limerick City Civil Service fundraising campaign to raise money for the Limerick Branch of The Samaritans and Pieta House.

Civil Defence fundraiser for Limerick support groups

Limerick City Civil Service has announced it will be holding a fundraising campaign this weekend to raise money for the Limerick Branch of The Samaritans and Pieta House.

The Gathering 2013 is a year long effort to bring more tourism and business to Ireland through celebrating and promoting cultural festivals and events. A number of local events will take place in Limerick City and County throughout 2013 to celebrate The Gathering.

Political and business figures return home for Limerick Gathering event

The Head of Chicago’s biggest motor dealership, a former White House political advisor, relatives of the former Archbishop of Melbourne and other descendants of the Noonan and Cagney families from Ballingarry, Granagh and Croom will be in attendance at a Gathering event this June.

Limerick Performance in Sport Award March 2013

Limerick Hockey team nets Performance in Sport Award

The Catholic Institute Men’s seconds has been named the winner of the Performance in Sport Award for March, sponsored by Limerick-based first aid and medical device specialists Fleming Medical in conjunction with Limerick Sports Partnerships.

Leviathan Political Roadshow Limerick

Next stop for Leviathan Political Roadshow marking 40 Europe years is Limerick

Marking 40 years of European Membership and Ireland’s succession of EU presidency, Leviathan Political Cabaret will visit Limerick for an evening of frank discussion, public conversation and entertainment.

Ballyhoura International Walking Festival

Get your boots on for the 2013 Ballyhoura International Walking Festival

1,000 walkers are expected at the Ballyhoura International Walking Festival. Together, they will cover a total of 20,000km and burn 40 million calories over the May bank holiday weekend in Limerick!

Limerick Riverfest Fashion Friday

Fashion Friday on Thomas Street for Riverfest Limerick 2013

Limerick fashionistas are invited to enjoy Fashion Friday on Friday 3th May to kick-start Riverfest over the May Bank Holiday weekend!

Limerick City Green Routes

Work to commence on the Limerick Southern Green Route – Ballinacurra Creek to Punches Cross

Limerick City Council has appointed John Cradock Construction Limited as main contractor for the construction of the first phase of the Limerick Southern Green Route.

Jerry Flannery launches Kids Run for Fun Limerick

Rugby legend helps launch Ireland's largest mass participation event for children

The Great Limerick Run in association with the Limerick Sports Partnerships and the HSE Health Promotion Unit have announced details of Ireland's largest single mass participation event for children, the Barringtons Hospital Great Limerick Run Kids Run for Fun.

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Limerick launches Riverfest 2013 - Celebrate the City this May Bank Holiday Weekend

Limerick will become a mecca for foodies, fun seekers and fun runners this May Bank Holiday weekend as the city's biggest festival RIVERFEST launched its programme of events today.

Limerick Racecourse to host largest student event in Ireland 2013

Limerick Races student raceday 2013 shall take place on Thursday 11th of April at Greenmount Park.

Limerick Regatta

Silver Hair and Silverware Celebrated at Launch of Limerick Regatta 2011

Deputy Mayor of Limerick, Cllr Ger Fahy was on hand to launch the 2011 Limerick Regatta. To celebrate Limerick’s designation as European City of Sport this year’s Limerick Regatta promises to be bigger than ever before when crews take to the water in O’Brien’s Bridge on Saturday April 30.

Foynes Flotilla will set Sail to Riverfest

Foynes Flotilla will set Sail to Riverfest 2011

Foynes Yacht Club members will be sailing to Limerick City on this Saturday, April 30 to participate in the 2011 Riverfest, which the people of the city celebrate every year.

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Spectacular Watersports Display for Limerick Riverfest 2011

Limerick’s majestic River Shannon will be the setting for a spectacular water sports display next Sunday, May 1st, as the 2011 European City of Sport celebrates Riverfest!

Riverfest Fashion Friday, Limerick Milk Market, 29th April 2011

Riverfest Fashion Friday 2011 Launched at the Milk Market

Limerick fashionistas are invited to enjoy a day long celebration of style and watch the Royal Wedding live on a BIG SCREEN at the city’s famous Milk Market to kick-start Riverfest over the May Bank Holiday weekend!

Riverfest 2011

Thousands to Flock to Limerick City for Riverfest 2011

Limerick will host a spectacular party on the banks of the River Shannon over the May Bank Holiday weekend as the 2011 European City of Sport hosts its annual Riverfest Summer Festival!

Sunday Funday at Limerick Racecourse

Family Fun is the feature of the day at Limerick Racecourse on Sunday 7th April 2013. With 7 National Hunt races on the card, enjoy the thrilling racing action along with a host of other activities for the family to enjoy.

Limerick Riverfest

Ulster fans invited to Limerick for May Bank Holiday weekend festival 2012!

Ulster Rugby fans who celebrated a magnificent victory over Munster Rugby in Thomond Park on Sunday 8th April are being invited back to Limerick city over the May Bank Holiday weekend for a spectacular party on the banks of the River Shannon for Riverfest 2012.

Limerick Riverfest Great Limerick BBQ

Great Limerick BBQ sauce to be sold across Limerick for Riverfest 2012

Amateur chefs who enter the Great Limerick BBQ sauce competition for Riverfest this Saturday, May 5th will have their winning creation produced and sold in shops across the city.

Limerick fashionistas are invited to enjoy Fashion Friday this Friday 4th May to kick-start Riverfest over the May Bank Holiday weekend!

FREE Fashion Shows from Limerick city centre boutiques for Riverfest 2012!

Limerick fashionistas are invited to enjoy Fashion Friday this Friday 4th May to kick-start Riverfest over the May Bank Holiday weekend!

Little Catherine Street, Limerick

Pilot arts project announced for Catherine Street

This pilot project will involve the cleaning and upgrading of service junction boxes on Catherine Street and Little Catherine Street. Each junction box will be cleaned down and re-painted in an artistic way by the Limerick City Art Gallery.

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Incentive scheme for businesses & retailers to occupy vacant properties in Limerick City

The scheme provides financial incentives to encourage new businesses to open in Limerick City. Occupiers of vacant properties are offered incentives for higher order retail and office uses.

Four new retail outlets for Limerick City Centre

Limerick City Council has welcomed the news that four new retail outlets are scheduled to open in the City Centre in the coming weeks.

An Taisce National Spring Clean

Gloves at the ready as Limerick prepares to Spring Clean

Limerick County Council, in association with An Taisce, is urging people all over Limerick to get involved in the 14th annual National Spring Clean Campaign.

Photo of a marching band waving the Canadian maple leaf flag on Limericks O'Connell Street.

Burlington Teen Tour Band (Canada) Overall Parade Winners at Limerick International Band Championship

Canada’s oldest and largest youth marching band, The Burlington Teen Tour band have taken the top prize at the Limerick International Band Championship in front of 40,000 spectators in Limerick.

Limerick City Attempts World Record with the most St. Patrick’s

Limerick’s St Patrick’s Festival 2013 entertained like never before with a fun filled parade, bright sunshine and a world record attempt!

St. Joseph's Hospital Records Dating Back Almost 200 Years to be Preserved by Limerick City Archives

A fascinating insight into Limerick’s social history has been unlocked with the transfer of almost two hundred years of records from St Joseph's Hospital to Limerick City Archives.

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The Treaty City Turns Green in Celebration

Limerick’s St Patrick’s Festival is turning the Treaty City green – literally! Some of Limerick’s most iconic buildings will be glistening green to celebrate St Patrick’s Day.

Limerick Celebrates 'A Feast Of Trees' During National Tree Week

The Cathaoirleach of Limerick County Council, Cllr. Jerome Scanlan today planted an Oak Tree at Killeline Heights, Newcastle West, Co Limerick to mark the beginning of National Tree Week in County Limerick.

Limerick Schools Programme gets to the 'Art' of the Matter

The Limerick County Arts Office has announced details of its 17th annual Artist in School Residency Programme, which will see hundreds of Limerick primary school students participate in art workshops during the next few months.

Limerick celebrates International Day of Happiness with street festival

Limerick Volunteer Centre is celebrating the first UN International Day of Happiness on Wednesday, 20th March by organising a Happiness Street Festival on Bedford Row from 11.30am – 2.30pm.

Helen O'Donnell is 2012 Limerick Person of the Year

A woman who spearheaded a major drive to enhance and revitalise Limerick City Centre has been named Limerick Person of the Year 2012 while journalist and broadcaster Vincent Browne has received a lifetime achievement award from his home city.

Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival

Limerick celebrates third year of festival promoting lifelong learning

Almost 200 FREE events and activities will be on offer in both Limerick City and County later this month promoting and celebrating learning in all its forms.

Business and Sports Tourism delivers EUR50M boost to Clare and Limerick

The Shannon Region Conference and Sports Bureau has attracted business and sports tourism worth an estimated €50 million to counties Limerick and Clare during the past decade, figures released this week show.

Limerick Smarter Travel

Join our team of Smarter Travel Champions for twenty weeks

Join our team of Limerick Smarter Travel Champions by incorporating smarter travel planning into your daily routine for twenty weeks. A small change can have a big difference on your wellbeing and, of course, your wallet.

Limerick Regeneration project achieves milestone as first housing project finished

Delighted residents selected for the mix of 34 apartments and houses at the Cliona Park, Moyross development were presented with the keys by Housing Minister Jan O’Sullivan in an official hand-over ceremony at the complex.

Internationally renowned performers Macnas to dazzle at Limerick's 2013 St Patrick's Day Parade

Limerick's St Patrick's Day parade will entertain like never before with highly acclaimed street theatre group Macnas set to interact with and enthral spectators at this year’s event.

On Monday March 18th, the Limerick International Band Championship will celebrate its 43rd anniversary and over 800 musicians will converge in Limerick for the party!

Over 1000 musicians to perform in Limerick for 2013 International Band Championship

Twenty one marching bands featuring musicians from across Ireland, Europe and the USA will perform in Limerick for the 43rd International Band Championship which takes place in Limerick on Monday, 18th March 2013 at 12 noon.

A strategic tourism plan aimed at establishing the County Limerick town of Adare as a gateway location for the wider County Limerick and Shannon Region has been launched by Leo Varadkar. Picture shows from Left is Maeve Martin Kelly Manager of Adare Heritage Centre, Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar & Lady Dunraven.
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Tourist Destination Plan to make Adare gateway to Shannon Region

A strategic tourism plan aimed at establishing the County Limerick town of Adare as a gateway location for the wider County Limerick and Shannon Region has been launched by Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar.

Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar (Saturday, 23 February, 2013) officially opened a new section of The Great Southern Trail in Abbeyfeale, County Limerick. Picture Credit: Brian Gavin/Press 22

Minister Varadkar officially opens Great Southern Trail

Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar has officially opened a new section of The Great Southern Trail in Abbeyfeale, County Limerick.

Your guide to some of Limerick's biggest and brightest festivals this year!

From zombies to literature - Limerick launches its new festivals guide

Fancy some new movies? Some tag rugby? Or maybe even try your hand at Irish coffee making? Whatever you’re after, Limerick is where it’s at! A comprehensive festivals guide to a host of events taking place in the Treaty City during 2013 has been launched with an exciting mix of events to suit every taste.

Ranks exhibition wins major award for Limerick City Council and the Hunt Museum

Both organisations have been jointly awarded 'Best Publication/Interpretation Award 2012 by the Industrial Heritage Association of Ireland at an awards ceremony held in the ESB Head Offices in Dublin.

Irish eyes are smiling as Limerick's bid for 2018 Gay Games gets another seal of approval

Limerick’s application for the addition of Boxing & Wheelchair Rugby to the approved sports list for the 2018 Gay Games has been officially approved by the international Federation of Gay Games (FGG).

Limerick City and County Councils welcome 'Living City Initiative'

The Living City initiative, which only applies to Limerick City and Waterford, provides for tax relief for residents who refurbish Georgian houses in designated areas. It also provides tax relief to retailers who carry out works to upgrade or re-fit their shops in the designated Georgian area.

Limerick Festivals & Events

The 29th Kate O Brien Weekend launched in Limerick

The Kate O'Brien Weekend will take place in Limerick from the 22nd to the 24th February 2013. The weekend brings together readers and contemporary writers in a relaxed environment to discuss ideas, styles and topics that make up the work of today’s writers.

Abbey Cookery School, Limerick

Enterprising Limerick Chef Launches New Abbey Cookery School

Ever wished you knew how to cook the perfect ham for Christmas or just want more interesting everyday meals? Now thanks to the new Abbey Cookery School in Limerick City, you can. The Abbey Cookery School is an exciting new development in Limerick for those who love food, cooking and entertaining at home.

Meitheal Mid West

Emerging Limerick Entrepreneurs Invited to Basque Workshop to Consider Co-operative Business Model

Mid-West entrepreneurs finding it difficult to bring their business ideas to fruition in the current climate are being invited to consider an alternative way to get into the marketplace.

Chamber of Commerce

Finalists for Limerick Region Business Awards Announced

Limerick Chamber has today (12/10/11) announced the finalists for the inaugural Limerick Region Business Awards 2011.

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Limerick Woman Vicki O'Toole Wins IMAGE Businesswomen of the Year Award

Limerick woman Vicki O’Toole, MD of packaging company JJ O’Toole Ltd, was named winner of the prestigious IMAGE Businesswoman of the Year Award at a ceremony in The Merrion Hotel on Wednesday, November 30.

The 2013 Limerick St Patrick's Festival is pulling out all the stops to turn the Treaty City green with a huge display of St Patrick's who will fill the city's main thoroughfare of O'Connell Street to celebrate The Year of the Gathering..Pic Sean Curtin Photo.

Theme of Limerick St Patrick's Festival 2013 announced

The 2013 Limerick St Patrick’s Festival is pulling out all the stops to turn the Treaty City green with a huge display of St Patrick’s who will fill the city’s main thoroughfare of O’Connell Street to celebrate The Year of the Gathering.

Work starts on €10 million major tourism projects in Limerick City

Minister for transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar has welcomed the start of work on two major tourism projects for Limerick City valued at over €10 million.

Neil Cusack - January 1975 cover photo of Runner's World

Three new city Olympic trails launched in Limerick

These trails are the first of their kind to be developed in Ireland and one of the few projects to be endorsed by the Olympic Council of Ireland.

Great Limerick Run

Barrington’s Hospital signs up as first ever title sponsor of the Great Limerick Run

The rapid growth of the Great Limerick Run has been reflected by the announcement that it has secured a title sponsor, Barringtons Hospital, at the launch of this year’s event, which will be held on May 5th next.

22/01/13 Details of the Limerick Gatherings were announced at a launch in front of the city's iconic 13th Century King John's Castle featuring many of the local communities organising events in 2013.. Picture: Sean Curtin Photo.

Limerick to host 61 Gathering events during 2013

Details of the Limerick Gatherings were announced at a launch in front of the city’s iconic 13th Century King John’s Castle featuring many of the local communities organising events this year.

Limerick Events

Heritage Lecture Series to Examine Limerick’s Past, Present and Future

Limerick County Council has announced details of its sixth season of biennial lectures on the Built Heritage of Limerick.

Director of Economic Development with Limerick Local Authorities welcomes Vistakon Ireland Investment

Limerick Local Authorities welcomes Vistakon Ireland Investment

Tom Enright, Director of Economic Development with the Limerick Local Authorities has welcomed the announcement by Vistakon Ireland of 100 production jobs and 200 temporary construction jobs as a vote of confidence in Limerick as an excellent place to do business.

Limerick Smarter Travel - Make a Smarter Travel Resolution

Make a smarter resolution for 2013

Join Limerick Smarter Travel in ringing in the new year with a 'Smarter Resolution'. Why not incorporate walking, cycling, car sharing or taking the bus into your daily life and to tell us about your experiences.

€1m Investment in Music Education in Limerick

City of Limerick VEC, in partnership with other key stakeholders, today announced that Limerick City Music Education Partnership (LCMEP) 1 has been chosen by Music Generation to develop music education across Limerick City over the next three years and beyond.

Limerick City Council

Limerick City Council approves historic 5% Commercial Rate Reduction

Members of Limerick City Council have approved a historic five percent reduction in Commercial Rates in Limerick City, having considered and adopted a Budget with a total projected spend of €160m between the Revenue and Capital account.

Limerick

Limerick Contribution to Sport Award Winners Are Announced

'Monaleen GAA Club stalwart Paddy Dillon has been named overall winner of the 2012 'Gerard McDonnell Contribution to Sport' awards.

Limerick Races Festive Fashion Day

A day of glamour and style is promised at Limerick Racecourse on Friday the 28th of December. Christmas Fashion for many is one of the highlights of the festive season, what better reason to wear that new winter coat!

Limerick Local Heroes

Christmas Artisan Fair to take place in Limerick City Centre

Limerick Local Heroes in collaboration with Limerick Traders association are hosting a very special Christmas Artisan Fair on Bedford Row on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd of December.

Rotary Remembrance Tree launched in Limerick

The annual CHRISTMAS REMEMBRANCE TREE at the junction of Bedford Row and O' Connell St was launched on Friday 7th December 2012 at 11am.

Free On-Street Parking for Christmas Shoppers in Limerick City

FREE On-street Parking for Christmas Shoppers in Limerick City

On-street parking will be FREE on all Friday and Saturday afternoons between 2pm and 5.30pm from Friday December 2rd to Friday, 30th December 2011 inclusive.

Local Patrickswell men David Kilcoyne and Conor Murray of Munster Rugby were on hand to help launch the 4 day Irish Independent Limerick Christmas Racing Festival which starts on Wednesday 26th December and runs until Saturday 29th December 2012.

Rugby Stars launch the Irish Independent Limerick Christmas Racing Festival

Local Patrickswell men David Kilcoyne and Conor Murray of Munster Rugby were on hand to help launch the 4 day Irish Independent Limerick Christmas Racing Festival which starts on Wednesday 26th December and runs until Saturday 29th December 2012.

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Try out a new sport for free!

Through a collaboration with Doras Luimní and Limerick City Sports Partnership, Shannon Rowing Club is providing an opportunity for people to try out rowing for a trial four week period, free of charge!

Upper William Street Street Christmas Family Fun Day

The Upper William Street Traders association are to launch their Christmas season on December 8th with a family fun day supported by local businesses and traders. To celebrate this special event €500 euro in prize money is up for grabs for street entertainers and buskers who perform during the day.

Limerick will welcome choirs from across the world and showcase its proud tradition of choral singing at the inaugural Limerick Sings International Choral Festival, 31st May - 2nd June 2013.

New International Choral Festival Launched in Limerick

Limerick will welcome choirs from across the world and showcase its proud tradition of choral singing at the inaugural Limerick Sings International Choral Festival which the city will host in June 2013.

Limerick City Gallery of Art

Into the Light: Limerick City Gallery of Art to host major Arts Council showcase

Incredible images of pop art, graphic prints and stunning works reflecting the swinging sixties will feature in a new exhibition in Limerick City Gallery of Art opening later this week in a major showcase to celebrate 60 years of The Arts Council supporting the Arts.

Kerry Agribusiness Irish St Leger 2012 Finals

Kerry Agribusiness Irish St. Leger Final to be shown live on RTE News Now

The countdown is on to the Final of the Kerry Agribusiness Irish St. Leger which carries with it a prize fund of €62,000 and is the biggest event in the Limerick Racing Calendar.

Transition year students from Rathkeale and Newcastle West have concluded a pilot training course provided by Limerick County Fire and Rescue Service.

Limerick Students Become Fire-Fighters for a Week

Transition year students from Rathkeale and Newcastle West have concluded a pilot training course provided by Limerick County Fire and Rescue Service.

A series of waste prevention activities for members of the public is planned across Limerick as part of the fourth annual European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR).

Waste Reduction Week activities lined up for Limerick

A series of waste prevention activities for members of the public is planned across Limerick this week as part of the fourth annual European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR).

With Christmas almost upon us and the festive scent of mince pies and mulled wine in the air, Brown Thomas Limerick is delighted to welcome a leading selection of Irish and international fine foods and wines to sit alongside the artisan and handcrafted Christmas produce.

Brown Thomas Limerick unveils 'The Christmas Food Market'

With Christmas almost upon us and the festive scent of mince pies and mulled wine in the air, Brown Thomas Limerick is delighted to welcome a leading selection of Irish and international fine foods and wines to sit alongside the artisan and handcrafted Christmas produce.

The Great Limerick Run scooped the Limerick Chamber of Commerce 'Best Business Award' in the Sports, Art and Culture category at last Mid-West Business awards ceremony on Friday 16th November 2012.

Great Limerick Run wins Limerick Chamber Sport & Culture Award

The Great Limerick Run scooped the Limerick Chamber of Commerce 'Best Business Award' in the Sports, Art and Culture category at last Friday night's Mid-West Business awards ceremony.

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Limerick's official website celebrates it's 2nd birthday!

Limerick.ie – the official online guide to Limerick is celebrating two years since it was launched on 15th November 2010. Since that date, almost 410,000 people from188 countries have visited the website.

New Initiative to Attract Arts and Cultural Tourism to Limerick

The Shannon Region Conference and Sports Bureau, in conjunction with Shannon Development, has launched a new initiative aimed at promoting Limerick’s designation as the first National City of Culture in 2014.

A one-stop-shop event next month showcasing the wide range of sport and physical activity opportunities for people with disabilities in Limerick.

Limerick Event to Make Sports Accessible to All

Limerick City and County Sports Partnerships have announced details of a one-stop-shop event next month showcasing the wide range of sport and physical activity opportunities for people with disabilities in Limerick.

The Gathering 2013 is a year long effort to bring more tourism and business to Ireland through celebrating and promoting cultural festivals and events. A number of local events will take place in Limerick City and County throughout 2013 to celebrate The Gathering.

Local Fund to support Gathering Limerick events & activities now open for applications

Applications for funding from The Gathering Ireland €1m Local Community Fund are invited from Limerick groups and organisations who are organising Gatherings / activities across the city and county in 2013.

County Limerick

National Pride of Place Award for Knockainey, County Limerick

Knockainey in County Limerick has been named one of the principal winners in this year’s IPB Pride of Place Competition in association with Co-operation Ireland.

Dustin to join Twink in All Star Panto this Christmas in Limerick

Dustin to join Twink in All Star Panto this Christmas in Limerick

This December Dustin and Twink will be reunited on stage as they star in the greatest pantomime of them all - Cinderella at University Concert Hall, Limerick.

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Limerick to Host National Pride of Place Ceremony this Weekend

Limerick’s iconic Thomond Park Stadium will be the venue for a glittering Oscars Style ceremony this Saturday night, November 3rd, for the annual Pride of Place competition.

Limerick City Council

FREE on-street parking for shoppers in Limerick City this Christmas

Christmas shoppers & visitors to Limerick City can avail of more than 3000 free on-street car parking spaces EVERY DAY in a new parking initiative starting this December. (Publish date: Tuesday 23rd October 2012)

Over 250 sports athletes of hurling, rugby and soccer took part in five friendly matches to celebrate the official launch of the largest all-weather sports complex in Europe at the University of Limerick.

Europe's Largest All Weather Facility Officially Launched by Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport

Over 250 sports athletes of hurling, rugby and soccer took part in five friendly matches to celebrate the official launch of the largest all-weather sports complex in Europe at the University of Limerick.

This photo is courtesy of David Woodland Photography

Southside Boxing Academy opened by Minister Leo Varadkar

The first Boxing High Performance Unit outside of Dublin was launched in Limerick with the support of Irish Olympians John Joe Nevin and Darren O'Neill.

Kilteely Crowned Overall Winner Of Limerick In Bloom 2012

Kilteely Crowned Overall Winner of Limerick in Bloom

42 other community groups throughout County Limerick were also honoured for their participation in the annual competition, now in its fifth year, at an awards ceremony in Limerick County Hall last night.

Mayor of Limerick, Cllr Gerry McLoughlin, is encouraging the people of Limerick to invite relatives home for 'The Gathering' next year using a series of four new colourful postcards highlighting the natural beauty of Limerick City.

New Limerick Postcards Highlight the City's Natural Beauty

Mayor of Limerick, Cllr Gerry McLoughlin, is encouraging the people of Limerick to invite relatives home for 'The Gathering' next year using a series of four new colourful postcards highlighting the natural beauty of Limerick City.

Soulscapes

Inspirational Speakers Lined up for SoulScapes 2012

The medieval town of Kilmallock, Co. Limerick, provides the atmospheric backdrop to SoulScapes, a festival series jointly organised by Limerick County Council and Friars Gate Theatre Kilmallock.

Rugby League World Cup Trophy Lands In Limerick

The Rugby League World Cup trophy was put on display in Limerick today as tournament officials visited Thomond Park to announce the ticket selling arrangements for the Ireland and Australia group game in 2013.

Great Limerick Run Delivers €2.45 Million Economic Boost To Limerick City

Great Limerick Run Delivers €2.45 Million Economic Boost to Limerick City

The organisers of the Great Limerick Run have welcomed the findings of an economic and social impact report completed by Focus Consulting on behalf of Limerick City Council which reveals that the 2012 event generated €2.45m to the local economy.

Cuisle Limerick International Poetry Festival

Cuisle Festival Welcomes the World of Poetry to Limerick

The 17th annual Cuisle Limerick City International Poetry Festival will fill the city with verse starting Wednesday 10th October and running through Saturday.

Limerick’s rich architectural history will be celebrated from 19th - 21st October when some of the city’s most interesting and unexplored buildings will throw open their doors to the public.

Limerick's most interesting buildings welcome the public for ‘Open House’

Limerick’s rich architectural history will be celebrated later this month when some of the city’s most interesting and unexplored buildings will throw open their doors to the public.

40 Years of Innovation Celebrated at the University of Limerick

UL40 Launch Weekend Celebrations - ALL WELCOME

We are delighted to inform you of the weekend activities which will take place on the UL campus on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th September 2012 to launch UL40. We hope many of you will find it possible to bring along family and friends to UL to enjoy all that our wonderful campus has to offer.

High Performing Students to be Awarded All Ireland Scholarships - President Clinton to Attend Awards Ceremony in Limerick

High Performing Students to be Awarded All Ireland Scholarships - President Clinton to Attend Awards Ceremony in Limerick

The annual All Ireland Scholarship awards ceremony will take place at the University Concert Hall, Limerick on Saturday 17th November where President Bill Clinton will be guest of honour.

Ladbrokes Munster national & Keanes Jewellers Ladies day at Limerick Racecourse

Ladbrokes Munster National & Keanes Jewellers Ladies Day 2012 Launched

Limerick Racecourse held a coffee morning in aid of The Irish Hospice Foundation as part of Ireland largest coffee morning in The Hunt Museum, Limerick on Thursday 20th of September. The event was also the launch of the Ladbrokes Ireland Munster National and Keanes Jewellers Ladies day.

Rotary

Rotary Remembrance Tree Limerick

Limerick’s annual Christmas Remembrance Tree at the junction of Bedford Row and O Connell St was unveiled today, Thursday 8th December, 2011 at 11am.

Pride Festival Flag Making Workshop

Flying Proud and Ready to Celebrate

The Limerick Pride 2012 festival kicks off this weekend and as usual the calendar of events promises a wide mix of cultural, education, awareness and entertainment events.

Southill Takes Top Honours in 2011 Pride of Place Awards

Five Local Limerick Projects in the running for a 2012 Pride of Place Award

Judging will take place this week of the five Limerick city projects from the community and voluntary sector which are in the running to win a prestigious Pride of Place Award 2012.

'Night of Fires' added to Elemental Arts Festival Line up in Limerick this September

An already spectacular confection of a day has just had the ultimate icing on the cake added to the bill. The ELEMENTAL team are delighted to announce that King John's castle will become the focus of the finale with a spectacular event entitled 'Night of Fires'.

Culture Night

Limerick County Culture Night 2012 Details Announced

The Limerick County Arts Office has announced details of the inuagural Limerick County Culture Night 2012, a series of late night cultural events that will take place at various locations throughout the County on Friday September 21st.

Pery Square to Become Open Air Art Gallery

Pery Square to Become Open Air Art Gallery

If you have an eye for art, you could well come away from Limerick’s Georgian Quarter with your very own treasure! On Sunday 16th September, Pery Square will be a rainbow of colour as it hosts a new free open-air art exhibition ‘Art on the Park’.

Ireland’s first Fashion Quarter is launched in Limerick

Limerick’s ladies are well known for their style and the city’s talented fashion graduates sweep the boards at award ceremonies - now the capital of the Mid-West has launched Ireland’s first Fashion Quarter.

Limerick’s brand new venue opens its doors for business this September

The Lime Tree Theatre is a brand new, state-of-the-art 510 seat theatre, situated in Mary Immaculate College in Limerick city centre.

Newcastle West in Limerick is shaping up to be the place to be this September. Despite the weather, the town is making final preparations for their end of summer highlight, The Knights of Westfest Festival which will take place from 12th - 16th September 2012.

Newcastle West 'Knights Of Westfest' Music Festival 2012

Newcastle West is shaping up to be the place to be this September. Despite the weather, the town is making final preparations for their end of summer highlight, The Knights of Westfest Festival.

Limerick Pride 2012 Launches in all it's Glory

Limerick Pride organising committee officially launch the 2012 festival as the final preparations are being put in place for another year. Running from Saturday September 1st – Sunday September 9th the festival has become an annual highlight on the Limerick & Mid-West Festival calendars.

Elemental Arts and Culture Festival will bring the arts in all shapes and sizes to Limerick for one day of back-to-back entertainment on Saturday September 15th.

Elemental Limerick Arts & Culture Festival 2012 Launched

Elemental Arts and Culture Festival will bring the arts in all shapes and sizes to Limerick for one day of back-to-back entertainment on Saturday September 15th.

Culture Night

Culture Night Limerick 2012 - What will you see!

Its that time of year again, Culture Night 2012, Limerick and the nations chance to experience the city through culture as venues around the city throw open their doors to the public for FREE on Friday 21st September.

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Limerick public urged to come out and support Thomond Swim 2012!

Limerick’s top open water swimmers will be in action on the River Shannon on Saturday, September 1st for the 2012 Thomond Swim.

Communities are invited to play their part for the 27th Milford Hospice annual Harvest Fair taking place on Sunday 2nd September in Limerick.

27th Harvest Fair to Raise Funds for Continued Development of Milford Hospice Services

Communities are invited to play their part for the 27th Milford Hospice annual Harvest Fair taking place on Sunday 2nd September.

The Gathering 2013 is a year long effort to bring more tourism and business to Ireland through celebrating and promoting cultural festivals and events. A number of local events will take place in Limerick City and County throughout 2013 to celebrate The Gathering.

Limerick communities urged to take part in The Gathering

Community representatives across Limerick are being invited to participate in a public meeting about The Gathering Ireland 2013 in the Woodlands House Hotel in Adare on Tuesday, 4th September at 7pm.

Battling the Beast of Ballyhoura

The Beast of Ballyhoura Adventure Race is back for 2012 and is scheduled to take place over the August Bank Holiday Weekend from August 3rd to 6th.

Hermitage Green getting ready for the off at Limerick Races for Twilight Racing

Hermitage Green ready for the Off at Limerick Racecourse

Imagine all the heart pounding excitement of a race meeting compressed into 3 hours followed by live music and entertainment. Then look no further than Limerick Racecourse on Thursday 26th July for the final night of Twilight Racing with Hermitage Green.

Limerick Milk Market

Limerick Milk Market’s 500,000 visitors spend €32m in city centre

The Milk Market had a record year, attracting over 500,000 visitors in the last twelve months and contributing €32m to the City Centre economy, the recent AGM of the Limerick Market Trustees was told.

Pig 'n' Porter Tag Rugby Festival

Limericks’ Pig n’ Porter gets underway this weekend!

More than 4,000 people and 130 teams will travel to Limerick this weekend for the world’s largest tag rugby festival, the Pig n’Porter which kicks off this Saturday, July 14th.

Limerick Going for Gold’s Most Creative Garden Competition 2012

The Parkway Shopping Centre is sponsoring a prize fund to the value of €1,000 for the Going for Gold Garden Competition!

9 year old Cormac Meeghan, a participant in the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) Limerick/Shannon Estuary Rally, is pictured here in Limerick Marina with Noel Griffin, IWAI, the newly elected Mayor of Limerick Cllr. Gerry McLoughlin and Dr.Vincent Cunnane, Chief Executive, Shannon Development.

Limerick welcomes it's largest ever flotilla of boats

The largest ever flotilla of boats to visit Limerick sailed into the city’s marina last weekend as part of the inaugural Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) Limerick/Shannon Estuary Rally.

Limerick Street Ambassadors, Ollie Hayes, Jennifer O'Brien, Eithne Deloughry O'Byrne, Kieran Von Sparking,Declan Hassett & Albert Cullen
Pictured Credit Brian Gavin Press 22

2012 Limerick Street Ambassadors Unveiled

Summer may be a washout but you’ll be sure of a warm welcome in Limerick with the return of the Street Ambassadors team!

Limerick City Council

Limerick to hold National Day of Commemoration Ceremony on Sunday 8th July

Limerick will host a Day of Commemoration Ceremony on Sunday, July 8th to honour all Irishmen and Irishwomen who died in past wars or on service with the United Nations.

'The Altitude Gym' in Delta Sports Dome, Ballysimon Road, Limerick is the only facility of its kind in Ireland

Ireland's First & Only Altitude Training Gym Opens at Delta Sports Dome Limerick

The Gym which is a sealed chamber reduces the oxygen content in the Air to Simulate High Altitude to improve Athletic Performance when training.

Limerick Residents Recycle over 20 tonnes of Electrical Waste at ERP Recycling Events!

Limerick Residents Recycle over 20 tonnes of Electrical Waste at ERP Recycling Events!

ERP, Ireland’s only pan-European compliance scheme for electrical and electronic waste and battery recycling hosted two successful recycling events in Limerick recently with 21 tonnes of electrical waste being recycled by Limerick residents.

Stars and stripes line the streets of Limerick for 4th July celebrations

Limerick City is alive with the sights and sounds of the USA this week as the inaugural Limerick 4th of July celebrations take place across the city.

John Daly, Bryan Meehan, Paul Breen, Peter Hanagan, Steve, Conor Ryan and Ed Hanson pictured in Limerick for the Launch of the Limerick Jazz Festival.
Pic. Brian Arthur/ Press 22.

Top international and Irish artists to perform for the inaugural Limerick Jazz Festival

The historic city of Limerick will celebrate its first-ever jazz festival between September 28 - 30th 2012 with a lineup of some of the most exciting live performance groups ever to play in Ireland

US Embassy support for Limerick July 4th celebrations

US Embassy support for Limerick July 4th celebrations

The Limerick 4th July organising committee is delighted to announce that the inaugural Limerick 4th of July celebrations have received the full support of the US Embassy.

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More than 250,000 people visit Limerick.ie in its first 18 months online!

The figures were released as the site celebrates being the top Google search for ‘Limerick’ on the internet.

Limerick City Councillor's Maurice Quinlivan, Michael Hourigan, Tom Shortt, Mayor Jim Long, Kathleen Leddin and Kevin Kiely pictured at a dog litter clean up campaign at City Hall Limerick.
Picture: Don Moloney / Press 22

Thousands of free 'poop the scoop' bags available from Limerick City Council

Limerick City Council is giving all dog owners a year's supply of free 'poop the scoop' bags in 2012 as the Stop Limerick Dog Litter campaign gathers momentum across Limerick.

Limerick School of Art & Design celebrates a hat-trick for the second year in a row at the Triumph Inspiration Award 2012

Limerick School of Art & Design celebrates a hat-trick for the second year in a row at the Triumph Inspiration Award 2012

Twenty-one year old fashion design student Jordan Edmonds Moore from Crecora in Limerick has been named winner of the prestigious lingerie design competition, The Triumph Inspiration Award 2012.

Former rugby international Jerry Flannery whose Limerick pub will host the welcome party this year and tag rugby player Alie Lacey launch the 2012 Pig n' Porter Festival in Limerick. Picture: Alan Place /  Press 22

Limerick's Pig n' Porter Tag Rugby Festival set for record entries

More than 3000 competitors are expected to participate in Limerick’s famous Pig n' Porter Festival – one of the largest tag rugby events in the world- which takes place this year on Saturday, July 14th.

Limerick's own take on Bloom

Limericks Milk Market is to host the first Limerick Flower and Garden Show, in what is hoped to be an annual event. The event takes place this Sunday, June 10th in the all weather Milk Market running from 11am to 4pm.

Frank O’Mara, Limerick’s greatest Olympian of modern times, competed in three Olympic Games in Barcelona 1984 in the 1500m, Seoul 1988 in the 5000m and Los Angeles in 1992 also in the 5000m.

Limerick Athletics to honour Olympic Legends

Three of Limerick’s most famous athletes Frank O’Mara, Mick O’Shea and Niall O’Shaughnessy, will return from the USA to join their Irish based Olympic colleagues, in a unique reunion in the Clarion Hotel on Saturday evening next the 26th May.

Limerick launches going for gold campaign

Limerick is 'going for gold' as Ireland’s cleanest city with the announcement of a major campaign to encourage businesses, community groups and individuals to improve their areas in a bid to make the city litter free.

Hermitage Green getting ready for the off at Limerick Races for Twilight Racing

10 Years of Twilight Racing at Limerick Racecourse

The fixtures and acts for Twilight Racing 2012 have been confirmed. Now in it's 10th year, the Twilight series has welcomed some of the best in Irish talent to Greenmount Park.

eva International Announce Artists for the 2012 Exhibition: After the Future

eva International, Ireland’s dynamic biennial of visual art, takes place in Limerick from 19th May to 12th August 2012.

Celebrate Africa Day Limerick with a weekend of free fun events!

Limerick will enjoy the sights and sounds of its African communities with a fun filled weekend of colourful events to celebrate Africa Day on Friday May 25th.

Limerick Festival of Food

Love Gourmet Week back by demand in Limerick & Shannon region

Limerick’s phenomenally successful, 'Love Gourmet Week' celebrating local produce and organic food will take place between June 1st- June 10th 2012 it was announced this last Friday.

Gandelow Boats to race on River Shannon in Limerick for the first time in 65 years this weekend

Gandelow Boats to race on River Shannon for the first time in 65 years this weekend

Limerick families will have the chance to see traditional Gandelow boats racing on the River Shannon for the first time in 65 years this Saturday, May 19th.

Hurlers & Hurdles at Limerick Racecourse

Hurlers & Hurdles this Sunday at Limerick Racecourse

The Supermacs GAA Day takes place this Sunday 20th May. The Limerick Cul Camps team will be arranging some skills training and demonstration matches on the day for any children interested in taking part in the Kellogg's Cul Camps this summer.

Shane Broderick to launch Accessible Adare Information Leaflet

Adare Community Council are pleased to announce the launch of the Accessible Adare leaflet by renowned Jockey turned successful horse trainer Shane Broderick on 17th of May @ 2.30pm in the Adare Heritage centre.

Frances Healy’s hilarious performance of 'The Candidate' for the inaugural Lunchtime Theatre at the Savoy Hotel Limerick

Limerick’s Lunchtime theatre at the Savoy sells out with inaugural production

Last Thursday & Friday saw a packed house for the first production of the new Limerick lunchtime theatre concept at the Savoy Hotel, supported by Limerick Local Heroes.

Friday and Sunday "Music at the Milk Market"

The Milk Market Limerick is set to stage a series of fun and exciting events, beginning with “Music at the Milk Market” Fridays and Sundays.

Action packed weekend in store at Brown Thomas Limerick

Brown Thomas Limerick will be a hive of activity this Saturday when Munster players Paul O’Connell, David Wallace and Felix Jones will visit the store between 2pm and 4pm for a live Q&A session and to meet with customers and supporters in the menswear department.

Paul O'Connell, Cllr Jim Long, Mayor of Limerick and Kieran Lehane, City Manager pictured at City Hall, Limerick where Munster and Ireland Legend Paul OÕConnell received the Freedom of Limerick City.
Picture: Don Moloney / Press 22

Rugby international Paul O'Connell receives the Freedom of Limerick City

International rugby player and current Munster Rugby captain Paul O’Connell has been made a Freeman of Limerick at an outdoor ceremony in Limerick city..

Michael Noonan TD Minister for Finance (2nd left) presenting the Overall Ambassador Award to Padraig Kirby, and Jerald Kavanagh, Library, LIT, with Dr Vincent Cunnane, CEO Shannon Development; Dr Fergal Barry LIT, Tony Brazil, Chairman, and Karen Brosnahan, Shannon Region Conference & Sports Bureau Ambassador Awards at the University of Limerick. -Photo: © Kieran Clancy / Picsure Ltd

Sports & Conference Ambassadors honoured for €35m contribution to Shannon Region

Shannon Development & the Shannon Region Conference & Sports Bureau welcomed guest of honour, Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan TD to the Pavilion in the University of Limerick on Friday, April 13th, to pay tribute to sports and conference ambassadors who brought €35m worth of business to the region over the last two years.

A unique Regional 'Reuse' Exhibition has been launched in Ormston House in Limerick City Centre

The aim of the Reuse exhibition is to encourage householders to offer items for reuse and promote the use of the free national reuse website www.FreeTradeIreland.ie.

ERP Junk Kouture Recycled Fashion Competition

Limerick Students Dazzle in an Array of Junk Kouture!

The Southern Regional Final of the ERP Junk Kouture Recycled Fashion Competition which saw the top 50 entries from the South take to the catwalk in their self-made creations.

Paul O'Connell

Rugby International Paul O’Connell to Receive the Freedom of Limerick City

Limerick City Council has announced that international rugby player and current Munster Rugby captain Paul O’Connell is to receive the Freedom of Limerick City.

RTE 2FM DJ Ruth Scott Launches Limerick’s Lifelong Learning Festival 2012

Rte 2fm DJ Ruth Scott Launches Limerick’s Lifelong Learning Festival

The 2012 Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival was officially opened by RTÉ 2FM DJ Ruth Scott in the newly revamped Limerick City Gallery of Art last evening.

If you’re looking for a family fun day out then look no further than Limerick Racecourse on Sunday 1st April for the McMahons.ie Family Fun Day.

Children dine for FREE at the McMahons.ie Family Fun in Limerick Racecourse

If you’re looking for a family fun day out then look no further than Limerick Racecourse on Sunday 1st April for the McMahons.ie Family Fun Day. Our action packed programme of activities has something for everyone.

'Getting to know you' Discover Limerick Tourism Event Announced

'Getting to know you' tourism event announced

A new event designed to let Limerick people know about the wealth of activities and attractions available to them on their doorstep will take place on Wednesday 28th March 2012 at Limerick Racecourse.

Family fun day to kick start Limerick Tidy Towns initiative

Family fun day to kick start Limerick Tidy Towns initiative

A group of business people, retailers and members of the public are in preparations for the first phase of Limerick’s entry into the national Tidy Towns competition.

Thomond Park in Limerick to Host Ireland v Australia as Rugby League World Cup 2013 Tournament

Thomond Park to Host Ireland v Australia during Rugby League World Cup 2013

Rugby League World Cup 2013 today announced the schedule of matches for the group games and quarter finals being held in October and November next year. Limerick is delighted to be hosting the hugely exciting Ireland v Australia tie.

Limerick Charity Pancake Tuesday Cook-Off for Simon Community

Charity Pancake Tuesday Cook-Off for Simon Community

On pancake Tuesday, Feb 21st the flipping brilliant Limerick people are launching their quest to find Ireland’s Tastiest Pancake with the ultimate chef v chef challenge taking place for CHARITY outside The Savoy Hotel, Limerick.

Limerick City Council Offers Free Wi-Fi In Public Buildings

The service, which allows members of the public to browse the internet free of charge is now available at all branches of Limerick City Library and in public areas of Limerick City Hall as well as the newly refurbished Limerick City Gallery of Art in Pery Square.

Kate O'Brien Festival Limerick, 25th-27th February 2011

The 28th Kate O’Brien Weekend to take place from 24th-26th February 2012

Speakers confirmed for 2012 are John Boyne (The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas), Frank McNally, well known journalist with the Irish Times, Katharine Towers, whose poems express human relationships in terms of music and vice versa and the guest lecture will be given by Nobel Prize winner, Seamus Heaney.

University of Limerick Concert Hall

University Concert Hall Nominated for IMRO Live Venue of the Year

University Concert Hall is delighted to be short listed for the 4th annual Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) Live Music Venue of the Year Awards!

The Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan, welcomes the announcement by the Minister of State for Public and Commuter Transport Alan Kelly that Limerick City has been selected as a Smarter Travel Area.
At the launch were Mayor of Limerick Jim Long, Minister of State for Public and Commuter Transport Alan Kelly, and Limerick County Manager Ned Gleeson. Pic: Sean Curtin Press 22.

Limerick Welcomes Announcement of €9 Million Funding Boost as a Designated Smarter Travel Area

Mayor of Limerick, Cllr Jim Long, Cathaoirleach of Limerick County Council, Mary Harty and UL President Prof Don Barry have welcomed today’s announcement that €9m of funding will be made available to Limerick City following a national competition for a major new sustainable transport investment programme.

Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Events

Learning to be Brought to Life this June (2011) through City’s First Festival of Learning

Limerick’s significance as a City Of Learning will be highlighted this June with a brand new festival to focus on the benefits of lifelong learning. The first ever Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival takes place from the 13th to the 19th June.

Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival: Friday

Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival 2011 to be Opened by RTE Star Emma O’Driscoll

Next Tuesday, June 14th, Limerick’s Lifelong Learning Festival will be officially opened by RTE star Emma O’Driscoll. Everyone is invited to come to the FREE open day at the Milk Market which will showcase all the festival highlights from 12-3pm with music and dance performances, sport, craft and cookery displays!

Limerick St. Patrick's Festival 2011

Seventy Thousand Spectators Watch Limerick’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Limerick celebrated its largest EVER St Patrick’s Day Parade with over 4600 participants taking part in the colourful event as the city celebrated being crowned 2011 EU City of Sport.

Limerick Celebrates its Love of Sport for St. Patrick’s Day!

Limerick is celebrating its reign as European City of Sport 2011 with a sporting theme for its St. Patrick’s Festival!

Limerick St. Patrick's Festival 2011

Five Sporting Heroes to Lead Limerick’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2011

Four of Limerick’s most popular and successful sporting heroes will lead this year’s Limerick St Patrick’s Day Parade as the city celebrates being crowned 2011 EU City of Sport.

Limerick St. Patrick's Festival 2011

One Thousand Musicians to Flock to Limerick for St. Patrick’s Festival International Band Parade 2011

Close to 1000 musicians from marching bands around Ireland and the USA will join Limerick’s finest to showcase their talents with adrenalin pumping music for the 41st Limerick International Band Parade and Competition on Sunday, March 20th.

Ballyhoura Mountain Park

Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Trails welcome 45,000 visitors in 2011

Research by Millward Brown Ulster reveals the importance of the Ballyhoura Mountain Biking Trails in generating €2.5m for the local economy.

Limerick City Gallery of Art

Launch of Newly Extended Limerick City Gallery of Art

Limerick City Gallery of Art is delighted to present two major exhibitions to coincide with the launch of the newly extended Carnegie Building which will be officially opened by Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht, on Monday 16th January at 5pm.

Dublin Coach Launches New Route from Limerick to Dublin

Ireland’s leading luxury national bus and coach operator, Dublin Coach, has announced the creation of its new intercity bus route from Dublin to Limerick.

William Street

William Street Welcomes New Illuminated Features

More than twenty new illuminated cones have been installed on Limerick’s William Street providing a colourful addition to one of the city’s best known shopping streets.

Pictured L-R is Steve Gleeson, Gleesons Sports Scene, Gerry Barry, author, Barry McGuigan, former world champion and Kieran Ryan, Limerick Regeneration.

Boxing High Performance Unit on the Way for Limerick

The first Boxing High Performance Unit outside of Dublin is set to open in Limerick in early 2012. Limerick Regeneration Agency is in advance talks with the Irish Amateur Boxing Association about establishing a 14,000 square foot High Performance Unit in the former Fulflex building in the Galvone Industrial Estate in Southill.

'Back the Bid – Limerick 2013' - Limerick Bids for 2013 Rugby League World Cup Games

Rugby League World Cup is Coming to Limerick

Shannon Development and the Shannon Region Conference & Sports Bureau are delighted to announce that Limerick has been named as a host venue for the 2013 Rugby League World Cup.

Brown Thomas Instore Events

Brown Thomas Limerick to welcome Munster Rugby Stars!

As the official formal wear partner to the Munster Rugby Team, Brown Thomas Limerick is delighted to announce that it will be welcoming David Wallace, Keith Earls and Conor Murray to the store for a special customer event in the menswear department from 2pm tomorrow, Saturday 26th November 2011.

Pitch for Shane Unveiled in Limerick

The Mayor of Limerick, Cllr Jim Long, has officially unveiled the 'Pitch for Shane' art project in memory of Shane Geoghegan who died tragically in November 2008.

Southill Takes Top Honours in 2011 Pride of Place Awards

Southill Takes Top Honours in 2011 Pride of Place Awards

Southill Family Resource Centre has taken the top prize in the ‘Community Health Initiative’ category at the 2011 Pride of Place Awards.

Four Local Limerick Projects in the Running for a 2011 Pride of Place Award

Four Local Projects in the Running for a 2011 Pride of Place Award

Four Limerick city projects from the community and voluntary sector are in the running to win a prestigious Pride of Place Award 2011 in the Co-operation Ireland Pride of Place Cities Competition.

Pan European Football Finals

Limerick GAA Prepares for Pan European Football Finals - 500 expected to visit European City of Sport for Weekend

Limerick GAA is putting the finishing touches on preparations for hundreds of visiting footballers as they get ready to host the Pan European Football Finals on November 4th & 5th.

Free Parking for Limerick City Shoppers in Participating City Centre Car Parks

Free Parking for Limerick City Shoppers in Participating City Centre Car Parks!

Limerick traders and participating city centre car parks have joined forces to offer a new service to provide free parking to Limerick shoppers.

Soulscapes

SoulScapes Festival to Provide Rich Evenings for the Mind and Spirit

The medieval town of Kilmallock provides the atmospheric backdrop to the November SoulScapes Festival Series which is being jointly organised by Limerick County Council & Friars Gate Theatre Kilmallock.

Three Outstanding UL Graduates Honoured in Limerick over the Weekend

Three Outstanding UL Graduates Honoured in Limerick over the Weekend

At a glittering black-tie evening held on Saturday, 15 October, the University of Limerick Alumni Association hosted the 6th Annual Bank of Ireland UL Alumni Awards.

Limerick Women's Mini Marathon 2011

Sun shines for 2011 Limerick Women's Mini-Marathon

Thousands of Limerick women ran for good causes in the late Autumn sunshine yesterday as part of the 2011 Limerick Women’s Mini-Marathon.

Limerick Language Alive Week, 17th-23rd October 2011

Celebrate the Inaugural Limerick Language Alive Week

Limerick's inaugural Language Alive Week is a week-long calendar of events enabling people of all ages and nationalities to join and celebrate the diversity and vibrancy of language in their community.

Limerick's top hotels and restaurants have come together to create a fantastic value for money offer for all rugby supporters heading to Thomond Park Stadium for Magners League games this season!

Launch of Rugby League Ireland Autumn Internationals

Deputy Mayor of Limerick, Cllr Gerry McLoughlin officially launched details of Rugby League Ireland’s Autumn International Series which culminates in Ireland’s first ever Rugby League International in Thomond Park against France on Saturday November 5th at 5pm.

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Limerick Teenagers Set to Experience Safety Street Once Again!

Following the success of Safety Street 2010, teenagers from various youth groups in Limerick City will once again work their way through an interactive centre where they can experience various realistic scenarios in a safe environment.

Limerick City Environmental Grants Increased Thanks to Support of JP McManus Charitable Foundation

Limerick City Council is delighted to announce that its 2011 environmental grants to local communities have been increased thanks to the generous sponsorship of the JP McManus Charitable Foundation.

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Silicon Valley comes to the Salesian School in Limerick

Teachers at the Salesian School in Fernbank are hoping to find new ways to engage their students in learning through the experience of a top education expert from the US who will address them in Limerick this Wednesday (Sept 21st).

Rowing Interpros

Limerick City Centre to Host Rowing Extravaganza

Excitement is building as competitive rowing makes a return to Limerick City in great style with the announcement that Limerick European City of Sport Sprint Regatta will take place in Limerick City Centre on Saturday afternoon, September 24th.

Live at the Big Top

Limerick’s Live At The Big Top Weekender

On the third week of September, Limerick City will see four days of great live music shows, presented by Dolans, for the ‘Live At The Big Top’ festival.

Outbreak Limerick Zombie Festival

Zombies to Take over Limerick Streets for Outbreak Festival

Limerick’s streets will be over-run with zombies during OUTBREAK, the city’s first Zombie festival, it was announced today (Monday 12th September). From September 29th-October 2nd, Limerick will play host to hundreds of zombies all for a good cause as the largest Zombie themed party weekend Limerick has ever seen will take place.

Limerick Language Alive Week

Limerick has a long and proud tradition of storytelling, poetry, and music with a rich historical heritage. Limerick City Council invites community groups to celebrate the diversity and vibrancy of language in their community by running an event that brings language alive, helps to connect communities and breaks down communication and cultural barriers.

Limerick Volunteer Fair

Limerick to Celebrate the Commitment of it's Volunteers at the 6th Annual Limerick Volunteer Fair

Taking place on Sunday 25th September, the fair will be a celebration of the commitment of people through out Europe and in Limerick who work in their communities during their free time without being paid.

There were jubilant celebrations in City Hall, Limerick as the residents of Castletroy View won the top prize in the E50K Community Challenge. John Keeny, Harold Richardson and Joe Ryan, memebrs of the Castletroy View winners jump for joy. Picture Sean Curtin Press 22.

Castletroy View Wins the Final of the €50,000 Community Challenge in Limerick

There were jubilant celebrations in City Hall, Limerick this morning (Wednesday 7th September) as the residents of Castletroy View won the top prize in the €50K Community Challenge.

Ladbrokes.com Munster National & Ladies Day

Limerick Racecourse Launches Ladbrokes.com Munster National & Ladies Day

Ladies, Lipstick and Ladbrokes! The Ladbrokes.com Munster National at Limerick Racecourse is just around the corner taking place on Sunday 9th October 2011.

The Summer Sessions at Limerick Milk Market

The Friday 'Summer Sessions' at the Milk Market Limerick Prove a Great Success

The successful Friday lunchtime 'Summer Sessions' at the Milk Market Limerick have just come to an end, after a great nine weeks run. The free concert sessions, which showcased a diverse range of musical talents, made a telling difference to the ambiance at the market, and to Limerick City, during the peak holiday season.

Ciara Brolly, Share a Dream Foundation, Verena Tarpey, Limerick Rape Crisis Centre and Michelle Costelloe, Share a Dream Foundation, get in some running practice at the launch of the Limerick Women's Mini-Marathon in the County Hall, Dooradoyle, Limerick. The marathon will take place at 2pm on Sunday 16th October 2011        Picture by Dave Gaynor

Limerick Women's Mini-Marathon Launched

Thousands of Limerick women are preparing to roll up their sleeves, lace up their trainers and run for good causes by participating in the 2011 Limerick Women’s Mini-Marathon.

Limerick Pride Festival

Happy 10th Birthday Limerick Pride!

The Limerick Pride fesival is celebrating it’s tenth year. The festival is the highlight of the LGBTQ calender in the South West area. This year the organising committee wish to have the voice of Limerick’s LGBTQ community heard by as many people as possible.

An Alfa 8C2300 leaving Pery Square Limerick

Limerick Grand Prix Commemoration 2011

On Sunday September 4th the Limerick Classic and Vintage Car Club, (LCVCC), will host an event to mark the 75th anniversary of the 1936 Limerick Grand Prix.

Culture Night

Culture Night Limerick 2011 - What will you see?

Now is your chance to experience Limerick through culture as venues around the City throw open their doors to the public for FREE. The city is celebrating its rich arts and cultural life with a programme of events for Culture Night 2011.

Limerick Flowers

Limerick Parks Department Colours the City

The Parks Department of Limerick City Council says it has been inundated with calls and emails praising its city centre floral displays this year. The new 'Bridges in Bloom' basket and flower tiers have been singled out for the splash of colour they are delivering.

Roches Street Traders 10th Annual Charity Art Festival

Roches Street Traders 10th Annual Charity Art Festival

Everyone likes a bargain! And so it should prove once again between 12th and 24th September as the Traders on Roches Street exhibit local Art in their shop windows for this their 10th Annual Charity Art Festival.

Limerick Public Urged to Come Out and Support Thomond Swim!

Limerick’s top open water swimmers will be in action on the river Shannon on Saturday, August 27th for the 2011 Thomond Swim.

The Irish Sound, Science and Technology Association

ISSTA announces open registration for the inaugural Irish Sound, Science and Technology gathering

The Irish Sound, Science and Technology Association (ISSTA) will highlight Limerick as a city where art, music and research can grow and develop when it hosts its inaugural gathering in the Mid-West this August.

50K Community Challenge

JP McManus launches €50K Community Challenge in Limerick

Twelve Limerick city communities taking part in the national Tidy Towns competition have received an extra incentive to spruce up their areas with the announcement of a €50,000 prize pool courtesy of the JP McManus Charitable Foundation.

'Back the Bid – Limerick 2013' - Limerick Bids for 2013 Rugby League World Cup Games

'Back the Bid – Limerick 2013' - Limerick Bids for 2013 Rugby League World Cup Games

Shannon Development & the Shannon Region Conference & Sports Bureau have teamed up with Rugby League Ireland & Thomond Park to launch a bid for Limerick’s right to host games in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup.

Let Limerick Surprise You Hotel Deals

Limerick Hoteliers Join Forces to Promote Value for Money Breaks

A group of fourteen Limerick hoteliers, working under the name Limerick City Hotels, have joined forces and put their finances together to launch a nationwide media campaign to promote Limerick as a leisure and holiday destination to people across the country.

Limerick Milk Market

The Milk Market Limerick has won the prestigious ‘Public Choice Award’ at the RIAI Irish Architecture Awards 2011

The award was presented to Healy Partners Architects at a special awards ceremony in Dublin yesterday evening (July 11).

Pig n Porter 2011

Launch of 2011 Pig n’ Porter 10th Anniversary Festival Guide!

Excitement is building ahead of the world’s largest and best tag rugby festival, Limerick’s Pig n’ Porter with the launch of a new 10th anniversary festival guide!

Limerick Street Ambassadors Unveiled

2011 Limerick Street Ambassadors Unveiled

Limerick’s team of enthusiastic Street Ambassadors made their return to the city today (Wednesday 29th June) with the introduction of the 2011 crew at the Locke Bar and Oyster House, recently voted Ireland’s best Tourist Bar in the heart of the city’s medieval district.

The Rubber Bandits Leave a Horse Outside at the Hunt Museum

The Rubber Bandits Leave a Horse Outside at the Hunt Museum

This Saturday (2nd July) at 12 mid-day Limerick’s celebrated Rubber Bandits will launch a 'Horse Outside' in the grounds of the riverside Hunt Museum.

The Locke Bar Wins Best Tourist Pub Award

The Locke Bar Wins Best Tourist Pub Award

The Locke Bar in Limerick City received a great boost when it was announced as the winner of Best Tourist Bar in Ireland at the Licensing World Awards last night at the gala awards ceremony in the Four Seasons Hotel in Dublin.

Adare Village Festival

Celia Holman Lee Helps Launch Fashion & Food

Adare’s growing status, as a centre for tourist and commercial activity will be further strengthened from 1st-4th July when thousands of people flock to the 2011 Adare Village Festival.

Limerick International Band Parade 2012

2012 Limerick International Band Parade and Competition

Preliminary details for the 2012 Limerick International Band Parade and Competition were announced today (Tuesday 21st June) in Limerick. The Parade which is part of Limericks St. Patrick’s Festival will take place on Sunday 18th March 2012.

Conor Niland

Limerick's Conor Niland Qualifies for Wimbledon Tennis Championships

Limerick man, Conor Niland, has become the first Irishman in over 25 years to qualify for the main stages of the Wimbledon tennis championships.

Pig 'n' Porter Tag Rugby Festival

Limerick’s Pig n’ Porter Tag Rugby Festival Announces Line Up to Celebrate its 10th Anniversary

Limerick’s Pig n’ Porter Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year with a lineup of special celebratory events including a pitch side Jacuzzi, fancy dress tag rugby and a live concert by hip-hop trio The Rubberbandits, it was announced today (Tuesday 14th June).

Limerick City Bike Parade

Come Celebrate National Bike Week in Limerick!

Mayor of Limerick, Cllr. Maria Byrne along with two eager Limerick cyclists, Eden (5) & Trinity(6) Minehan, today (Monday) launched a host of exciting new events including a Bike Parade on Sunday, June 26th to celebrate Limerick Bike Week which will take place as part of National Bike Week.

St Mary’s Community Festival and Regatta

The Saint Marys Community Festival & Regatta will be held on Sunday 12th June at Star Rover’s former pitch beside King’s Island Community Centre between 1pm and 6pm. This is the first year that the festival will include a Regatta.

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Limerick is Celebrating the June Bank Holiday Weekend in Style!

Limerick is celebrating the June Bank Holiday weekend in style with a host of special events taking place throughout the city and county!

Limerick Festival of Food

Inaugural Love Gourmet Week to Raise ‘Foodie’ Profile of Limerick

Thirteen of the top restaurants in Limerick and the Shannon region will offer an outstanding fine dining experience at exceptional prices as part of the inaugural Love Gourmet Week from Friday, June 3rd- Sunday, June 12th.

in_flux

Two Large Scale Visual Arts Events to be Hosted in Limerick this Week

Occupy Space are proud to present in_flux, a large scale alternative art fair exhibition which brings together ten artist-led project spaces from Ireland and Europe. This temporary hub invites the public and art practitioners to engaging in a weekend of performances, screenings, exhibitions, art viewing and dialogue.

30,000 Feet for Shane

Limerick Man Scales Mount Everest

Limerickman Mark Quinn (27) has become the youngest Irish person to summit Everest.

Limerick Regatta

Silver Hair and Silverware Celebrated at Launch of Limerick Regatta 2011

Deputy Mayor of Limerick, Cllr Ger Fahy was on hand to launch the 2011 Limerick Regatta. To celebrate Limerick’s designation as European City of Sport this year’s Limerick Regatta promises to be bigger than ever before when crews take to the water in O’Brien’s Bridge on Saturday April 30.

Integrating Limerick, picture compliments of www.munsterbusiness.ie

Limerick’s Inaugural Intercultural Week Kicks off this Weekend

Limerick’s inaugural Intercultural Week packed full of fun cultural and sporting events kicks off this Saturday, May 21st with the Limerick Sixes Sportsfest.

Limerick City Council

Incentives for New Retail in Vacant Property in Limerick City Centre

Limerick City Council is now receiving applications for the Pilot Retail Incentive Scheme for Vacant Property following its approval by the Elected Members of Limerick City Council.

The Minister of State for Trade and Development, Jan O'Sullivan TD, Kossi Kofigan & Cllr. Maria Byrne, Mayor of Limerick, enjoying a drumming lesson at the launch of Africa Day 2011 in Limerick.
Pic.Emma Jervis/ Press 22

Minister of State for Trade and Development, Jan O’Sullivan, T.D., announces Family Events to celebrate Africa Day in Limerick

A series of family events will take place on Sunday, 29 May, to showcase many aspects of African culture, including music, sport, games, literature, art and cuisine.

Limerick Celebrates its Inaugural Intercultural Week

Limerick Celebrates its Inaugural Intercultural Week

Limerick will celebrate its diverse communities with the inaugural Limerick Intercultural Week packed full of fun cultural and sporting events!

Catherine Street Cultural Dig 2011

Catherine Street Cultural Dig 2011 Launched in Limerick

A weekend of artistic and creative events hosted by the traders of Catherine St and curated by SpiritStore to be held on Catherine St on the weekend of May 13-15.

Riverfest 2011

Riverfest Draws Thousands to Limerick over May Bank Holiday Weekend

Limerick hosted a spectacular party on the banks of the River Shannon over the May Bank Holiday weekend as the 2011 European City of Sport hosted its annual Riverfest Summer Festival!

People's Park - 02

May Music in the Park - FREE Limerick Lunchtime Concerts!

Limerick will be alive with music and song throughout the month of May as top local musicians and singers perform lunchtime concerts in the city’s leafy People’s Park.

Pictured at the launch of the Munstars Wheelchair Rugby League team who are proudly sponsored by Thomond Park Stadium are Tom Byrnes, Ian Dowling, Gordon Matthews, General Manager, Rugby League Ireland & Steven Casey.
Picture: Keith Wiseman

Delight for Wheelchair Rugby League Team as Thomond Park Lands as Major Sponsor

Wheelchair Rugby League scored a major result as none other than the spiritual home Irish rugby, Thomond Park rolled up as a sponsor.

Pitch for Shane launched in Limerick

Pitch for Shane launched in Limerick

The Mayor of Limerick, Cllr Maria Byrne, has officially launched a Pitch for Shane, an art installation, in memory of Shane Geoghegan who was brutally murdered in a case of mistaken identity in November 2008. The Launch took place on Tuesday April 26th at 12pm in Limerick City Hall.

European Duathlon Championships 2011, Limerick, 15th-17th April

European Duathlon Championships Close in Limerick

The prestigious European Duathlon Championships featuring some of the world’s best duathletes were brought to a close this evening (17th April) in Limerick with France taking the top honours in both the male and female elite races.

European Duathlon Championships 2011, Limerick, 15th-17th April

European Duathlon Championships Open in Limerick Providing Major Boost to Local Economy

The prestigious European Duathlon Championships featuring some of the world’s top elite athletes was officially opened in Limerick tonight (Friday 15th April).

“Mad Hatter Tea Party” at the Milk Market Limerick

Free Easter “Mad Hatter Tea Party” at the Milk Market Limerick

The all-weather Milk Market Limerick is continuing with its programme of FREE Sunday events when it stages a Mad Hatter Tea Party for families on Easter Sunday, April 24, from 11am to 4pm.

Fighting Irishmen Exhibition, UL Arena

Fighting Irishmen Exhibition Opens in UL Sports Arena

The Fighting Irishmen Exhibition, a celebration of Irish Prize-fighters based in the US from 1820 to the present, was officially opened at the University of Limerick Arena on Monday, 11th April 2011 at 8.00 pm by Jan O’Sullivan T.D., Minister of State for Trade and Development.

Limerick School of Art and Design

Limerick School of Art & Design Hat-trick at the Triumph Inspiration Awards!

Limerick School of Art & Design played a hat-trick at the Irish Final of the Triumph Inspiration Awards which took place in Brown Thomas Dublin last night! The 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in this prestigious student design competition went to students of the college.

52nd South of Ireland Junior Open Tennis Championship 2011 at Limerick Lawn Tennis Club

52nd South of Ireland Junior Open Tennis Championship 2011 at Limerick Lawn Tennis Club

The 52nd Annual Junior South of Ireland Open Tennis Championship, kindly sponsored by Deep RiverRock, will be hosted at Limerick Lawn Tennis Club, Ennis Road from Sunday April 17th with the finals day scheduled for April 23, Easter Saturday.

Year of the Volunteer

Limerick celebrates 2011 European Year of Volunteering

Volunteers in the community garden at the Southill Area Centre were this morning (pictured) busy at work as Limerick celebrates 2011 European Year of Volunteering.

Edinburgh Woollen Mill

Edinburgh Woollen Mill to Open New Store in Limerick

Edinburgh Woollen Mill, one of the UK's largest high street chains is opening its first store in Limerick on Friday 11th March providing quality, fashionable clothing at great value prices.

Jubilant Scenes as Limerick Masters S.C. Lift the Limerick European City of Sport Perpetual Trophy

Jubilant Scenes as Limerick Masters S.C. Lift the Limerick European City of Sport Perpetual Trophy

There were jubilant scenes at the National 50m Swimming Pool at the University Arena, Limerick on Saturday last when club Captain Gina O’Connor was the first to lift the Shannon Development sponsored Limerick European City of Sport Perpetual Trophy on behalf of Limerick Masters Swimming Club.

Mayhem at the Milk Market Limerick

Fun and “Mayhem at the Milk Market” Limerick - A New FREE Event for Families

The Milk Market Limerick is set to stage a series of fun and exciting events, beginning with “Mayhem at the Milk Market” — a brilliant free family day out on Sunday, March 20, from 11am to 4pm.

LIT Students Try to Break Guinness World Record in Limerick

LIT Students Try to Break Guinness World Record

A group of 2nd year event students from Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) have as part of their course taken on the challenge to break a Guinness World Record for the largest public Haka.

Adolessons

Munsters Youth Finds its Voice…ADOLESSONS Youth Magazine

The Limerick launch of ‘ADOLESSONS’ will take place in Lava Javas Youth Café, The Basement, Limerick Youth Service, Lower Glentworth Street on 4th March at 8pm.

Brasserie One

Brasserie One “Star of Limerick” Celebrates Inclusion in Bridgestone Guide with New Marche Menu

Brasserie One at No1 Pery Square described as Limerick’s “epicentre of food culture” is celebrating its inclusion in the 2011 Bridgestone Top 100 Restaurants in Ireland with the launch of an exciting new Spring Menu.

Bedford Row, Limerick

New Pilot Incentive Scheme for Retailers to Occupy Vacant Properties

The pilot Retail Incentive Scheme for vacant property will offer incentives for the encouragement of city centre higher order retail uses on key Limerick city streets in order to address vacancy on these locations.

Limerick Masters Swimming Club

Limerick Masters Swimming Club 2011 Long Course Grand Prix Gala

It's that time of year again when Limerick Masters S.C. will host the 2011 Long Course Grand Prix Gala at the University Arena on 4th and 5th March next. Participants will be travelling from Italy, Scotland, England and Wales and all Irish Provinces to take part in this very prestigious event.

Irish Festival of Speed Limerick

Adare Manor to Host the Inaugural Irish Festival of Speed this August Bank Holiday Weekend

The idea is the brainchild of a group of like-minded motorsport and motoring enthusiasts who wanted to bring a “Goodwood” style Festival of Speed to Ireland.

Limerick Racecourse Fun Day

Family Fun Day at Limerick Racecourse

The Annual Family Fun weekend takes place at Limerick Racecourse on Saturday & Sunday 12th & 13th March. Amidst 7 great National Hunt races on Saturday and Sunday there will be fun for the whole family to enjoy.

JP McManus is 2010 Limerick Person of the Year

JP McManus is 2010 Limerick Person of the Year

Businessman, philanthropist and proud Limerick man JP McManus has been announced as the 2010 Limerick Person of the Year. The announcement was made today, Thursday, February 10th at a gala awards lunch in the Clarion Hotel, Limerick.

Great Limerick Run 2011 Launch

New Car on Offer for One Lucky Runner as Great Limerick Run 2011 is Launched

At the official launch of the Great Limerick Run 2011, it was announced that all participants that complete the course in the 2011 event, will be entered into a draw for a brand new 2011 5-door Volkswagen Polo, courtesy of Frank Hogans Limerick & Volkswagen Ireland.

Kate O'Brien Festival Limerick, 25th-27th February 2011

Kate O'Brien Weekend Launched in Limerick

This annual literary weekend in Limerick is intimate in scale and convivial in nature where speakers and audiences get to talk freely about literary and other topics of interest to us all. The theme for this year’s Kate O’Brien Weekend is Brief Encounter.

Dalai Lama

University of Limerick to Host Public Address by His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama

The University of Limerick is to host a public address by the Dalai Lama on Thursday, 14th April 2011. The event is being organised in conjunction with the charity ‘Children in Crossfire’ established by Richard Moore, a long-time friend of the Dalai Lama, and two non profit organisations, Spunout.ie and Afri.

Limerick European City of Sport

EU City of Sport Status to Boost Limerick’s Economy

Limerick gears up for sporting bonanza - New sports events worth €5 million already secured for Limerick.

Aishling Croke

Limerick’s Aishling Croke to Receive National Award for High Jump Excellence

Junior international athlete Aishling Croke of Dooneen AC, is to receive the Eamon Gilbert perpetual award for excellence in the high jump for her performances in 2010.

King John's Castle at Night. Picture courtesty of www.munsterbusiness.ie.

Shannon Development Secures €5.7m to Redevelop King John’s Castle

Shannon Development has secured funding of €5.7 million for the redevelopment of King John’s Castle in Limerick. Following a detailed submission by the Company, a grant of €4.7 million has been approved by Fáilte Ireland and the Department of Tourism, Culture and Sport under the National Development Plan (2007–2013). The balance of the funding, an estimated €1 million, will be met by Shannon Development.

European Duathlon Championships 2011, Limerick, 15th-17th April

Limerick to Host European Duathlon Championships

Limerick’s successful bid to take the coveted European City of Sport 2011 title has attracted yet another major sporting event. Europe's top duathletes and triathletes will converge on Limerick City on 16th-17th April 2011 to contest the European Duathlon Championships

Special Olympics Ireland Games, Limerick 2010

2010 Special Olympics Ireland Games Generate €9.95 million

Almost €10 million in revenue was generated as a result of the 2010 Special Olympics Ireland Games held in Limerick last June. The statistic is revealed in a Study commissioned by Special Olympics Ireland and Shannon Development to assess the economic and event impact of the Games to the Shannon Region.

Over One Thousand Years of Limerick History in One Pocket Map

Over One Thousand Years of Limerick History in One Pocket Map

Limerick c. 840 to c. 1900: Viking longphort to Victorian city by Eamon O’Flaherty and Jennifer Moore is the latest publication from the Irish Historic Towns Atlas. It follows on from Irish Historic Towns Atlas, no. 21, Limerick by Eamon O’Flaherty and documents over 260 historic buildings and sites that have all played various roles in Limerick’s urban history.

The Magic of Christmas in Limerick

There’s So Much on in Limerick City Centre this Week!

The festive season is now well underway in Limerick city and there’s an array of musical and family treats taking place this week to keep you in the Christmas spirit!

Limerick European City of Sport

Limerick Hotels and Restaurants Create New Magners League Thomond Park Experience

Limerick's top hotels and restaurants have come together to create a fantastic value for money offer for all rugby supporters heading to Thomond Park Stadium for Magners League games this season!

Free On-Street Parking for Christmas Shoppers in Limerick City

FREE On-Street Parking for Christmas Shoppers in Limerick City

Christmas shoppers visiting Limerick City can avail of 3000 free on-street spaces from this Friday 3rd December.

The Magic of Christmas in Limerick

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

There’s so much on in Limerick City Centre this Christmas! This week is definitely fun for families in Limerick city with lots of festive events and Santa set to arrive in Bedford Row on Wednesday, December 1st!

The Launch of Limerick.ie

NEW OFFICIAL WEBSITE FOR LIMERICK LAUNCHED

THE official guide to Limerick, Ireland- Limerick.ie - a new all inclusive on-line voice for Limerick with comprehensive information on visiting, doing business and living in the capital of the Mid-West has been launched.

Calling all Young Artists in the Limerick Area

Calling all Young Artists in the Limerick Area

Saturday December 4th is the deadline for submitting work for inclusion in the My Limerick exhibition. This exhibition is open to all young people and will run during the month of January in Limerick.

Operation Handsfree

Operation Handsfree - INVEST IN YOUR SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF YOUR FAMILY

Operation Handsfree is a 2 week promotional period, whereby motorists can avail of discounted rates on Handsfree devices across Limerick City (1st-14th December).

Irish Technology Leadership Group

Top US Silicon Valley Executives Arrive in Limerick

Limerick will host some of the top executives from US Silicon Valley technology companies this week as local business leaders and development agencies showcase the region for investment as a high tech hub.

Reception to be Held for Former Ranks Workers and their Families to Mark Important Archive Donation

Reception to be held for former Ranks workers and their families

Former workers of Ranks Mills and their families are invited to attend a reception on Tuesday, October 12th by Limerick City Council to mark the donation of an important archive collection to the City.

Shopping - Limerick Milk Market

The New All-Weather Milk Market Limerick Officially Opens

The new, all-weather, Milk Market Limerick has been officially opened by Mr. John Gormley, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government.

Dine in Limerick Restaurant Week, 5th-14th November 2010

Let Limerick Tickle Your Tastebuds at Dine in Limerick Restaurant Week

20 of the most popular restaurants in Limerick and region offer promotional rates and special evenings with a difference

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