Tuesday 3rd May 2016: Thousands of visitors flocked to Limerick, European Capital of Culture 2020 candidate city, over the May Bank Holiday weekend for Riverfest 2016, the city’s premier summer festival which featured a spectacular fireworks display on Sunday night.
Thursday 28th April 2016: The University of Limerick today conferred Honorary Doctorates on six exceptional individuals from the worlds of humanitarianism, business, the arts and the public sector.
Thursday 28th April 2016: A group of students from St Patrick’s Girls’ School in Limerick City launched their own published book of short stories in The Granary Library this week.
Thursday 28th April 2016: Limerick is set to resonate with the sound of music across three days this June as choirs from all over the world and Ireland come together for the Limerick Sings International Choral Festival 2016.
Wednesday 27th April 2016: High achieving University of Limerick business and management students were this week honoured with a KBS / Northern Trust Outstanding Scholar Awards at the Annual Kemmy Business School (KBS) 2016 awards ceremony.
Wednesday 27th April 2016: Students from colleges in Limerick have been awarded for creating fantastic videos, animations and poster illustrations for the National Transport Authority’s annual Multimedia Awards 2016 held in the Belltable, Limerick yesterday.
Tuesday, 26th April 2016: The majestic River Shannon will host some of the world’s top watersport performers this weekend as a full programme of action packed activities and events take place for Riverfest 2016, Limerick’s hugely popular summer festival.
Tuesday 26th April 2016: Limerick has beaten a host of regions across Ireland to get its very own official MONOPOLY board, which will be released in October 2016.
Monday 25th April 2016: Enterprising students from Desmond College, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick won the prize for best display in their category at the National Student Enterprise Awards in Croke Park on 20th April.
Monday, 25th April 2016: An event to support women in business in the Mid-West region featuring inspirational entrepreneurs and speakers from across Ireland has been deemed a huge success by the Local Enterprise Office.
Tuesday 19th April 2016: Former Limerick hurling captain and current Kerry Senior Hurling Manager Ciarán Carey was among the speakers at a sports coaching & development educational seminar held in the Millennium Theatre at Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) last Friday (15 April 2016).
Tuesday 19th April 2016: Food lovers and producers from around the Mid West Region and beyond will gather in Limerick City this May Bank Holiday Weekend (28 April-2 May) for Riverfest 2016, Limerick's hugely popular summer festival.
Tuesday 19th April 2016: An eclectic mix of established Irish writers, musicians and artists gathered in Newcastle West, County Limerick, last weekend for Éigse Michael Hartnett 2016, the annual festival dedicated to the late local poet Michael Hartnett.
Tuesday 19th April 2016: Limerick will mark the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising this coming Sunday and Monday with a wreath laying ceremony at the main 1916 Commemoration Monument on Sarsfield Bridge in Limerick City, and the official opening of four 1916 Memorial Gardens in Limerick City, Rathkeale, Kilmallock and Newcastle West.
Monday 18th March 2016: EVA International – Ireland’s biennial of contemporary art, Still (the) Barbarians is curated by Koyo Kouoh and is open to the public from 16 April to 17 July. EVA International was founded by Limerick-based artists and academics in January 1977. 2016 is the 37th edition of EVA International and in 2014 the 36th edition received over 66,000 visitors across five venues.
Thursday 14th April 2016: One of Ireland’s largest cemeteries, Mount St Lawrence Cemetery in Limerick City has been expanded with the addition of 675 additional grave spaces.
Friday 15th April 2016: Third level students in Limerick have walked their way to award success in the National Transport Authority’s (NTA) third annual Marchathon.
Friday 15th April 2016: Internationally acclaimed and award winning author Colum McCann will join Donal Ryan, Rita Ann Higgins and Mike Mac Domhnaill and a host of other established Irish writers, musicians and artists at Éigse Michael Hartnett 2016 taking place in Newcastle West, County Limerick, from Thursday April 14th through Saturday 16th April.
Publish Date: Friday 15th April 2016 Limerick City and County Council is marking Earth Day 2016 next Friday (22nd April) by hosting a waste prevention and recycling event at Mungret Recycling Centr
Tuesday 12th April 2016: Showing that there’s always something new to learn, Limerick’s Lifelong Learning Festival kicks off with a real crowd-pleaser this Saturday, April 16th with theThomond Park Showcase - a free, fun, interactive day of learning, activities and workshops for all the family.
Tuesday 12th April 2016: Thousands set to attend one of the largest annual outdoor cultural events in the West of Ireland as Limerick hosts the 12th annual Riverfest!
Tuesday 12th April 2016: Family fun-seekers, literature lovers, film buffs, political enthusiasts and music fans are all in for a treat this April as Limerick will host six diverse festivals over the coming weeks!
Monday 11th April 2016: Limerick City and County Council has announced the establishment of a new Planning and Environmental Services Department based at the Council offices in Dooradoyle as part of an ambitious change programme within the organisation.
Tuesday 5th April 2016: Mary Immaculate College Students’ Union, Limerick Institute of Technology Students’ Union, University of Limerick Students’ Union and Limerick Sports Partnership have come together to organise a fundraising walk for all of Limerick's Third Level students in aid of Pieta House.
Tuesday 5th April 2016: The 'Pilgrim Icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help' Pilgrimage to the cathedrals of Ireland started its journey from The Redemptorists last evening (Monday 4th April 2016) to St John’s Cathedral. The Redemptorists and St John’s Cathedral are celebrating 150 years of devotion to Our Lady of Perpetual Help.
Tuesday 5th April 2016: Promoting the concept that there are constantly new things to learn, Limerick’s Lifelong Learning Festival makes a welcome return to the city and county later this month for a 6th consecutive year, with over 200 events and activities to interest, entertain and engage people of all ages!
Tuesday 5th April 2016: Internationally acclaimed and award winning author Colum McCann will join Donal Ryan, Rita Ann Higgins and Mike Mac Domhnaill and a host of other established Irish writers, musicians and artists at Éigse Michael Hartnett 2016 taking place in Newcastle West, County Limerick, on Thursday April 14th to Saturday April 16th.
Friday, 1st April 2016: Limerick, candidate city for European Capital of Culture 2020, has announced that it has appointed a new Canine Curator to its bid team.
Thursday, 31st March 2016: Mary Immaculate College Students’ Union (MISU), Limerick Institute of Technology Students’ Union (LITSU), University of Limerick Students’ Union ( ULSU) and Limerick Sports Partnership have come together to organise a fundraising walk for all of Limerick's Third Level students in aid of Pieta House.
Thursday, 31 March 2016: Two of Ireland’s new generation of poets have been named joint winners of the Michael Hartnett Poetry Award 2016.
Tuesday 29th March 2016: Limerick City and County Council is calling on the arts and culture community and members of the public to play their part in the formation of a comprehensive new Cultural Strategy for Limerick.
Friday 25th March 2016: Over 13,500 people were out on the streets of Limerick city and county today, Friday 25th March to take part in the biggest one-day clean-up ever staged in Ireland.
Thursday 24th March 2016: The official starter flags will be raised by Paul O’Connell and JP McManus tomorrow, Friday 25th March as they launch Team limerick Clean-up2 (TLC2) on O’Connell Street, Limerick. They will be joined by TLC2 volunteers and the Boherbuoy Brass band.
Wednesday 23rd March 2016: Limerick 2020 will present a series of free print workshops for children and families in Ormston House on the 1st and 2nd of April 2016.
Tuesday 22nd March 2016: Limerick City and County Council representatives gathered with officials from almost 100 European cities and regions for the prestigious fDi European Cities & Regions of the Future awards ceremony in Cannes, France this week.
Publish Date: Tuesday 22nd March 2016 The RTÉ ConTempo Quartet, in partnership with Limerick Arts Office, will conclude the spring programme of free recitals at Limerick City Gallery of Art (LCGA) th
Tuesday 22nd March 2016: JP McManus was honoured in his native Limerick today (Tuesday, 22 March 2016) when Councillors of Municipal District of Cappamore/Kilmallock hosted a Civic Reception in recognition of his contribution to the local community.
Sunday 20th March 2016: An estimated 40,000 people lined the streets of Limerick City on Sunday 20 March 2016 for the 46th Limerick International Band Championship where the 280 strong University of Missouri Band from the USA were crowned Overall Parade Champions.
Public Homecoming for AIB All Ireland Club Hurling Champions Na Piarsaigh to take place in Limerick on Monday, 21st March
Friday 18th March 2016: Limerick City and County Council has announced that a public homecoming for AIB All Ireland club hurling champions Na Piarsaigh will take place at 6pm this Monday night, 21st March on the steps of City Hall, Merchant’s Quay, Limerick.
Friday 18th March 2016: Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Cllr Liam Galvin, has congratulated Limerick club Na Piarsaigh on making AIB All Ireland club hurling championship history by bringing the Tommy Moore cup back to Limerick for the very first time.
Thursday 17th March 2016: More than 80,000 spectators soaked up the spring sunshine and carnival atmosphere of Ireland’s largest regional St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Limerick City.
Tuesday 15th March 2016: Limerick's role in the 1916 Easter Rising is told in They Dreamed and are Dead: Limerick 1916, a major exhibition and publication by Limerick Museum and Archives which was launched in Limerick City Hall, Merchants Quay this evening.
Monday 14th March 2016: The forecast is looking good for the 2016 Limerick St. Patrick's Festival as the city prepares to welcome thousands of musicians and performers for two of the biggest events of the year.
Friday 11th March 2016: Nestlé has announced it will invest over €25 million in a significant expansion of its Research and Development Centre in Askeaton, Co. Limerick.
Friday 11th March 2016: Singing-songwriting popstar duo Jedward have accepted an invitation from Limerick City and County Council to take part in this year's Limerick St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 17th.
Thursday 10th March 2016: Medical School students at the University of Limerick recently hosted the University’s annual Teddy Bear Hospital with over 500 Limerick’s primary school children from 7 different schools and their teddy bears.
Wednesday 9th March 2016: Limerick City and County Council will be distributing a limited number of free tree saplings as part of National Tree Week which takes place from March 6th – 13th 2016.
Tuesday 8th March 2016: UL is celebrating International Women’s Day by marking the occasion with a conference entitled ‘Embracing Gender Equality & Diversity’. At the conference chaired by, UTV Ireland Television Broadcaster, Alison Comyn UL reiterated the institution’s commitment to gender equality at all levels in UL.
Tuesday 8th March 2016: Limerick Senior and Under 21’s Hurlers are urging all sports clubs to come out on Good Friday and do their bit in Limerick’s biggest ever clean-up.
Tuesday 8th March 2016: Bespoke Sauce Company Ltd has been named as Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 in the Limerick Final of the National Enterprise Awards at a ceremony in the Dunraven Arms Hotel, Adare today.
Tuesday 8th March 2016: The second annual Pay It Forward Kindness Festival will take place in Limerick from 11th to the 17th of March with a number of free events and activities designed to highlight the kindness in every part of Limerick city.
Monday 7th March 2016: A 280-strong marching band from the University of Missouri will be among the 1,200 musicians taking to the streets of Limerick for the 46th Limerick International Band Championship from 12 noon on Sunday, 20th March.
Monday 7th March 2016: More than 350 former workers and associates of Pan American World Airways (Pan Am) will reunite in Limerick, Ireland, on 12th-15th April 2016 to share their memories and experiences of what was once the principal and largest international air carrier in the United States.
Thursday 3rd March 2016: Architects and artists will come together at Limerick City Gallery of Art (LCGA) next week to participate in two free public talks centring on the interpretation of the world around us through art.
Wednesday 2nd March 2016: Fairtrade banana farmer, Maria Genao from the Dominican Republic was among the special guests in attendance at the launch of Fairtrade Fortnight in Limerick today (Wednesday 2nd March 2016) as the organisation calls for further awareness of Fairtrade products.
Tuesday 1st March 2016: Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Limerick has announced details of the many free events for Limerick Business Week which takes place in Limerick from the 7-14th March 2016.
Monday, 29th February 2016: Limerick’s St. Patrick’s Festival is looking for volunteers to help with this year's St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the 46th International Band Championship.
Monday 29th February 2016: An estimated 80,000 people are expected to line the streets of Limerick City from midday on March 17th for Ireland’s largest regional St. Patrick’s Day Parade, details of which were announced at King John's Castle today.
Thursday 25th February 2016: Internationally acclaimed writers Louis de Bernières, Tim Pat Coogan, Claire Keegan, Judi Curtin, Kevin Myers and Donal Ryan are included in an impressive line-up of participants in this year's Limerick Literary Festival which will be officially launched tomorrow (Friday, 26 February 2016) and will continue through Sunday.
Tuesday 23rd February 2016: The RTÉ ConTempo Quartet, in partnership with Limerick Arts Office, will continue their spring programme of free recitals at Limerick City Gallery of Art (LCGA) this Thursday, 25 February at 6.00pm.
Monday 22nd February 2016: Limerick City and County Council’s Environment Awareness Unit is sponsoring the inaugural Waste Prevention and Resource Efficiency Award as part of SciFest 2016.
Thursday 18th February 2016: A 19-year-old student who chose to embrace positive mental health after losing her first cousin to suicide has been named 2015 Limerick Person of the Year.
Thursday 18th February 2016: Limerick City and County Council today announced that applications for funding are now being sought under the Community Tourism Initiative for the Diaspora.
Thursday 18 February 2016: The four natural design differences between a woman and a man are at the centre of a new interdisciplinary performance piece in Limerick using the tools of theatre, dance and music.
Thursday 18th February 2016: Bord na Móna is to create 60 new jobs after securing planning permission for a new smokeless fuel plant in the port of Foynes in Co Limerick.
Monday 15th February 2016: Limerick City has been named one of the principal winners in the European Cities of the Future Awards 2016/2017 by fDi Intelligence, a specialist division from The Financial Times Ltd.
Friday 12th February 2016: A giant billboard poster has been erected in Limerick City's main thoroughfare of O'Connell Street in honour of Paul O'Connell, who announced his retirement from rugby this week.
Thursday 11th February 2016: Over 100 TidyTowns volunteers from across Limerick gathered in the Woodlands Hotel, Adare, earlier this week (Tuesday, 9 February 2016) to learn how they can improve their overall marks in the annual competition.
Wednesday 10th February 2016: Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Cllr. Liam Galvin has today paid tribute to Paul O'Connell on his decision to retire from rugby.
Tuesday 9th February 2016: Paul O'Connell has announced his retirement from rugby and has issued the following statement.
Monday 8th February 2016: Expert advice will be provided to TidyTowns volunteers from all over Limerick at Limerick City and County Council’s annual TidyTowns seminar in the Woodlands Hotel, Adare, tomorrow (Tuesday 9th February) at 7.00pm.
Monday 8th February 2016: A newly launched blueprint seeking to strengthen Limerick's efforts to achieve Food Destination Status over the next three years was launched today (Monday, 8 February 2016) by Ms. Jan O'Sullivan T.D., Minister for Education and Skills.
Monday 8th February 2016: The iconic Park Kiosk located within People's Park in Limerick City is the unlikely location for a series of short films being produced under an artist in residence scheme.
Monday 8th February 2016: Applications are currently being invited for the Michael Hartnett Poetry Award 2016, an annual scheme marking Newcastle West native Michael Hartnett’s contribution to literature in English and Irish.
Thursday 4th February 2016: Internationally acclaimed writers Louis de Bernières, Tim Pat Coogan, Claire Keegan, Judi Curtin, Kevin Myers and Donal Ryan are included in an impressive line-up of participants in this year's Limerick Literary Festival from February 26-28th.
Thursday 4th February 2016: The awarding of the inaugural Limerick Museum and Archives Scholarship, a joint project between Limerick Museum & Archives and the University of Limerick's (UL) Department of History, took place at the Limerick Museum in Merchants Quay today.
Monday 1st February 2016: Books of Condolences will be opened at 10am this morning in Limerick, the native city of the late Terry Wogan.
Friday 29th January 2016: Taoiseach Enda Kenny today joined Finance Minister Michael Noonan and Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan in Limerick to highlight the benefits of the Government’s capital investment programme, Building on Recovery, for the Mid West region.
Wednesday 27th January 2016: The Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Liam Galvin has welcomed the allocation of a €2 million capital grant towards the cost of a new Central Library for Limerick City.
Monday 25th January 2016: One of Ireland’s largest mass participatory sporting events, The Barrington’s Hospital Great Limerick Run, was launched in Limerick today (Monday) and is estimated to deliver a welcome €5m boost to the local economy over the course of the May bank holiday weekend.
Irish Tour of 'Ireland at Venice - Sean Lynch, Adventure: Capital' launches in Limerick City Gallery of Art
Friday 22nd January 2016: The official tour of Ireland’s entry into the 56th Venice Biennale, Adventure: Capital by artist Sean Lynch, will open today at the Limerick City Gallery of Art. Visited by over 400,000 people during the world’s most prestigious visual arts exhibition in 2015, Adventure: Capital will now begin an Irish tour, residing in galleries in Limerick, Sligo, Belfast, and Dublin.
Tuesday 19th January 2016: Dolans in association with Shannon Heritage are proud to announce The Coronas Live At King Johns Castle on Saturday April 30th.
Tuesday 19 January 2016: More than 60 students of the Limerick School of Art & Design (LSAD) are competing for a chance to have their designs exhibited for a week at the Church Gallery in Limerick City.
Tuesday 19th January 2016: Businesses and householders throughout Limerick are being invited to drop off confidential documents to be shredded free of charge at a one-day event in the Mungret Recycling Centre on Thursday, January 28th, from 11.00am to 3.30pm.
Tuesday 19th January 2016: Limerick City and County Council, as lead designated authority in collaboration with Clare County Council, have secured €4.5 million in EU funding from the Southern Regional Assembly’s Operational Programme 2014-2020 to support sustainable urban development in the Limerick-Shannon Gateway.
Friday 15th January 2016: The RTÉ ConTempo Quartet, in partnership with Limerick Arts Office, will begin their spring programme of free recitals at Limerick City Gallery of Art (LCGA) on Thursday, 28 January at 6.00pm.
Friday 15th January 2016: The new Limerick Civil Defence Headquarters facility at Docklands Business Park, Dock Road, Limerick was officially opened last evening (Thursday, 14 January 2016) by Cllr. Liam Galvin, Cathaoirleach of the City and County of Limerick.
Friday 15th January 2016: Kate Hennessy's 'Chroma' exhibition, which opened at the Hunt Museum last week is a wonderful feast of colour, joy and creativity from a local artist who has a great passion for her home town (article submitted by Nigel Dugdale).
Excellence and Impact 2020 – UL Launches ambitious Research and Innovation Strategy to drive university forward
Tuesday 12th January 2016: A roadmap for future growth and development to 2020 at the University of Limerick underpinned by Research and Innovation was unveiled today at the launch of Excellence & Impact 2020 - Research and Innovation Strategy for the University of Limerick by Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, Damien English TD.
Monday 11th January 2016: The Centre will become a major hub of Uber’s support organisation across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, driving innovation and service excellence for the community of users in the region.
Monday 11 January 2016: The Limerick Arts Office has announced it is now seeking applications from individual artists or organisations under the Grants Under The Arts Act scheme.
Monday 11th January 2016: Limerick City and County Council is playing a key role in an EU project called Techtown, which sets out to maximise the job creation potential of the digital economy by examining how IT clusters can work at city level.
Publish Date: Monday 4th January 2016 Limerick City has retained its ‘clean to European norms’ status in the latest survey by Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL). The survey was carried out by A
Monday 21st December 2015: The participation of the University of Limerick (UL) and the Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) in the Smarter Travel Campus Programme has been recognised nationally at the 2015 Smarter Travel Awards.
Wednesday 27th December 2015: Limerick Racecourse are delighted to announce that Sunway Holidays are once again the title sponsor of the Festive Most Stylish Ladies Day taking place on Sunday 27th December 2015 as part of the 4 Day Shannon Airport Christmas Racing Festival which runs from 26th-29th December 2015.
Monday 14th December 2015: Burial grounds in Cahernorry and Doon have been named overall winners of the 2015 County Limerick Burial Grounds Awards which were announced at a ceremony held at The Woodlands House Hotel, Adare, County Limerick last Wednesday (9 December 2015).
Monday 14th December 2015: The hugely successful Team Limerick Clean-up is set to be repeated next year. Paul O’Connell and JP McManus recently launched the re-branded TLC2 at the University of Limerick. The major clean-up day will take place on Good Friday, March 25th 2016 when thousands of volunteers will be encouraged to come out once again in force to pick litter in their local areas throughout the city and county.
Tuesday 8th December 2015: An extensive programme of events across the seven programme strands of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme was launched at the Granary Library, Michael Street, Limerick, last night (Monday, 7 December 2015) by Cllr. Liam Galvin, Mayor of the City and County of Limerick.
Monday 7th December 2015: Limerick Smarter Travel and Limerick Milk Market have announced details of two new initiatives aimed at encouraging more Limerick families to take up cycling as part of their daily routine.
Friday 4th December 2015: A spectacular 4-storey high lightshow is set to bring the spirit of Christmas to life in Limerick City Centre in the coming weeks.
Tuesday 1st December 2015: The Glucksman Library at the University of Limerick has launched its first collection of Limerick Oral History. This special collection was donated by The Limerick Civic Trust and contains over 148 individual voices featuring Limerick people spanning over 16 years of history.
Tuesday 1st December 2015: The Limerick Milk Market are delighted to announce the launch of Christmas at the Milk Market 2015 this Friday from 10am with the lights turning on at 1pm.
Thursday 26th November 2015: Lime Tree Theatre has signed a Service Level Agreement (SLA) with Limerick City and County Council Arts Office to undertake the management and programming of the former Belltable Arts Centre.
Thursday 26th November 2015: Christmas has come early for two Limerick students after they were named overall winners of the 2015 Limerick City Fairtrade Christmas Card Competition at a ceremony in The Strand Hotel.
Wednesday 25th November 2015: It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Limerick thanks to an idea by leading stylist and fashion icon, Celia Holman Lee to encourage the city's fashion retailers to decorate their windows in hopes of winning 'Limerick's Festive Window Display 2015'.
Tuesday 24 November 2015: Limerick City and County Council has announced details of a new parking incentive aimed at increasing footfall on the streets of Limerick City and the County towns of Kilmallock, Newcastle West and Abbeyfeale this Christmas.
Minister O’Sullivan launches expanded National Science Foundation Ireland Software Research Centre in €46.4m investment
Monday 23rd November 2015: Ms Jan O’Sullivan TD, Minister for Education and Skills, today formally launched an expanded Lero, the Science Foundation Ireland Irish Software Research Centre, at the University of Limerick in a €46.4 million investment over six years.
Monday 23rd November 2015: The people of Limerick are being invited to pass their unwanted items on to new owners as part of FreeTrade Ireland Reuse Day at Mungret Civic Amenity Centre this Saturday (November 28th).
Monday 23rd November 2015: Limerick artists Sean Lynch and John Shinnors feature in one of the most significant exhibitions of Irish artists in recent years, 30 Years, Artists, Places, which will be launched in glór Ennis on December 7th ahead of an extensive nationwide tour.
Monday 23rd November 2015: Celia Holman Lee is synonymous with Limerick. A businesswoman, a model, a fashionista and ambassador for the city, Holman Lee has experienced her own fair share of highs and lows throughout a career that goes right back to Limerick in the 1960’s.
Friday 20th November 2015: A new video portraying the Limerick Milk Market Traders' Food Story launched this week in the Gallery, Market House, at the Milk Market in Mungret Street.
Wednesday 18th November 2015: The Finance Minister and local TD Michael Noonan will officially launch the Christmas Programme, 'Christmas Celebration of Local Craft' at the Limerick Craft Hub at 12pm on Friday 27th November on Lower Cecil Street.
Tuesday 17th November 2015: Limerick City and County Council will host the Limerick element of the Global Irish Economic Forum this Thursday (November 19) ahead of the Dublin Castle events on 20-21 November.
With the switching on of the Christmas lights in Limerick City taking place on Sunday (15 November, 2015), Limerick City and County Council is showing its festive spirit by helping local retailers and community groups to promote their Christmas events and promotions on the Christmas in Limerick website!
Monday16th November 2015: Limerick City and County Council's support for the local arts and culture sector has been doubly recognised in recent days with the success of A Giant's Journey at the 2015 Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards and Limerick's inclusion on the shortlist of candidate cities to host the European Capital of Culture designation in 2020.
Sunday 15th November 2015: Limerick continued its impressive track record of success in the IPB Pride of Place Competition at the 13th annual awards ceremony held in Ennis, Co. Clare, on Saturday night (14 November 2015).
Friday 13th December 2015: Furniture and household items donated by the public and obtained from Recycling Centres throughout Limerick have been restored and are being put on display in the atrium of the Council office in Dooradoyle as part of European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR).
Friday 13th November 2015: Limerick City and County Council has said "significant pressures" have been placed on its available funds for 2016 because of a reduction in income arising from a new business rate re-evaluation process nationally.
Friday 13th November 2015: A Roadshow aimed at gathering local items and stories relating to 1916 is being held next Thursday, 19th November, at the Woodlands House Hotel in Adare from midday to 4pm.
Thursday 12th November 2015: Limerick City and County Council has launched its own branded mobile parking payments service, Limerick e-Parking.
Tuesday 10th November 2015: The Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Councillor Liam Galvin has paid tribute to the founder of Kostal Ireland, one of Limerick's largest employers, who passed away last Friday.
Tuesday 10th November 2015: King John’s Castle has teamed up with the magic maker himself, Franc, to create an amazing Christmas experience for young and old at the beautiful 13th century castle.
Tuesday 10 November 2015: With just days to go until the Christmas lights are switched on in Limerick City, Limerick's main media outlets are showing their festive spirit by pledging their support to the 'Christmas In Limerick 2015' programme.
Monday 9th November 2015: Ireland’s leading stylist and fashion icon, Celia Holman Lee is bringing the latest fashions to the streets of Limerick in the run up to Christmas.
Monday 9th November 2015: Limerick retailers continue to be at the forefront of driving customer excellence in Ireland with 4 of the county’s leading stores recognised at the Retail Excellence Ireland Awards 2016 in association with Barclaycard.
Monday 9th November 2015: Limerick City and County Council confirmed today it has assumed responsibility for the management and maintenance of the Great Southern Trail and has outlined its plans for the maintenance, promotion and development of the popular amenity.
LIT Launches International Fashion Incubator and Centre of Excellence in Fashion Design in Limerick City Centre
Friday 6th November 2015: The launch today of LIT’s International Fashion Incubator Limerick (IFIL) by Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan is set to stimulate employment in Limerick in the exciting sector and link the city centre into the international fashion industry.
Thursday 5th November 2015: The University of Limerick has awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science to former Ireland Rugby Captain Paul O’Connell.
Thursday, 5th November 2015: The President of Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT), Dr. Maria Hinfelaar, has warned that without investment in facilities and infrastructure, LIT will struggle to meet the growing demand for skilled graduates as the pace of job creation reaches new levels in Limerick.
Wednesday 4th November 2015: The Limerick Strand Wins ‘Best Business Hotel’ National Hospitality Awards 2015
Wednesday 4th November 2015: Visitor Centre – “Ionad Cuairteoirí”, “the place for the visitors” was how Prof Don Barry, UL President described the beautifully designed and presented new Visitors Centre at the University of Limerick .
Tuesday 3rd November 2015: A 29-year-old entrepreneur from Grange, Co. Limerick has won a place at the national final of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) competition, for a chance to share a €100,000 investment fund.
Tuesday 3rd November 2015: Cyclists are being invited to have their say on the development of cycling infrastructure throughout Limerick City and its environs over the next 10 years.
Monday 2nd November 2015: Limerick City and County Council says it has "sufficient" supplies of rock salt to treat the City and County’s regional and national roads during the coming winter.
Monday 2nd November 2015: The communities of Limerick City, Bruff, Castleconnell and Kilteely will be hoping to secure Pride of Place success for Limerick at next week's annual awards ceremony.
Monday 2nd November 2015: The fourth in a series of exploratory evening lectures aimed at raising awareness of Limerick’s unique built heritage takes place on Tuesday, 10th November in the Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel, Adare, at 8pm.
Monday 2nd November 2015: Puppies Get Their Paws Wet For Enterprise Relocation. Enterprise Rent-A-Car Limerick Celebrates Branch Opening with Car Wash Extravaganza
Monday, 2nd November 2015: The magic of Christmas will descend on the streets of Limerick City next week when the Christmas lights are officially switched on at Bedford Row.
Monday 2nd November 2015: The 2015 Autumn Lunchtime Concert Series and the 10th annual Castleconnell Autumn Concerts Series conclude this month (November).
Monday 2nd November 2015: Adare to host 1916 Roadshow. Local items and stories relating to 1916 are being sourced for a new exhibition and publication focusing on Limerick's role in the Easter Rising and life in Limerick 100 years ago.
Thursday 29th October 2015: Limerick Youth Theatre (LYT) has announced details of a work experience model offering young adults direct and supported experience in the film business and art of theatre making.
Thursday 29th October 2015: Limerick City and County Council today signed a contract with John Craddock Ltd. for the upgrading of the towpath along the banks of the River Shannon to a shared cycle and pedestrian pathway between the Boat House at the University of Limerick and Rhebogue in Limerick City.
Wednesday 28th October 2015: The Irish Contemporary Ceramics Collection (ICCC) is a joint project between the Ceramics programme, Limerick School of Art and Design (LIT) and the Hunt Museum, Limerick to establish an all-island collection of contemporary ceramics.
Wednesday 28 October 2015: Over 40 staff from Limerick Civic Trust conducted a giant clean-up of Mount Saint Lawrence Cemetery in advance of All Souls Day.
Wednesday 28th October 2015: Members of the Defence Forces were in Abbeyfeale today to present a handmade Tricolour and a copy of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic to students of the town's two primary schools.
Tuesday 27th October 2015: The Mayor of the City and County of Limerick has paid tribute to the late Maureen O'Hara who passed away on Saturday.
Tuesday 27th October 2015: Brown Thomas has unveiled a newly refurbished beauty hall in its Limerick store following a €1.5 million investment.
Friday 23rd October 2015: CPL Industries, Europe’s leading manufacturer and wholesaler of smokeless solid fuel products for the domestic heating market, has responded to the recent Government commitment to make Ireland the first country to introduce a smoky coal ban by giving the go-ahead for its 142 job, €22m plant for manufacturing low-smoke coal in Foynes, Co. Limerick.
Publish Date: Thursday 22nd October 2015 Details of an innovative new scheme of property tax incentives designed to regenerate both historic buildings and other buildings in Limerick City was formall
Publish Date: Thursday 22nd October 2015 Shannon Airport has received major recognition from the European airline community after being chosen as this year’s winner of the Airport of the Year Award
Thursday 22nd October 2015: Urban roamers and outdoor adventurers, form an orderly queue: Regatta Great Outdoors is set to open its sixth Irish standalone store, and it’s second in Limerick, on Thursday, October 29th.
Publish Date: Thursday 22nd October 2015 King John’s Castle will be abuzz with activity for Irish toast to all things Bavarian with record numbers expected at the opening of Oktoberfest Beag which k
Wednesday 21st October 2015: Public Sector Magazine has announced Limerick City and County Council as one of the principal winners in the publication's award scheme.
Wednesday 21st October 2015: There were jubilant celebrations in The Strand Hotel yesterday evening (Tuesday 20th October) as the residents of Castleconnell claimed the top prize in Limerick Going for Gold 2015.
Developed by the Irish Heart Foundation and supported by Bruff Tidy Towns, Limerick Sports Partnership and Limerick City & County Council, the new 3.5 kilometre route is located north of the town and is designed to encourage people to get more active and get walking.
Monday 19th October 2015: Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, a leading science-driven biopharmaceutical company, today announced that it is investing an additional $350 million in its Limerick Industrial Operations and Product Supply (IOPS) bioprocessing campus and will add another 200 jobs, bringing the total expected job creation in the Limerick area to 500 jobs and total investment to $650 million by the end of 2017.
Monday 19th October 2015: The Government today launched the Mid-West Action Plan for Jobs, aimed at delivering 10-15% employment growth in the region by 2020.
Friday 16th October 2015: One of the longest-running literary journals in Ireland is celebrating its 40th Anniversary Edition. The Stony Thursday Book was founded by Limerick poets John Liddy and Jim Burke in 1975, and is funded by the Limerick Arts Office of Limerick City and County Council and The Arts Council.
Saturday 12th October 2015: Josh Molloy is 22 years of age. A native of Dublin, his family moved to Kildare when he was nine. When Josh finished school he took time to look at a number of universities around the country. It was then he discovered the University of Limerick. Here he speaks to Nigel Dugdale about his experience of Limerick.
Friday 9th October 2015: Aspiring young actors, dancers and singers across Limerick are being given the opportunity to fulfil their ambition thanks to the County Limerick Youth Theatre, Limerick Youth Dance and the award-winning Limerick Youth Choir.
Friday 9th October 2015: The organisers of OpenHouse Limerick 2015 says this year's event has drawn 'massive' interest from the public with all pre-book venues at capacity.
Limerick economy ahead of target - CE Conn Murray tells gathering of international business academics
Tuesday 6th October 2015: Limerick is very much one of the bright lights of the recovering Irish economy and already ahead of targets for its own ambitious 2030 Economic Plan, Limerick City and County Council CE Conn Murray told business leaders as he opened the International Clusters Conference in the city.
Monday 5th October 2015: A new project has been launched to whet our appetites for Limerick food and local dining.
Monday 5th October 2015: Limerick Fire and Rescue Service has announced a fire prevention and fire safety demonstration will be held on Thomas Street in Limerick City tomorrow (Tuesday 6th October 2015) as part of National Fire Safety Week 2015.
Friday 2nd October 2015: The second in a series of exploratory evening lectures aimed at raising awareness of Limerick’s unique built heritage takes place on Tuesday 13th October in the Woodlands House Hotel, Adare, at 8pm.
Monday 5th October 2015: Christopher Kelly of Talamh, a provider of tech solutions to the agriculture sector, was also named winner of the 'Best Start-Up Business' category at the Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Limerick Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.
Wednesday 30th September 2015: A key promotional asset for Limerick tourism was unveiled today with the launch of ‘48 Hours in Limerick’, a video promoting city and county attractions through the lens of two visitors.
Tuesday 29th September 2015: A family fun day featuring a giant robot will mark the opening of the new Toys ‘R’ Us store and the creation of 35 new jobs at Parkway Retail Park on the Dublin Road this Saturday.
Tuesday 29th September 2015: Ditch the soggy sandwich and liven up your lunch break in Limerick this week with these events and activities!
Monday 28th September 2015: The doors of some of Limerick's most intriguing and historic buildings will open to the public free during OpenHouseLimerick 2015, details of which were announced today.
Monday 28th September 2015: Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton TD today announced that MECO, a leading manufacturer of engineered products for water purification, is to open its European headquarters in the National Technology Park in Limerick, creating 44 jobs.
Friday 25th September 2015: On 25th September you can help children through difficult times by texting BEAR to 50300 to donate €2.
Friday, 25th September 2015: One of Limerick's most iconic industrial landmark buildings and its contribution to the social and economic history of the city is the subject of a month-long exhibition launched at The Hunt Museum last night.
Tuesday 22nd September 2015: The Limerick Sports Partnership will host the Sportsability Day and Expo this Thursday, 24th September from 10am-1pm in the UL Sport Arena, providing taster activities for people with disabilities.
Monday 21st September 2015: One of Limerick's most iconic industrial landmark buildings and its contribution to the social and economic history of the city is the subject of an exhibition at The Hunt Museum.
Friday 18th September 2015: The 15th annual Green Schools Seminar returns to Limerick this October, hosted by Limerick City and County Council.
Thursday 17th September 2015: Following the hugely successful Limerick City of Culture, Limerick City has launched a month long cultural extravaganza aptly entitled The 061 (the dialling code for the city).
Tuesday 15th September 2015: Limerick City and County Council will host the seventh series of exploratory lectures on Limerick’s unique built heritage this autumn.
Monday 14th September 2015: Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Cllr. Liam Galvin is calling on everyone to come out and enjoy Culture Night this Friday (September 18th) in Limerick City and County. A programme of more than 85 cultural events for all ages are being held over a 5-hour period from 5pm to 10pm.
Monday 14th September 2015: Following consultation with the Limerick County Board, Limerick City and County Council will host a homecoming for the Limerick U21 Hurling Team who defeated Wexford at Semple Stadium on Saturday to win the All Ireland U21 Championship title.
Tuesday 8th September 2015: Visitors to Limerick’s famous Milk Market will need no introduction to Sebastien Ridoux and his wife Katarzyna. Sebastien and Katarzyna are the owners of Bon Appetit creperie which has become a favourite among Milk Market customers for many years.
Monday 7th September 2015: Hundreds of reusable plastic bottles are being distributed to participants in St Michael’s Rowing Club 2015 (SMRC) Urban Run on Sunday October 11th as part a campaign to encourage more people to invest in a reusable bottle.
Monday 7th September 2015: A Limerick City based visual artist and curator has been awarded Limerick City Gallery of Arts (LCGA) Shinnors Curatorial Scholarship for 2015.
Monday 7th September 2015: Local Enterprise Office (LEO), Limerick and BizWorld Ireland have teamed up to deliver a series of enterprise workshops throughout Limerick City and County.
Monday 7th September 2015: Free public Wi-Fi, street furniture and an array of colourful art pieces have been introduced to one of Limerick City's busiest shopping thoroughfares as part of an initiative aimed at improving and animating Limerick’s retail core and driving footfall in the city centre.
Monday 7th September 2015: As Limerick prepares for its European Capital of Culture 2020 bid a lot of work is being done behind the scenes to develop stronger links with our European and global Diaspora. One particular centre is helping those around the world with Limerick connections to play their part in the Limerick of the future.
Thursday 3rd September 2015: Limerick City Hall, The Treaty Stone and King John’s Castle will mark World Suicide Prevention Day by lighting up orange on Thursday, September 10th
Unique community spirit of County Limerick village of Broadford earns it an entire RTÉ Nationwide programme
Wednesday 2nd September 2015: A full Nationwide programme has been devoted to the picturesque village of Broadford, in South West County Limerick. The episode will air next Monday, September 7th, at 7pm on RTÉ One television.
Wednesday 2nd September 2015: Team Limerick Clean Up and A Giant's Journey are among five Limerick City and County Council initiatives shortlisted in the 2015 Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards scheme.
Tuesday 1st September 2015: Culture Night Limerick 2015 will see more than 80 cultural events for all ages being held throughout Limerick over a 5-hour period from 5pm to 10pm on Friday, September 18th.
Friday 28th August 2015: Limerick City Gallery of Art (LCGA) is celebrating 30 years as a dedicated art museum at the Carnegie Building in Pery Square by hosting an exhibition of its Permanent Collection of 18th, 19th and 20th century Irish artworks.
Monday 31 August 2015: 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).
Monday 31st August 2015: Six communities have been named as Finalists in the Challenge Category of Limerick Going for Gold 2015 following a public vote.
Thursday 27th August 2015: The role played by 4,000 Limerick men during World War One was the subject of a Heritage Week event held at St Mary's Cathedral in Limerick last evening.
Wednesday 26th August 2015: “My Limerick is about friends and family”, Myles Breen tells me during a break from rehearsals for his upcoming revival of his one-man play Language Unbecoming a Lady.
Wednesday 26th August 2015: In this interview, members of the Innovate Limerick team talk about its background, its goals and why Limerick is well placed to be a leading European city of Innovation.
Tuesday 25th August 2015: Seven outstanding sportspeople were inducted into the UL Sports Hall of Fame last weekend. In recognition of UL’s unique contribution to sport regionally, nationally and internationally the University launched its Sports Hall of Fame in 2013 as part of the UL40 celebrations.
Tuesday 25th August 2015: Kevin Myers will be in Limerick this Wednesday (August 26th) to speak about Limerick's contribution during World War 1.
Tuesday 25th August 2015: More than 200 members of the public participated in a Heritage Week event today aimed at helping people discover if they own a precious piece of Limerick’s history and heritage.
Tuesday 25th August 2015: Limerick Craft Hub and Limerick 2020 are delighted to announce a community celebration of the first anniversary of the Royal De Luxe Granny visit to Limerick in 2014 as part of Limerick’s City of Culture celebrations!
Monday 25th August 2015: Limerick Museum and Archives is helping people discover if they own a precious piece of Limerick’s history and heritage.
Monday 17th August 2015: The first of four classical music performances in the Castleconnell 2015 Autumn Concert Series will take place on Tuesday 25th August at 8pm.
Monday 10th August 2015: Limerick Museum and Archives will host a public event later this month to help people discover if they own a precious piece of Limerick’s history and heritage.
Monday 10th August 2015: Limerick City and County Council is working with local communities and the Heritage Council to promote and raise awareness of Limerick’s diverse and unique heritage for National Heritage Week 2015.
Thursday 30th July 2015: Members of the public are being invited to have their say on a newly published draft plan that sets out the Limerick City and County Council’s objectives for managing and dealing with the challenge of litter in Limerick City and County over the next three years.
Wednesday July 29th 2015: The intention is for Troy Studios to be a fully-fledged leading studio facility to cater for film and TV productions by the end of Q2 2016.
Tuesday 28th July 2015: The world’s leading on-demand car service Uber has today announced it is to set up its first Centre of Excellence outside the US in Limerick, Ireland. The centre will create 150 jobs in the city by the end of the year and around 300 when it is fully up and running.
Monday 27th July 2015: The launch follows an agreement between the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government and Food and Drink Industry Ireland (FDII) representing the gum industry, to fund a national gum litter awareness programme from 2015 – 2017.
Friday 24th July 2015: More than 15,000 aviation enthusiasts will gather along the shores of the Shannon Estuary in West Limerick for the Foynes Air Show this Sunday (26 July).
Wednesday 22nd July: Visitors to Lough Gur can now pre-order their beautifully prepared picnic basket with fine foods, drinks, cutlery and even a soft blanket ready for you when you call.
Tuesday 21st July 2015: As competition heats up for the prize of hosting European Capital of Culture 2020, Limerick are carefully working on their bid preparations.
Tuesday 21st July 2015: Limerick City and County Council has announced that 36 Communities from across Limerick have been shortlisted for this year’s Limerick Going for Gold Community Challenge Category.
Tuesday 21st July 2015: Experience Limerick from a different perspective by taking a tour of the city's many exhibitions!
Monday 20th July 2015: Authentic World War Two airplanes, Aer Lingus' first airplane and one the largest search and rescue (SAR) training exercises ever undertaken in Ireland are among the highlights of the second annual Foynes Air Show which takes place this Sunday, 26 July.
Thursday 16th July 2015: Thomond Park Stadium will host a Citizen Brainstorming Session this coming Tuesday (21 July) from 5pm to 7pm as part of efforts to secure 2020 European Capital of Culture designation for Limerick.
Wednesday 15th July 2015: The Clockmakers Dream, a short film that was awarded funding of €15,000 by Limerick City of Culture in partnership with Behind the Scenes has released a teaser trailer. The premier of this film along with the other short films produced as part of the Film Limerick Scheme will take place in September.
Tuesday 14th July 2015: Limerick's Urban Horses are back following a collaboration from Limerick Corridor Art and clients of the Probation and Linkage in Limerick Scheme to bring creative imagination to Limerick's People Park with the latest addition to the Urban Herd, PALL’S Horse.
Monday 13th July 2015: IPB Pride of Place Competition judges have concluded visits to four Limerick communities and projects participating in the all-island initiative this year.
Thursday 9th July 2015: Limerick’s rise up the tourism rankings is continuing, with 2015 set to build on significant growth achieved last year, tourism chiefs say.
Tuesday 7th July 2015: Electric vehicle (EV) users in the Limerick area are set to benefit greatly from a recent decision by Limerick City and County Council to make designated EV parking available at a number of key locations in the city and county.
Monday 6th July 2015: The second annual Pride Wedding Show is being held on Wednesday 15th July 2015 from 7-9pm at the Cityview/Harris Suite on level 6 of the 4* Limerick Strand Hotel in association with Limerick Pride.
Monday 6th July 2015: The Irish Best Young Entrepreneurs Award is seeking applications from young innovators and entrepreneurs in every county in Ireland.€50,000 will be awarded to 3 winners in Limerick.
Monday 6th July 2015: Event to feature SAR display, Russian MiG, WW2 aircraft and aerobatics performances. One of the largest search and rescue (SAR) training exercises ever undertaken in Ireland will open the 2015 Foynes Air Show on Sunday, 26th July.
Friday 3rd July 2015: The Limerick Arts Office is seeking to develop the most comprehensive programme to date for Culture Night Limerick 2015, which takes place on September 18th next.
Monday 29th June 2015: Limerick will host a Day of Commemoration Ceremony on Sunday, 12 July to honour all Irishmen and Irishwomen who died in past wars or on service with the United Nations.
Monday 29th June 2015: Limerick's efforts to gain the prestigious designation of European Capital of Culture are gaining momentum with a series of events, conversations and activities taking place across the city and county over the coming weeks.
Monday 22nd June 2015: Locals and visitors to Limerick will have a unique opportunity to visit a city landmark, the old Tait factory on Lord Edward Street, this Saturday from 10am-3pm thanks to Open House Limerick.
Wednesday 24th June 2015: Members of Limerick Musical Society met with Mayor of Limerick City and County, Cllr. Kevin Sheahan, to formally congratulate them following their triumph at the Association of Irish Musical Societies (AIMS) awards at the INEC Killarney on 13th June 2015.
Wednesday 17th June: The scheme to shoot the three short films was the inspiration of Limerick City of Culture ‘Film Limerick’ Project Manager, Ronan Cassidy in collaboration with acclaimed Limerick writer and director Gerry Stembridge.
Wednesday 17th June 2015: Limerick 2020 has welcomed the partnership with the University of Limerick in creating new, fresh, design led thinking around the bid to become European Capital of Culture 2020.
Tuesday 16th June 2015: The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD and Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan TD has announced that Johnson & Johnson Vision Care operating as Vistakon Ireland is to invest over €100 million in the expansion of its manufacturing operations at its site in the National Technology Park, Plassey, Limerick.
Limerick City and County Council brings splash of colour to city centre with new animated Urban Garden
Monday 15th June 2015: Limerick City and County Council has begun work on a vibrant urban garden in O’Connell Street as part of its plans to improve and animate Limerick’s retail core and encourage more footfall into the city centre.
Monday 15th June 2015: GAA fans heading to Limerick city this Sunday, 21 June for the Munster Senior Hurling Semi Final are in for a treat when a number of Limerick’s key arts groups perform FREE dance, music and poetry for audiences in the Milk Market.
Monday 15th June 2015: Limerick’s title as 2014 National City of Culture generated almost €44m for the local economy based on a major economic impact assessment published today (Monday).
Friday 12th June 2015: USA Football, the national governing body of the sport, has announced a three-year partnership with Limerick-based company Shadowman Sports.
Tuesday 9th June 2015: Summer Solstice bike ride from Limerick City to Lough Gur and back, a family cycle along the banks of the River Shannon and a host of free fun bike events are among the highlights of the 2015 BeSPOKE Cycling Festival, taking place throughout Limerick from June 13-21.
Your Summer, Your Choice festival experience comes to Limerick to celebrate the season with smiles, snaps and music
Monday 8th June 2015: To celebrate Coca-Cola’s summer campaign to encourage people to ‘Choose Happiness’, TV presenter Angela Scanlon launched a massive nationwide tour - Your Summer, Your Choice.
Monday 8th June 2015: Kilmallock/Kilfinane Angling Club have begun an exciting new programme with the support of Limerick City and County Council to encourage and develop the next generation of fly anglers on the River Loobagh.
Monday 8th June 2015: THE first of the new The Underwriting Exchange Limited Jumping In The City series, which will be held in three venues during June, drew a capacity crowd to Limerick Greyhound Stadium on Friday.
Friday 5th June 2015: Limerick Football Club makes their long-awaited return to the Markets Field tonight facing Drogheda United in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division.
Wednesday 3rd June 2015: Did your family participate in any way during the 1916 Rising? Private collectors and members of the public are being asked to contribute to a newly announced exhibition which will take place next year and focus on Limerick’s role during the historical Rising.
Wednesday 3rd June 2015: This summer the team supporting Limerick's campaign for the designation of European Capital of Culture 2020 is asking the broader Limerick community to engage, discuss and get involved in Limerick’s bid for European Capital of Culture 2020.
Tuesday 2nd June 2015: Top horse racing action will take place on Saturday 6th of June, Friday 19th of June and Thursday 23rd of July with racing from 5.30pm each evening with excellent hospitality options and live music after racing each evening.
Tuesday 2nd June 2015: Mayor of Limerick City and County, Cllr Kevin Sheahan has paid tribute to retiring international rugby legend Paul O’Connell describing him as ‘an incredible ambassador for Limerick.’
Tuesday 2nd June 2015: More than 2000 people enjoyed a family fun day for Limerick’s Africa Day 2015 in the Milk Market over the weekend with hundreds more enjoying events to celebrate the city’s African communities throughout the last week.
Thursday 28th May 2015: Tiger Beer is delighted to announce its new role as title sponsor for Limerick’s TomCat Street Festival, which is set to take place this bank holiday weekend, May 29th - June 1st.
Wednesday 27th May 2015: The Limerick Arts Office has announced an open call to recognised artists to apply for the use of two Artists' Studios in Limerick.
Wednesday 27th May 2015: The communities of Kilteely, Bruff, Castleconnell and Tait House in Limerick City will be Limerick's participants in the 2015 IPB Pride of Place Competition.
Wednesday 27th May 2015: Limerick is celebrating its African communities with a jam packed line up of events including a free family fun day for Africa Day 2015 this Sunday.
Merchants Quay in Limerick today hosted the launch of the Going For Gold campaign which this year has been expanded to incorporate all of Limerick city and county, as well as the Limerick In Bloom competition and a new improvement grant scheme.
Limerick has launched its public campaign to become European Capital of Culture 2020. Join us on the Journey, Get behind the Bid!
Categories: Limerick 2020
Limerick City and County Council agrees purchase of former Dell site to facilitate proposed major international media hub
Monday 25th May 2015: It is proposed that the building will house a major international media hub to facilitate the production of film and television content and to provide support services.
Thursday 21st May 2015: A list of family friendly attractions and activities recommended by Limerick locals!
Categories: Family Fun
Tuesday 19th May 2015: Limerick Arts and Culture Exchange (L.A.C.E.) was officially launched last night (Monday) at Dance Limerick at an event attended by arts and culture practitioners, local authority representatives and members of the wider business, community and voluntary sectors.
Tuesday 19th May 2015: Limerick will celebrate its African communities with a jam packed line up of events including a free family fun day for Africa Day 2015, it has been announced.
Monday, 18th May 2015: Free access to secure bike lockers and bike stands is being provided at a number of city centre locations throughout Limerick to boost the number of people cycling to work or shop in the city centre.
Thursday 14th May 2015: Limerick City and County Council has been set a number of key targets in relation waste prevention activities under a newly launched plan.
Thursday 14th May 2015: Limerick City and Thomond Park Stadium will open its arms and welcome back the second year of the Limerick World Club Se7ens Series.
Thursday 14th May 2015: Are you planning your summer holidays? We come recommended! Ireland has been chosen as a Lonely Planet 2015 Top Travel Destination!
Tuesday 12th May 2015: A new five year strategy which commits for the first time to improving key areas of infrastructure, services, information and an overall social response to older person’s issues in Limerick was unveiled today (Tuesday).
Tuesday 12th May 2015: Limerick City and County Council has announced a new competition open to communities, groups of neighbours and members of the public who care about their local rural environment.
Thursday 7th May 2015: Limerick City and County Council has announced that a team has been established to manage the roll out of the ‘Living City initiative’ to regenerate a core part of the city centre.
Tuesday 5th May 2015: Limerick been selected to host the opening round of “JUMPING In The City”, a radical new initiative to bring show jumping into greyhound stadia in cities during the summer.
Limerick City and County Council invites participation from local groups, organisations and individuals to be part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme
Tuesday 5th May 2015: Limerick City and County Council will host a series of open meetings starting next Monday, 11th May 2015 for anyone interested in participating in the development and delivery of Limerick's local programme, as part of Ireland 2016.
Categories: Limerick 1916 Commemoration
Tuesday 28th April 2015: Families have begun moving into Limerick City and County Council’s new housing development at Waller’s Well, Janesboro.
Tuesday 28th April 2015: Never before seen artefacts are being put on display as part of an exhibition entitled 'Stand Up and Fight, Limerick’s Military History from the Wild Geese to Gallipoli’.
Tuesday 28th April 2015: Would you like grant support to run your own cycling inspired event this June? The purpose of this grant is to support people who want to run their own cycling inspired event during National Bike Week 2015 to help grow the cycling culture here in Limerick
Limerick City and County Council launch new on-site co-ordination unit to assist in major emergencies
Tuesday 28th April 2015: Limerick City and County Council has officially launched a new on-site co-ordination unit to help in the response to major incidents that take place in the region.
Thursday 23rd April 2015: Roll up, roll up… Limerick City is celebrating the legacy of its year of culture last year by welcoming back one of its most successful weekends as the Spiegeltent returns to Arthur’s Quay Park for Culture & Chips 2015 over the June Bank Holiday weekend.
Thursday 23rd April 2015: Dell today announced that it is creating 100 new Innovation Technology R&D roles at its Limerick Campus.
Tuesday 21st April 2015: A Limerick Smarter Travel project set to upgrade the walkway from Corbally to Plassey has been strongly welcomed by both Limerick City and County Council and the University of Limerick.
Categories: Smarter Travel
Tuesday 21st April 2015: Riverfest judges have been selected to crown the best BBQ-ers of Ireland for this year’s May Bank Holiday Festival, with an overall cash prize of €1,000 up for grabs!
Friday 17th April 2015: A number of roads will be closed to traffic and parking to facilitate Riverfest and the Barringtons Hospital Great Limerick Run.
Friday 17th April 2015: Author and broadcaster Joseph O'Connor last night officially launched Éigse Michael Hartnett, the annual festival celebrating the life and work of County Limerick poet Michael Hartnett (1940-1999).
Thursday 16th April 2015: Limerick Fire and Rescue service has officially unveiled FIRESWIFT, its new custom made power boat specifically designed for use on the River Shannon.
Tuesday 14th April 2015: Ireland’s largest BBQ competition, action and adventureon the River Shannon and a spectacular fireworks display will take place as part of Limerick’s Riverfest 2015 on the May Bank Holiday weekend it was announced today.
Thursday 9th April 2015: As summer approaches we've compiled our favourite things to do in Limerick when the sun shines!
Thursday 9th April 2015: A new suite of interpretive signage putting the Limerick village of Mungret firmly on the tourist trail will be launched later this (Thursday) evening.
Friday 3rd April 2015: Limerick Sports Partnership (LSP) and Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) will jointly host a 'Come and Try Disability Sports Day' on Tuesday 14th April from 10am to 3pm.
Wednesday 1st April 2015: Plans are under way for the launch of Limerick’s biggest and brightest summer festival RiverFest this May Bank Holiday weekend!
Tuesday 31st March 2015: The 6th Annual Limerick Film Festival was formally launched on Tuesday 31st March at the George Boutique Hotel, Limerick.
Tuesday, 31 March 2015: Two of Ireland's new generation of Irish language poets have today been announced as joint winners of the annual Michael Hartnett Poetry Award 2015.
Friday 27th March 2015: Expressions of interest sought for €80m-€100mLimerick Opera Centre, which will employ 3,000 people
Thursday 26th March 2015: WBO middleweight champion Andy Lee has been announced as the 2014 Limerick Person of the Year at a ceremony in which rugby legend Tony Ward was made an honorary Limerickman.
Tuesday 24 March 2015: Multi-award winning Limerick author Kevin Barry, poet Peter Fallon, actor Pat Kinevane and world-renowned Irish musician Martin Hayes are amongst the confirmed participants of this year’s Éigse Michael Hartnett in Newcastle West, County Limerick, from April 16-18th.
Monday 23rd March 2015: Limerick City and County Council have announced that applications for funding are now being sought under the Community Tourism Initiative for the Diaspora.
Monday 23rd March 2015: Proving there is always something new to learn, Limerick’s Lifelong Learning Festival kicks off this week with over 150 events and activities to interest, entertain and engage people of all ages! The festival, now in its fifth year, runs from Monday 23rd to Sunday 29th March 2015.
Thursday 19th March 2015: Limerick's unique position of being the only place in the world to lend its name to the most popular poem in the English language has been documented in a new book by Limerick Archives.
Wednesday 18th March 2015: Thousands of spectators lined the route of Ireland’s largest regional St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Limerick City on Tuesday 17th March 2015.
Monday 16th March 2015: Proving there is always something new to learn, Limerick’s Lifelong Learning Festival is back for the fifth year running later this month with over 150 events and activities to interest, entertain and engage people of all ages!
University of Southern Mississippi, USA overall parade winners at Limerick International Band Championship
Sunday 15th March 2015: More than 40,000 spectators lined the streets of Limerick on Sunday, 15 March, 2015 to witness University of Southern Mississippi, USA take the title of 'Overall Parade Champion' in the Limerick International Band Championship.
Published Thursday 12th March 2015: Flannery’s Bar on Shannon Street is often described as one of Limerick’s best kept secrets.
Wednesday 11th March 2015: Limerick kicks off its first Festival of Kindness this weekend in a unique initiative which is expected to create a ripple effect throughout the city and county.
Wednesday 11th March 2015: St. Patrick’s weekend of racing will take place at Limerick Racecourse on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th March. This will be a thrilling few days of National Hunt races at the track and punters can look forward to some competitive racing action.
Wednesday 11th March 2015: The countdown has begun to the 2015 Limerick St Patrick's Festival during which tens of thousands of people will line the streets of the city centre!
Monday 9th March 2015: Members of the public across Limerick are being encouraged to engage in conversation as Gaeilge this week as Seachtain na Gaeilge (Irish Language Week) gets underway.
Friday 6th March 2015: Three ‘outstanding Limerick women of distinction’ have been posthumously honoured by Limerick City and County Council during a civic reception at the University of Limerick this afternoon (Friday).
Tuesday 3rd March 2015: Limerick will host a fun and free Festival of Kindness later this month in a unique initiative which is expected to create a ripple effect throughout the city and county.
Limerick through the looking glass - the Ludlow Collection returns to Limerick for the first time in almost a century
Tuesday 24th February 2015: An extensive collection of unique photographs of Limerick will return to the city next week for the first time in almost 90 years for a new exhibition by Limerick Museum and Archives.
Tuesday 24th February 2015: President Michael D. Higgins, who led national tributes to poet and translator Desmond O’Grady at the time of his death in August, is to unveil a commemorative plaque to the poet outside The White House Bar on O’Connell Street Limerick.
Tuesday 24th February 2015: The Chairperson of Fairtrade Africa joined Fairtrade supporters from across Limerick and Ireland for the launch of the annual initiative which features a programme of talks and community events aimed at promoting awareness of Fairtrade and Fairtrade-certified products.
Sunday 22nd February 2015: Limerick City of Culture 2014 was honoured with an award at the Irish Times Theatre Awards held at the National Concert Hall tonight.
Wednesday 18th February 2015: The RTÉ Contempo Quartet - one of the most exciting and vibrant chamber ensembles performing today – and Limerick City and County Council Arts Office have announced a series of free lunchtime performances at the Granary Library, Limerick.
Tuesday 17th February 2015: Charities and voluntary groups throughout the Mid West have benefited from a charity ball held by local media in 2014.
Tuesday 17th February 2015: Irelandʼs internationally acclaimed aerial dance theatre company, Fidget Feet will lead Limerick’s St Patrick’s Day Parade as Grand Marshals.
Monday 16th February 2015: The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Paschal Donohoe has today officially re-opened Lough Gur Heritage Centre after extensive refurbishment works.
Limerick Fire and Rescue Service demonstrate variety of skills and equipment at Demo Day in Mulgrave Street
Friday 13th February 2015: Limerick Fire and Rescue Service held a Demonstration Day this afternoon at Mulgrave Station to outline and demonstrate the variety of skills and equipment the fire service has to offer to protect persons and property in Limerick.
Wednesday 11th February 2015: Love eh, who needs it?! If you’re planning on avoiding all things romantic this Valentine’s Day read on, we’ve got just the day planned for you...
Categories: Experience Limerick
Tuesday 10th February 2015: Limerick St. Patrick’s Festival is looking for volunteers to help with this year’s Limerick International Band Championship and St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Tuesday 10th February 2015: Thinking of proposing? With Valentine’s Day just around the corner Limerick is the perfect location to pop the question!
Categories: Romantic Limerick
Tuesday 10th February 2015: Limerick’s 2015 St. Patrick’s Festival will embrace the theme of Spring, celebrating the carnival spirit associated with the season, it was announced today.
Monday 9th February 2015: A star-studded line up of participants has been confirmed for the 2015 Limerick Literary Festival, held annually in honour of Limerick-born novelist and playwright Kate O’Brien.
Monday 9th February 2015: Limerick City of Culture is delight to announce the commencement of From Print to Postcard-Limerick's ghost stories at the Park Kiosk.
Monday 2nd February 2015: Students with general learning needs attending Catherine McAuley School in Limerick City are benefiting from a newly launched initiative enabling them to experience adapted tag rugby, a sport that has for many been inaccessible in the past.
Monday 2nd February 2015: A study carried out by the Global Limerick Network (GLN) has found significant support for the establishment of a platform providing for greater communication between the people of Limerick and the estimated 3.5 million people around the world with a connection to the city, county and region.
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Monday 26th January 2015: The viagogo Group announces plans to double workforce in Ireland at opening of new Operations Centre in Limerick
Monday 26th January 2015: It has been announced that this year’s UL Sport Kids Run at the Barrington’s Hospital Great Limerick Run 2015 will be held in memory of nine year old Aaron O’Flaherty who sadly lost his life in a tragic accident last May.
Monday 26th January 2015: Limerick National City of Culture Director Mike Fitzpatrick will lead the team and continue to be seconded within the local authority for the duration of the bid process which has to be submitted to the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht by October 2015.
Monday 26th January 2015: One of Ireland’s largest mass participatory events, The Barrington’s Hospital Great Limerick Run, was launched in Limerick today (Monday) and is estimated to deliver a welcome €4.5m boost to the local economy.
Limerick City and County Council has announced that Úna McCarthy has been appointed as Director/Curator of Limerick City Gallery of Art (LCGA). A native of Charleville, Co Cork, Úna McCarthy has wor
Thursday 22nd January 2015: Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) will host the Independent.ie Higher Education GAA Hurling Championships Weekend on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th of February next.
Tuesday 13th January 2015: Limerick arts organisations are set to benefit from an injection of €1.8m in funding, announced last week by The Arts Council.
Monday 12th January 2015: Private collectors and members of the public are being asked to contribute to a newly announced exhibition focusing on Limerick’s military heritage from The Sieges of Limerick in 1690-91 to the end of the First World War in 1918.
Monday 12th January 2015: International award winning foreign correspondent and author Fergal Keane (OBE) has been confirmed as guest speaker for the 2015 Limerick Mayor's Ball.
Tuesday 6th January 2015: Following on from the success of Carl Doran’s Dogs Tales and Norma Lowney’s Theatre Shop, Limerick City of Culture is delight to announce the commencement of Wildroutes, a project by Mary Conroy in the The Park Kiosk.
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Monday 5th January 2014: As Limerick City of Culture 2014 was drawing to a close, the Friars’ Gate Theatre in Kilmallock was showcasing the results of its four years of work on Integration through the Arts.
Friday 19th December 2014: Family Carers throughout Limerick are being invited to put pen to paper and compose a poem as part of Caring for Carers Ireland’s annual nationwide poetry competition.
Wednesday 17th December 2014: Several hundred people turned out in Limerick this evening (Wednesday) to welcome home the WBO Middleweight World Champion Andy Lee.
The Theatre Shop opens for business in The Park Kiosk as part of Limerick National City of Culture 2014
Tuesday 16th December 2014: Following on from the success of Carl Doran’s Dogs Tales, Limerick City of Culture is delight to announce the commencement of Norma Lowney’s Theatre Shop in the Park Kiosk at the People's Park.
Monday 15th December 2014: Limerick Racecourse are delighted to announce that Sunway Holidays are once again the title sponsor of the festive Most Stylish Ladies Day on Saturday 27th December.
Limerick City and County Council to host homecoming event for WBO Middleweight World Champion Andy Lee
Monday 15th December 2014: Limerick City and County Council has announced that a homecoming event will take place this Wednesday, 17th December 2014 to welcome home WBO Middleweight World Champion Boxer Andy Lee to Limerick.
Monday 15th December 2014: ESB is please to announce the launch of The GrouseLodge Wind Farm Community Fund. The fund, which is administered by SECAD, will open for applications as of 15 December 2014.
Tuesday 9th December 2014: Launch of important new book profiling the 200-year history of Limerick lace.
8th December 2014: Limerick launches Coca-Cola Zero bike rental scheme
Sunday, 30 November 2014: Shoppers in Limerick will be forgiven for thinking this weekend they’ve walked onto the film shoot of a Christmas fairy-tale movie as two ‘Elf’ stores opened in the city centre at the weekend.
Friday 28th November 2014: Limerick City and County Council has announced that a FREE Christmas Park & Ride service will begin from Saturday, 6th December providing a convenient transport alternative for shoppers during the busy Christmas season.
Thursday 27th November 2014: Limerick’s year as National City of Culture 2014 is drawing to a close but not without a giant wrap party – December 27th will see the Limerick Winter Carnival take place in numerous venues across the city.
Monday 25th November 2014: Ireland will face the Barbarians in Thomond Park on May 28th 2015.
Christmas in Limerick launched with magical tree-lighting ceremony and giant Christmas card from city’s favourite Granny
Monday 24th November 2014: 12,000 turn out for Christmas lights switching-on ceremony.
Giant Christmas card arrives for people of Limerick ahead of switching on of city’s Christmas lights
Thursday 20th November 2014: Limerick’s Christmas lights ceremony starts this Sunday, 23rd November from 4pm.
Friday 14th November 2014: Limerick City and County Council has been named as Local Authority of the Year 2014 at Chambers Ireland’s Annual Excellence in Local Government Awards which were held in Dublin last night.
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Thursday 13th November 2014: Limerick will be officially declared as an intercultural city during the hosting of a major intercultural conference in the Mid-West next week.
Thursday 13th November 2014: Individuals and organisations from the local sports scene were honoured during a series of Cathaoirleach Receptions hosted by Limerick City and County Council last Friday.
Thursday 13th November 2014: Increasing numbers of vehicle owners across Limerick are doing their motor tax business online, according to a new survey by Limerick City and County Council.
Wednesday 12th November 2014: Limerick City and County Council has announced the establishment of a new network aimed at enhancing and expanding the role played by community groups in the formulation of local government policy and the future development of local communities across Limerick.
Wednesday 12th November 2014: A special event will take place at the University of Limerick on Thursday November 13th as part of Limerick City of Culture and Millstream Writers Series.
Wednesday 12th November 2014: Over the coming months, The Park Kiosk located at Limerick’s People’s Park will reopen as part of a series of exciting multidisciplinary residencies.
Tuesday 11th November 2014: The National Transport Authority has announced further details for the Coca-Cola Zero Bikes regional scheme which will be launched in Limerick on Monday 8th December.
Thursday 13th November 2014: Limerick City and County Council says it has at least 10,000 tonnes of rock salt at its disposal to treat Limerick’s roads during the coming winter.
Friday 7th November 2014: Three young Limerick entrepreneurs are flying the flag for the county at the regional final of the inaugural ‘Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur’ competition, which is offering an investment prize-fund of €2 million.
Wednesday 5th November 2014: Limerick City and County Council has announced plans to bid for Limerick City to be given the title of European Capital of Culture 2020.
Wednesday 5th November 2014: Limerick’s third level institutions unite for a joint research project on the City of Culture experience!
Limerick City and County Council has announced that 3000 on-street car parking spaces in Limerick City will be ‘free from three’ every day from Monday, 24th November in a series of Christmas parking initiatives unveiled today (Monday 3rd November 2014).
Friday 31st October 2014 Limerick City and County Council has announced that hundreds of homes are to undergo thermal upgrading in the Regeneration areas of the city. Work on delivering improve
For the second year running, the West Limerick village of Athea has been named the overall winner of the Limerick In Bloom competition.
A nationwide schools’ campaign to educate and raise student awareness of littering visited Limerick this week.
Audiences from Ireland, UK, Slovenia, and Europe participated in and attended the 20th annual Cuisle Limerick City International Poetry Festival, which took place in various venues throughout Limerick City over the past five days.
Young people from across Limerick will gather at the University of Limerick next Friday (24th October, 2014) for the final Annual General Meetings of Limerick City Comhairle na nÓg and Limerick County Comhairle na nÓg.
400 adults and children from businesses and schools throughout Limerick have marked ‘World Mental Health Week’ by participating in a competitive relay marathon at the UL Sport Arena Athletics Track.
One of the country's foremost pianists and chamber musicians will perform in Limerick later this month as part of the Castleconnell Autumn Concerts Series.
Limerick City and County Council and An Garda Síochána have launched a joint campaign aimed at encouraging dog owners to clean up after their animals who foul in public areas.
Some of Ireland’s best loved and most celebrated poets will attend Cuisle, Limerick’s international poetry festival next week as it celebrates its twentieth anniversary with a special five day run from October 15 - 19, 2014.
Limerick Chamber has appointed Dr Órlaith Borthwick as Acting CEO while the Board of Directors manage the recruitment process for a CEO following the resignation of Maria Kelly.
At an intimate ‘Made in Limerick’ event held at Dance Limerick, John’s Square, during the President’s visit to Limerick, Mr Higgins praised the work of this strand of City of Culture and its participants.
Limerick City and County Council has announced a number of changes that will take effect at its offices in Annacotty and Croom from Friday, 31st October.
A University of Limerick engineering graduate has won €20,000 after being named Limerick's Best Young Entrepreneur at a function hosted in the Castletroy Park Hotel tonight (Monday, 6 October 2014).
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'.
Limerick City and County Council has announced that the theatre space and building at 69 O’Connell Street will be re-launched in the New Year as an arts and culture centre.
Running from October 6th to 10th at various venues around the city and county, the 11th annual initiative is the first to be hosted by the Limerick Local Enterprise Office (LEO).
Limerick City and County Council has announced that Abbeyfeale Fire Station will reopen on Monday (6th October 2014).
It has been announced that Limerick will host an international conference focusing on industry clustering in 2015.
The Cathaoirleach of Limerick City and County Council has today (Wednesday, 01 October 2014) welcomed the announcement by Canadian firm Optel Vision of its decision to establish a Manufacturing and Operations Centre in Limerick.
The European Union is being called on to back a proposal to bridge the digital divide in rural communities of Clare, Limerick and Tipperary which are unable to access fibre or wireless broadband services.
President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins has become the first recipient of the honour of Freedom of Limerick following a ceremony in Limerick city this afternoon (Monday 29th September).
Limerick City and County Council has announced that Abbeyfeale Fire Station will close for an estimated three-week period due to a number staff being unavailable for work due to illness.
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A new website featuring 25,000 photographs of life in Limerick during the 1970s has been launched as part of Limerick City of Culture 2014.
An award-winning communal residential development for older people in the Southill area of Limerick City will this weekend open its doors to the public as part of OpenHouse Limerick (OHL) 2014.
Limerick Smarter Travel has announced details of a €15,000 challenge prize fund aimed at reducing the amount of car journeys made in Limerick each day.
The Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Limerick has moved one step closer to finding Limerick's Best Young Entrepreneur after it announced the 15 finalists in the competition.
Important personal and home safety information and demonstrations will be the central focus of a special event being held for older members of the local community across Limerick City and County next week.
The doors of some of Limerick's most intriguing and historic buildings will open to the public for free during OpenHouse Limerick 2014, details of which were announced today.
Jan O'Sullivan TD, Minister for Education and Skills was in Roxboro today to present certificates to more than 40 young people from across Limerick who participated in the 2014 Summer Reading Challenge.
Night life venues across Limerick pledge to end harassment as the Limerick Feminist Network launches its Good Night Out Campaign
The Limerick Feminist Network have launched Good Night Out, a campaign calling on bars, clubs and venues to send a message, that harassment on their premises will not be tolerated.
One of only 24 astronauts to fly to the Moon visited the offices of Limerick City and County Council this week during his two-day trip to the Mid West.
There were jubilant celebrations in The Strand Hotel this evening (Tuesday) as the residents ofCaherdavin claimed the top prize in Limerick Going for Gold 2014.
Older people from across Limerick City and County are being invited to a safety information day later this month.
Ladies day at Limerick Racecourse will take place this year on Sunday 12th October 2014.
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A memorial to six Limerick men who fought on the Republican side during the Spanish Civil War will be officially unveiled in the grounds of Limerick City Hall this Sunday.
The RTÉ Contempo Quartet, award-winning German cellist Leonard Elschenbroich and fiddler Zoë Conway are among the confirmed participants in a classical music series taking place in Limerick this autumn.
Ireland’s third National Declutter Day takes place on Saturday 27th September 2014. As well as supporting your favourite charity and helping the environment, this unique event also promotes the many personal benefits of decluttering.
Conservation works have commenced at one of Ireland's largest cemeteries, Mount St. Lawrence Cemetery in Limerick City.
The Royal launched another exciting programme at for its third instalment of The Royal Picture Show, at the Clarion Hotel.
The Annual National Chamber Week starts next Monday the 15th of September with Chambers across the country running events showcasing the benefit of joining the Chamber network.
Limerick, Ireland’s Smarter Travel Demonstration City will unveil a series of initiatives to support sustainable travel to mark European Mobility Week.
Tuesday 9th September 2014: Sharon Slater from Limerick Museum & Archives looks back at a successful Heritage Week 2014.
Traditional skills and crafts associated with Limerick down through the centuries will be showcased as part of this year's Elemental Arts & Culture Festival, which gets underway on Thursday and continues through Sunday.
8Radio.com, the multi-genre music station has just returned to FM in Limerick (105.5FM), Dublin on (94.3FM) and Cork (106.7FM) for its second FM run of the year for eight weekends until October 27th 2014.
Limerick's rich arts and culture scene will be showcased on Friday, September 19th during Culture Night Limerick 2014 when a record 70 FREE cultural events for all ages will be held throughout the city and county over a 5-hour period from 5pm to 10pm.
Thousands of spectators lined the routes and city streets to catch a glimpse of the 7.5 metre Giant over the weekend with record crowds lining the streets and the quays of Limerick to wish Grandma Giant farewell on one of the hottest days of the summer.
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Over 50,000 people were waiting in anticipation in Sarsfield Barracks this morning to watch Grandma Giant awaken from her deep slumber in a gigantic wooden bed, where she slept overnight.
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At 10.01am this morning the chuffing sound of a train silenced the massive crowd at Colbert Station, who were waiting patiently for the first glimpse of the Grandma Giant.
Cuisle Limerick City International Poetry Festival, (15th-19th October) is this year celebrating its 20th anniversary.
Newly opened Hook and Ladder creates giant cake for the Giant's Journey
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The Cathaoirleach of Limerick City and County Council has said the formal establishment of Shannon Group plc will help to reinvigorate the local economy and tourism in Limerick, as well as inspire the strong sense of entrepreneurship associated with the glory days of Shannon Airport and its surrounding freezone.
Best Quality Management System in Ireland for Civil Engineering Company. That’s the title that Roadbridge based in Ballysheedy in Limerick could be laying claim to on September 26th 2014, having been announced as one of the finalists at the 2014 National Q Mark Awards.
Primary school children in every county in Ireland can benefit from a free Junior Entrepreneur Programme (JEP) that promises to open young minds to the thrill of business, while developing their skills and confidence.
As part of its upcoming Commemoration weekend (12th –14th September), the Limerick International Brigade Memorial Trust (LIBMT) is launching a book entitled From the Shannon to the Ebro, the story of the Limerick men who fought Franco in the Spanish Civil War.
ONE MILLION people have now visited Limerick.ie, the official website for Limerick.
A unique event focusing on traditional skills and crafts associated with Limerick down through the centuries has been included in the programme for the 2014 Elemental Arts & Culture Festival, which takes place from 11th September to 14th September 2014.
A training workshop aimed at helping emergency services personnel in Limerick to support people in crisis, including people feeling suicidal, will be hosted at Limerick Fire Station this Tuesday, September 2nd.
Limerick City and County Council has unanimously agreed to award the Freedom of Limerick to An Uachtaráin, Michael D Higgins.
The competition was launched as part of Limerick City of Culture 2014 in early August and witnessed an influx of poems and prose from all over the world
Limerick City and County Council has announced a new pilot initiative aimed at improving the visual appearance of Limerick City Centre and the County's main towns.
The World number one will face experienced French lightweight Oshin Derieuw on the night for the eagerly anticipated first appearance of Katie in the ring in Limerick.
An award-winning garden created for Bloom 2014 has been given a permanent home in the grounds of Limerick City and County Council in the heart of Limerick to mark the city's status as Ireland's first National City of Culture.
Do you want to be part of the largest community choral event ever held in Limerick?
Limerick Going For Gold Judges' have named Meadowbrook in Corbally and Annacotty as their two wildcard finalists in the Tidy Towns Category of the competition.
Limerick City & County Council's Chief Executive Conn Murray, Cathaoirleach Cllr Kevin Sheahan and Mayor Michael Sheahan did the ice bucket challenge for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA)
As the countdown begins to the three day epic Giant’s Journey through the streets of Limerick 5th-7th September 2014, the creative genius Jean-Luc Courcoult of Royal de Luxe reveals why he chose to bring the Giant to Ireland.
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The first Bualadh Bos Children's Festival will capture the imagination of young audiences with magical theatre, raucous book readings, chatty talks, interactive workshops plus a host of other activities for the rest of the family too!
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Showcasing the best of craft and design handmade in Limerick, the Limerick Craft Hub is a vibrant addition to the city’s creative culture.
Three Limerick City and County Council projects have been shortlisted for Excellence in Local Government Awards.
The Grandmother fallen from the galaxy into a field in Munster
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Limerick’s Elemental Arts & Culture Festival which runs from Thursday 11th of September to Sunday September 14th is encouraging festival goers to interact with this year’s programme in a new fun and creative way!
Proud Limerick woman Dolores O’Riordan is the latest celebrity to pen a limerick prose for her native hometown, Limerick, Ireland’s National City of Culture 2014.
The Royal de Luxe Lilliputians, who will be guiding the Grandmother Giant through Limerick, are arriving into the city from today onwards to prepare for one of Ireland’s most historic events.
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Ahead of the arrival of the Royal de Luxe giant in Limerick from September 5th to 7th the Limerick Craft Hub have opened their doors to the public to come and knit a row in Grandmothers giant scarf.
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Iarnrod Eireann has a number of small fares for people heading to Limerick to see the Giant Grandmother wander the streets of Limerick on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th September.
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Dance Limerick and Limerick Arts Office, Limerick City and County Council welcome Limerick’s first Dance Artist-in-Residence Megan Kennedy, based at Dance Limerick.
Culture Night, Friday, 19th September will offer a wonderful opportunity for Limerick to showcase the diverse array of arts and cultural activities that the region has to offer.
Limerick’s Live 95FM is aiming to raise thousands of euro for Limerick children in need with its annual station fundraiser the ’95 Stop Tour’ for Limerick kids.
Proud Limerick man Terry Wogan has put his stamp of approval on the Limerick Virtual QR Code Walking Trail by penning a limerick prose for the City of Culture’s Limerick’s Limericks Competition.
Limerick is set to swing its way through the weekend of September 25th to 28th as one of Ireland’s leading jazz festivals attracts thousands of fans for a programme including global stars David Sanborn and Van Morrison.
A whimsical, bittersweet collection of photographs of well-worn, but well-loved stuffed animals by one of Ireland’s top portrait photographers is among the highlights of the 3rd annual Elemental Arts & Culture Festival
Taking entrants on a breathtaking circuit adventure through an obstacle covered Limerick City.
As part of Limerick City of Culture 2014, Limerick city is due to be the first city in Ireland and one of the first in the world to have a virtual QR Code Walking Tour.
Limerick City and County Council has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Santa Clara, California to formulate a Sister City relationship in a bid to strengthen economic and civic ties between the two cities.
Neither hurling nor rugby fans will want to miss this weekend’s Limerick World Club 7s tournament at Thomond Park Stadium
Members of the public in Limerick have just over one week left to nominate someone who they believe has made an outstanding contribution to the local environment in Limerick.
A design by Darragh Moloney of West Limerick company, Environmol, has won the Adare to Survive Design an Obstacle Competition.
American Literary Superstar Richard Blanco will be coming to live in Limerick as a Writer-in-Residence, as part of Limerick City of Culture 2014, from August 25 to September 8.
Communities across Limerick City and its environs have just over two weeks left to register their interest in participating in the Community Challenge Category of Limerick Going for Gold 2014.
A Southill footballer has been named in the Irish squad that will travel to Santiago in Chile this October to take part in the 2014 International Street League World Cup.
46 communities from across County Limerick are busily preparing for the judging stages of the 7th annual Limerick in Bloom competition which takes place later this week and during next week.
The UL-based Irish Chamber Orchestra is, one of the country’s foremost cultural ambassadors, funded by the Arts Council of Ireland.
Ryanair launched two new Shannon winter routes to/from Kaunas and Manchester
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Half-Price 48-hour flash sale on family tickets kicks off this Thursday at 12pm
Tourism Ireland today launched a new online film, specially created to highlight the flagship event of this year’s Limerick City of Culture programme, ‘The Giant’s Journey’.
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With only a few days remaining before the exclusive Proms in the Park Concerttakes place, preparations are in full swing for what promises to be a highlight of the summer for the people of Limerick.
Details have been announced of a new project that aims to build on the success of last year's Gathering initiative by reaching out to over 3.5 million people from and with a connection to Limerick City, County and the Region.
The communities of Abbeyfeale and Kilmallock are busily preparing for the adjudication stage of 2014 IPB Pride of Place Competition, which takes place next week.
World ranked distance swimmer and Rio 2016 hopeful Chris Bryan along with some of his High Performance team mates have confirmed they will take part in the annual Thomond Swim 2014
Open spaces, landmark buildings and bridges across Limerick City Centre have been transformed into a sea of colour this summer thanks to the Parks Department of Limerick City and County Council.
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We want to make sure that Limerick City & County is once again well represented on the night with a full programme of events to showcase the wealth of culture that Limerick has to offer
MEET – The Mobile Pub has gone mobile, as part of the Limerick City of Culture programme of events.
Check out our suggested three things to do in Limerick this weekend!
The Retrospective Exhibition being held in Limerick Museum at the moment will take you on a journey through 800 years of Limerick’s governmental history.
Limerick Chamber has launched the 2014 Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards today, in association with award sponsors LIT and launch sponsors VHI, to honour excellence and innovation in business.
Limerick City of Culture in partnership with Behind the Scenes are pleased to announce the creation of a unique and exciting scheme, Film Limerick.
Limerick City and County Council has commenced the planning and design of a proposed new road linking the Port of Foynes in West Limerick with the M7/N18 at Limerick City.
Serve the City (Limerick) is the brainchild of John Buckley, from Raheen, and Etan Blass who originally hails from Baltimore, USA now living in the city centre.
Katherine Hunka directs the Irish Chamber Orchestra in Vienna to the Volga, a fabulously entertaining programme, combining old and new.
As official parking partner, this new partnership will provide visitors to official events associated with Limerick National City of Culture 2014 with discounted parking in one of three Q-Park parking facilities in Limerick city centre.
Maria Kelly, CEO of Limerick Chamber, has announced her resignation after almost 10 years at the helm.
The annual campaign, which this year features a prize fund of €52,500, encourages businesses, community groups and individuals to improve their areas.
The Limerick Community Grocery, the urban co-op, in conjunction with the Park Slope Food Co-op in Brooklyn USA, is hosting an urban cooperative seminar and workshop in Limerick City of Culture HQ.
The Irish Chamber Orchestra announces details of its Autumn/Winter season at University Concert Hall, Limerick and RDS Concert Hall, Dublin with a Christmas appearance in Cork
Patrons visiting Limerick Racecourse on Thursday 24th July are urged to “Hold onto their Hats” as country music star Derek Ryan pays a visit to Greenmount Park for The Library Limerick Twilight racing finale.
This Friday, July 11, will see the perfect opportunity for the people of Limerick to see what Made in Limerick is all about AND what the 109 Limerick National City of Culture-funded projects have done in the first half of 2014.
This July, in association with Limerick National City of Culture, Defence Forces Ireland delivers Proms in the Park, a fun-filled family event in People’s Park.
Irish director Maeve Stone and composer/sound designer Tom Lane will create Wake, Chamber Made Opera’s latest international work.
This week sees the start of an extensive Visiting Writers Programme as part of Limerick City of Culture 2014.
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Limerick City and County Council has announced plans to build a new neighbourhood park in Mungret.
John Treacy, CEO of the Irish Sports Council, will join the Cathaoirleach of Limerick City and County Council, Cllr Kevin Sheahan at the University of Limerick Sport Pavilion for the launch of the Limerick Sports Partnership (LSP) this Thursday.
Abbeyfeale, Kileely, Radharc na Cille in Kilmallock and the C-Well Project in Kings Island have been nominated by Limerick City and County Council to represent Limerick in the 2014 IPB Pride of Place Competition.
Mespil Group launches new business, Mespil Academy, focused on developing people, improving performance and transforming organisations.
Killeely, Abbeyfeale, Radharc na Cille in Kilmallock and the C-Well Project in Kings Island, Limerick City have been nominated by Limerick City and County Council to represent Limerick in the 2014 IPB Pride of Place Competition.
Limerick Arts Office is delighted to announce that Eoin Scanlon from Dooradoyle, Limerick, is the recipient of the Irish Youth Choir Bursary for 2014.
Munster to face Fijian club side as superheroes theme revealed for spectators
Young migrants with low qualifications and workplace skills have been hit especially hard by the economic crisis.
A sea of white horses gathers pace in a city warehouse, the former Cahill May Roberts building at Bank Place.
Limerick Masters Swimming Club will host the annual Thomond Swim for 2014 on Saturday 26th July.
150 tag rugby teams from Ireland, Britain and as far away as Australia will gather in Limerick from July 10-12th for the 2014 Pig'N'Porter Festival, regarded as the world's largest tag rugby festival.
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Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan TD, today officially launched the award-winning Graduate Entry Medical School at the University of Limerick.
A number of car parking spaces in Limerick City are set to be transformed into urban sanctuaries courtesy of a Limerick Smarter Travel initiative.
So Limerick is a social network for Limerick, built by the people of Limerick for the people of Limerick.
Limerick has mounted a major UK and European marketing campaign to take advantage of Shannon Airport’s dramatically enhanced summer schedule this year and help entice greater visitor numbers to the city and county.
Los Angeles Travel Magazine owners Jennifer McLaughlin and Michael Dunn announced they will tie the knot at one of the most sought after wedding venues in Ireland, Adare Manor Castle & Golf Resort, Limerick this coming August.
This sunny Friday, 20th June Happenings are bringing open-air entertainment to the People’s Park Limerick with a classic screening of the well-loved Marx Brothers film ‘Duck Soup’.
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Limerick, Ireland's national City of Culture 2014 will celebrate American Independence Day with a range of events around the city during the weekend of July 4-6th.
Limerick Arts Office, Limerick City and County Council is delighted to announce an open call to recognised cultural practitioners, artists, writers and multi-disciplinary practitioners, to apply for the use of four new Arts Studio Units in Cappamore, Co. Limerick.
A Summer Solstice cycle from Limerick City to Lough Gur and back and a family cycle along the banks of the River Shannon are among the highlights of the 2014 BeSpoke Cycling Festival, taking place throughout Limerick this week.
Internationally renowned for dramatic live circus, blending jaw-dropping skills with untamed elegance and a subversive edge, NoFit State Circus will bring its knockout performance of BIANCO to Limerick for the first time EVER as part of Limerick City of Culture 2014.
Hundreds of County Limerick families enjoyed a family fun day in Kilmallock last Saturday, June 7th.
Archaeologists, historians and academics from across Ireland gathered in Kilmallock, Co Limerick last weekend for a hugely successful conference
This easy to follow guide book leads the reader through the streets of Limerick at a leisurely pace.
Football players from Limerick are being given the chance to represent the town on the national stage at a special tournament next month
Limerick will be putting its best foot forward in what is already proving to be a bumper year for city tourism with the return of its Street Ambassadors, complete with a uniform make-over.
The Irish Chamber Orchestra’s Sing Out with Strings programme celebrates its 6th birthday in true party style with a very special Limerick City of Culture 2014 Gala Concert at University Concert Hall
1,500 athletes to parade along O’Connell Street as part of official Opening Ceremony which is proudly supported by Limerick City of Culture.
Shannon Airport has welcomed today’s announcement by Ryanair that it is to add five routes onto its winter schedule this year as another significant boost for the airport.
Limerick Smarter Travel along with Limerick Sports Partnership and An Taisce Green Schools are inviting all Limerick families to dust off their bikes and take part in a bumper week of cycling activity for the 2014 BeSpoke Cycling Festival!
McGettigan’s Limerick to Launch at Limerick City Hotel on 5th June with Live Performance by Paddy Casey
The Library Twilight racing season kicks off at Limerick Racecourse this Saturday 7th June.
In one of her final duties as Mayor of Limerick, Cllr. Kathleen Leddin today (Tuesday) presented her Mayoral Robe to Limerick Museum and Archives in the former Franciscan Church - set to become the Museum’s new home.
Ballyhoura Development in conjunction with Kilmallock Town Traders and Kilmallock Partnership have engaged the services of economic development “think-tank”, New Economics Foundation.
Parkway Shopping Centre is pleased to announce that they have expanded their retail offering with the opening of Eurogiant.
A new festival named in honour of a Limerick man who famously completed a solo circumnavigation of the world will take place along the banks of the River Shannon in Limerick City on Sunday June 8th next.
Limerick City & County Council launches the 2014 Gum Litter Taskforce environmental awareness campaign
The 2014 Gum Litter Taskforce (GLT) environmental awareness campaign was launched in Limerick today (Monday) by Mayor Cllr Kathleen Leddin.
More than 20 rugby teams from all over Ireland will gather in Limerick over the June Bank Holiday weekend to compete in Ireland's newest rugby sevens tournament.
The Limerick Local Election Count has now been completed and forty councillors have been elected to the newly merged Limerick City and County Council.
Key players in Ireland's freight, logistics and transport sector stakeholders will gather in the Castletroy Park Hotel in Limerick this Wednesday to discuss how the Limerick-Shannon region could become a strategic freight logistics hub with direct connections to some of the world’s global logistics hubs.
STL Logistics to spread the word of Limerick City of Culture across UK and Europe
What do you get when you marry 1920’s opulent glamour with the humble chip?
Archaeologists, historians and academics are set to examine Kilmallock and other surviving Walled Towns in an effort to reimagine what Ireland's urban areas may have looked like during the 16th century.
Ireland captain on site visit to Pallas Food who will feed thousands during Special Olympics Games
8Radio.com, the multi-genre music station is delighted to announce its return to FM in Limerick, Dublin and Cork from Saturday May 24th.
A range of new services for small businesses and start ups across Limerick was announced today by Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan TD, as he officially launched the Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Limerick.
Limerick Smarter Travel seeks the approval from An Bord Pleanála for a shared pedestrian and cycleway facility.
Limerickman Niall FitzGerald KBE addressed more than 200 key philanthropic and business leaders at the University of Limerick President’s Dinner 2014 at Adare Manor this weekend.
Bill Clinton has spoken in it. Marlene Dietrich has performed in it, and Marilyn Monroe loved it. Now it is coming to Limerick…
The Mayor of Limerick Cllr. Kathleen Leddin joined local business and community group representatives at Limerick City Hall today for the launch of the Limerick Going For Gold 2014 campaign, which this year features a prize fund of €52,500.
Limerick City and County Council and An Taisce, the National Trust for Ireland, have announced that they are working proactively together to ensure that Smarter Travel targets are achieved.
Limerick will enjoy some of the sights, sounds and flavours of its African communities next week to celebrate Africa Day including a FREE family carnival in the grounds of City Hall on Saturday, 24th May.
Adare Productions are looking for families to Shakedown the Town of Limerick, in a brand new TV series for RTÉ One.
KBC Bank have launched a community based fund called “Bright Ideas” of which €20,000 is designated for community based projects in Limerick.
To celebrate National Volunteering Week 2014 (12-18th May), Limerick Volunteer Centre is launching a Volunteer Discount Card scheme to reward the invaluable work of volunteers across Limerick city and county.
Housing Minister Jan O’Sullivan TD has welcomed the completion of 35 new apartments dedicated to older persons as part of the Limerick Regeneration Programme.
Not content with taking the first Irish National City of Culture title, Limerick will crown the first World Chip Champion this June bank holiday.
The launch of Africa Day/Week Limerick 2014 and the latest Progress Report relating to the implementation of the Limerick City & County Integration Plan 2013-2016 took place in Limerick City Hall this morning (Friday, 9th May 2014).
Limerick City’s historic Georgian buildings and streets will be the focus of a City of Culture 2014 event taking place at The Hunt Museum this weekend.
The Chief Executive of Limerick City and County Council has welcomed the findings of a newly published international report revealing that Limerick is in the top ten metropolitan areas of Western Europe to invest in.
Monday 5th May 2014: The biggest May Bank Holiday weekend festival, Limerick’s 10th annual Riverfest, wound down today with organisers expressing their delight as the four-day programme surpassed all expectations.
Some of the oldest and rarest trees knocked in Limerick’s People’s Park by Storm Darwin are being given a new lease of life by being transformed into works of art by the Council’s Parks Department.
Limerick City Council has met this afternoon (Monday) for the final time closing a chapter on more than 800 years of local government history in Limerick city.
Donegal band Mojo Gogo were announced winners of Indie Week Ireland 2014 at the final night of the independent music festival in Limerick on Saturday night.
Special Olympics Ireland is proud to announce an exciting partnership with Limerick City of Culture ahead of the forthcoming Ireland Games which will take place in Limerick.
Friday 25th April 2014: The latest in a series of projects aimed at documenting the social history of Limerick through one of the country’s largest cemeteries, Mount St Lawrence, was launched at Limerick City Hall today by Catriona Crowe from the National Archives.
Limerick City and County Council is turning Limerick red to support Munster Rugby in the Heineken Cup Semi Final in France this weekend
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This year, Centra celebrates their fifth year as sponsor of the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship
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
Indie Week Ireland 2104, a four day celebration of independent music, launched last night at Dolan's, Limerick City.
Over 600 people including rugby legend David Wallace will walk over hot coals to help raise funds for Special Olympics Ireland!
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.
Limerick National City of Culture has begun recruiting volunteers who would like to get involved in this year’s exciting programme of events.
RTE will televise a number of greyhound races live from Limerick on 26th April, 2014
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.
Doras Luimní are offering you the chance to win a new Kindle Fire HD 7” tablet!
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.
15th April 2014: Festival celebrating its 10th birthday and now delivering Limerick’s busiest weekend of the year.
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.
Limerick City of Culture 2014 is delighted to announce Crescent Shopping Centre as funding partners.
The board of Limerick National City of Culture 2014 is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Mike Fitzpatrick as Director.
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.
A new pilot primary healthcare service for marginalised groups has opened in Limerick as part of an innovative model of research in primary care
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.
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.
Think speed debating, think talk without the chit, think the conversation of life...
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?'
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.
Multi award winning novelist Donal Ryan has been announced as the 2013 Limerick Person of the Year.
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.
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.
The winners of one of Ireland’s most respected poetry prizes have been announced.
Tuesday 25th March 2014: Limerick's status as a Riverside City was confirmed today with the official opening of a €5 million euro revamp of its historic quays.
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.
Friday 21st March 2014: 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.
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!
The successful, free Friday & Sunday lunchtime 'Sessions' at the Milk Market Limerick are coming back.
Special Olympics athletes from Team Munster have been announced as the Grand Marshals for the Limerick 2014 St Patrick's Day Parade.
Monday 10th March 2014: 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).
Limerick Gardai, led by Chief Superintendent Sheahan, in association with Garveys Supervalu are pleased to announce that they are organising the inaugural Limerick Garda Youth Awards for 2014.
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.
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.
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.
Monday 3rd March 2014: A major photographic exhibition entitled From Limerick with Love will be unveiled in Shannon Airport later this month.
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.
The band have been perfecting their marching and musical skills ahead of the festival.
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.
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.
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
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.
Three Limerick projects were honoured at the National Planning Awards ceremony held over the weekend in Dublin Castle.
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.
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.
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The 40th anniversary of the death of one of Ireland’s best known literary figures will be remembered at the 2014 Limerick Literary Festival.
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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.
31st January 2014: Limerick's biggest festival Riverfest will celebrate it's 10th anniversary in 2014!
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.
12th December 2013: 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!
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
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
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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
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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
5th November 2013: 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.
5th November 2013: 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.
5th November 2013: 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.
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.
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.
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.
1st November 2013: Limerick City and County Councils have published the Draft Limerick Regeneration Framework Implementation Plan.
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.
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.
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.
The Cuisle Limerick City International Poetry Festival which runs until Saturday was launched by Limerick born painter and member of Aosdána, John Shinnors.
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.
Monday 19th August 2013: 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.
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.
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.
8th October 2013: 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.
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.
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.
16th October 2013: 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."
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.
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.
Dance Limerick, a new support and development organisation for professional dance artists launches in Limerick city, will be launched this Thursday (3rd October 2013).
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.
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.
27th September 2013: 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.
26th September 2013: 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!
Tuesday 24th September 2013: Saturday 28th September will mark one of the first initiatives of Limerick 2030 with the commencement of a new 'Saturday Street Stalls' on Cruises Street.
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.
23rd September 2013: Culture goes country this week as the Limerick City of Culture 2014 team heads to the National Ploughing Championships!
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 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.
17th September 2013: 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).
17th September 2013: 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.
All of Limerick's participating towns and villages recorded a mark-up in their overall marks received in this year's Tidy Towns Competition.
LIMERICK City will host top international and Irish artists for the second annual Limerick Jazz Festival which runs from September 26th – 29th.
Monday 9th September 2013: 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 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.
Thursday 5th September 2013: 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).
28th August 2013: 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.
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.
28th August 2013: 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.
28th August 2013: Unlucky for some, exciting for others, Friday 13th September 2013 will see the return of the popular Elemental Arts & Culture Festival to Limerick.
20th August 2013: 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.
21st August 2013: 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 Smarter Travel has announced that the proposed Public Bicycle Share Scheme for Limerick City Centre will be up and running by autumn 2014.
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.
18th February 2013: 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).
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.
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.
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.
Judging in this year’s Limerick In Bloom competition gets underway today and will continue throughout the week in 44 communities across County Limerick.
Limerick Arts Office has announced details of the country's first subsidised living space scheme for artists.
Wednesday 24th July 2013: 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.
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.
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 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.
Wednesday 24th July 2013: 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.
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.
Limerick claimed their 19th Munster title and their first since 1996 with a comprehensive defeat of Cork at the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick on Sunday. Limerick's win simply added to the sense that the 2013 championship has been a transformative one, as they joined recently crowned Leinster champions Dublin in the All-Ireland semi-finals.
12th July 2013: 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.
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.
After a call for proposals and ideas, the Culture Team received over 350 project suggestions spanning sport, food, craft, arts, heritage and history, education, community arts, biodiversity and environment.
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.
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.
2nd July 2013: 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.
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.
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.
Limerick is preparing for the arrival of thousands of hurling, camogie and handball players as it hosts the national sports festival, Féile na nGael.
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.
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.
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.
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.
14th June 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.
14th June 2013: 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.
Friday 7th June 2013: 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.
11th June 2013: Visitors to Limerick are receiving an extra warm welcome as Volunteer 'Gathering' Ambassadors take to the streets of city this summer.
4th June 2013: 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.
Tuesday 21st May 2013: 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 will enjoy the sights and sounds of its African communities with four fun filled days of colourful events to celebrate Africa Day on Saturday 25th May.
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.
30th April 2013: 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.
30th April 2013: 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.
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.
29th April 2013: 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.
26th April 2013: 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!
22nd April 2013: 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.
22nd April 2013: Limerick fashionistas are invited to enjoy Fashion Friday on Friday 3th May to kick-start Riverfest over the May Bank Holiday weekend!
US Global Software Company ACI announces significant expansion in its Irish Development Centre in Limerick
Friday 19th April 2013: Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, TD, today announced that ACI Worldwide Inc. is to expand its Software Development Centre in Limerick with the creation of 60 new jobs.
16th April 2013: 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.
Tuesday 16th April 2013: 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 Races student raceday 2013 shall take place on Thursday 11th of April at Greenmount Park.
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.
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.
Wednesday 27th March 2013: 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.
St. Joseph's Hospital Records Dating Back Almost 200 Years to be Preserved by Limerick City Archives
Tuesday 12th March 2013: 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.
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.
Tuesday 26th March 2013: Limerick City Council has welcomed the news that four new retail outlets are scheduled to open in the City Centre in the coming weeks.
Burlington Teen Tour Band (Canada) Overall Parade Winners at Limerick International Band Championship
19th March 2013: 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.
17th March 2013: Limerick’s St Patrick’s Festival 2013 entertained like never before with a fun filled parade, bright sunshine and a world record attempt!
12th March 2013: The governing board of Limerick City of Culture 2014 has announced that Karl Wallace has been appointed as Artistic Director.
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 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.
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.
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.
It’s all about Green this St Patrick’s Weekend in Limerick and Greenmount Park has plenty to offer for the National Festival Weekend on 16th and 17th March 2013.
This St Patrick’s day the Hunt Museum will be celebrating all things Irish with FREE themed events and activities that are sure to entertain people of all ages!
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 County Council, in association with An Taisce, is urging people all over Limerick to get involved in the 14th annual National Spring Clean Campaign.
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.
26th February 2013: 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.
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.
The Head Coach of the Australia Rugby League Team yesterday (Wednesday 27th February 2013) visited Thomond Park Limerick the venue for his side’s 2013 Rugby League World Cup clash with Ireland this November.
26th February 2013: 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 Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar.
Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar has officially opened a new section of The Great Southern Trail in Abbeyfeale, County Limerick.
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.
19th February 2013: 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.
18th February 2013: 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.
12th February 2013: 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.
11th February 2013: 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.
Donal O’Grady, the newly appointed captain of the Limerick Senior Hurling team today officially launched a new awards scheme honouring Limerick sporting achievements at the end of each calendar month.
Friday 15th February 2013: Escape Spa - located at the Absolute Hotel in Limerick - has been shortlisted for 'Day Spa of the Year 2013' by the prestigious World Spa and Wellness Awards. Escape Spa is the only Irish business to be selected.
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.
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.
Monday 21st January 2013: 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.
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.
A total of 61 Gathering events will receive funding in Limerick under the nationwide €2m IPB Gathering Ireland Fund it was announced today.
15th January 2013: Limerick County Council has announced details of its sixth season of biennial lectures on the Built Heritage of Limerick.
14th January 2013: 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.
9th January 2013: 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.
Freeman of Limerick and former European Parliament President, Pat Cox will be joined by two other internationally renowned Freeman of Limerick; Riverdance composer, Bill Whelan and rugby international Paul O’Connell to lead the team for the Limerick City of Culture initiative for 2014.
6th July 2012: The Parkway Shopping Centre is sponsoring a prize fund to the value of €1,000 for the Going for Gold Garden Competition!
20th December 2012: 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.
18th December 2012: 'Monaleen GAA Club stalwart Paddy Dillon has been named overall winner of the 2012 'Gerard McDonnell Contribution to Sport' awards.
17th December 2012: 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!
17th December 2012: 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.
10th December 2012: The annual CHRISTMAS REMEMBRANCE TREE at the junction of Bedford Row and O' Connell St was launched on Friday 7th December 2012 at 11am.
6th December 2012: 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.
1st December 2012: 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!
4th December 2012: 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 26th December and runs until 29th December.
27th November 2012: 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!
27th November 2012: 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.
27th November 2012: 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.
26th November 2012: 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.
RTÉ’s Dragons' Den is back for a fifth series - Applications for the new series being accepted. Apply Now!
22nd November 2012: Dragons' Den, sponsored by Bank of Ireland, is back for a fifth series and the Dragons are looking for would be entrepreneurs, inventors and investment ready business ideas for the brand new series.
22nd November 2012: 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.
21st November 2012: 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).
19th November 2012: Transition year students from Rathkeale and Newcastle West have concluded a pilot training course provided by Limerick County Fire and Rescue Service.
19th November 2012: 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.
19th November 2012: 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.
15th November 2012: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
Special Olympics Ireland is delighted to officially announce that Limerick has been chosen as the host city for the 2014 Special Olympics Ireland Games.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2nd October 2012: The 17th annual Cuisle Limerick City International Poetry Festival will fill the city with verse starting Wednesday 10th October and running through Saturday.
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.
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.
29th August 2012: 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.
29th August 2012: 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.
Limerick’s top open water swimmers will be in action on the River Shannon on Saturday, September 1st for the 2012 Thomond Swim.
24th August 2012: 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’.
24th August 2012: 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.
24th August 2012: 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.
22nd August 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.
22nd August 2012: The Lime Tree Theatre is a brand new, state-of-the-art 510 seat theatre, situated in Mary Immaculate College in Limerick city centre.
21st August 2012: 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.
20th August 2012: 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.
16th August 2012: 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.
16th August 2012: Communities are invited to play their part for the 27th Milford Hospice annual Harvest Fair taking place on Sunday 2nd September.
15th August 2012: 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.
27th July 2012: 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.
18th July 2012: 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.
16th July 2012: 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.
12th July 2012: 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.
5th July 2012: 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.
5th July 2012: 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.
4th July 2012: 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.
4th July 2012: The Gym which is a sealed chamber reduces the oxygen content in the Air to Simulate High Altitude to improve Athletic Performance when training.
3rd July 2012: 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
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.
2nd July 2012: 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.
2nd July 2012: 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.
19th June 2012: The figures were released as the site celebrates being the top Google search for ‘Limerick’ on the internet.
5th June 2012: 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.
4th June 2012: 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.
16th May 2012: 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.
28th May 2012: 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.
24th May 2012: 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.
17th May 2012: eva International, Ireland’s dynamic biennial of visual art, takes place in Limerick from 19th May to 12th August 2012.
17th May 2012: 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.
15th May 2012: 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.
15th May 2012: 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.
6th May 2012: 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
6th May 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.
4th May 2012: 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.
1st May 2012: 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.
1st May 2012: As the Riverfest is coming to town, Limerick will be busy spot this May Bank Holiday weekend and what better way to enjoy the weekend than a trip to the races at Greenmount Park.
1st May 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.
1st May 2012: Limerick fashionistas are invited to enjoy Fashion Friday this Friday 4th May to kick-start Riverfest over the May Bank Holiday weekend!
30th April 2012: 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.
This year CentreStage Theatre School invites young people to be a part of its 16th Season and much anticipated annual Performing Arts Summer Camps in the University Concert Hall, Limerick.
A County Mayo journalism student has won the inaugural 'Vincent Doyle Award for Investigative Journalism', which will be presented today (Wednesday, April 25) at the University of Limerick.
24th April 2012: 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.
24th April 2012: 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.
22nd April 2012: 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..
17th April 2012: 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.
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.
12th April 2012: 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.
11th April 2012: Limerick will host a round of the Irish National Powerboat Championships as well as a spectacular party on the banks of the River Shannon over the May Bank Holiday weekend for Riverfest 2012.
11th April 2012: Food lovers and businesses across the Mid-West are invited to take part in the Great Limerick BBQ as part of Riverfest over the May Bank Holiday weekend.
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.
On Saturday 5th May 2012, Foynes Yacht Club flotilla will visit Steamboat Quay to join the Riverfest celebrations, which will be underway in the treaty city.
Limerick racecourse was awash with Pink at the Annual Spin Southwest student raceday on Thursday 29th of March. 12,644 students from all over Ireland enjoyed the horse racing in glorious sunshine,
27th March 2012: 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.
26th March 2012: 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.
22nd March 2012: 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.
22nd March 2012: 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.
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.
20th March 2012: 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.
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.
14th March 2012: 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.
12th March 2012: The Design Atelier is a design centre opened through the innovative Creative Limerick scheme on Catherine Street in Limerick.
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.
8th March 2012: 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.
A man dedicated to portraying his native city in a positive light has been named 2011 Limerick Person of the Year.
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.
28th February 2012: 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. 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).
28th February 2012: 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.
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.
20th February 2012: LIT’s Event Management students hit the streets on February 26th to break the Guinness World Record for the largest puppet show.
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.
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.
A new DVD showcasing Limerick life has been launched by The Limerick Communications Office.
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.
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!
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.
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.
20th January 2012: Limerick Chamber, with sponsors UPC Business, is delighted to announce that Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar is to address the business community next Friday morning the 27th January at 8am in the Radisson Hotel.
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.
Research by Millward Brown Ulster reveals the importance of the Ballyhoura Mountain Biking Trails in generating €2.5m for the local economy.
Summer may be a washout but you’ll be sure of a warm welcome in Limerick with the return of the Street Ambassadors team!
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.
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.
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.
Limerick's ALR Innovations Crowned Best High Growth Company at the InterTradeIreland Seedcorn Competition
8th December 2011: Limerick company ALR Innovations was named the Best High Growth Company at InterTradeIreland’s annual all-island Seedcorn Business Competition and took home a prize fund of €100,000. The event, which took place in Dublin last week, is the largest business competition on the island.
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.
28th November 2011: 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.
25th November 2011: 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.
9th November 2011: 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.
8th November 2011: Southill Family Resource Centre has taken the top prize in the ‘Community Health Initiative’ category at the 2011 Pride of Place Awards.
7th November 2011: 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.
28th November 2011: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 traders and participating city centre car parks have joined forces to offer a new service to provide free parking to Limerick shoppers.
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.
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.
12th October 2011: Limerick Chamber has announced the finalists for the inaugural Limerick Region Business Awards 2011.
11th October 2011: 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.
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 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.
13th September 2011: 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).
13th September 2011: 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.
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.
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 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.
8th September 2011: 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.
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.
Ladies, Lipstick and Ladbrokes! The Ladbrokes.com Munster National at Limerick Racecourse is just around the corner taking place on Sunday 9th October 2011.
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.
6th September 2011: The University of Limerick Conference and Sports Campus has launched a new user-friendly website that gives clients and visitors a tour of the perfect stage for any event.
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.
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.
31st August 2011: 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.
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.
25th August 2011: 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.
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’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) 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.
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.
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).
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.
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!
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.
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 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’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.
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.
Limerick man, Conor Niland, has become the first Irishman in over 25 years to qualify for the main stages of the Wimbledon tennis championships.
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).
14th June 2011: 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.
Next Tuesday, June 14th, Limerick’s Lifelong Learning Festival will be officially opened by RTE star Emma O’Driscoll.
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.
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.
3rd June 2011: Limerick is celebrating the June Bank Holiday weekend in style with a host of special events taking place throughout the city and county!
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.
Limerickman Mark Quinn (27) has become the youngest Irish person to summit Everest.
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.
Limerick’s inaugural Intercultural Week packed full of fun cultural and sporting events kicks off this Saturday, May 21st with the Limerick Sixes Sportsfest.
17th May 2011: 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.
Limerick will celebrate its diverse communities with the inaugural Limerick Intercultural Week packed full of fun cultural and sporting events!
Minister of State for Trade and Development, Jan O’Sullivan, T.D., announces Family Events to celebrate Africa Day in Limerick
9th May 2011: 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.
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.
On Sunday March 27th Limerickman Mark Quinn (27) departed from Shannon airport bound for Kathmandu. Here he met with a group of American and English climbers with whom he will attempt to summit Mount Everest.
3rd May 2011: 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!
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.
27th April 2011: Wheelchair Rugby League scored a major result as none other than the spiritual home Irish rugby, Thomond Park rolled up as a sponsor.
26th April 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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
The prestigious European Duathlon Championships featuring some of the world’s top elite athletes was officially opened in Limerick tonight (Friday 15th April).
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.
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 & 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.
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.
5th April 2011: MarketLink, the innovation and entrepreneurship programme for students at LIT, is to host its 2011 Open Forum at the college on the 5th of April.
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.
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.
Come and experience the thrills and excitement of National Hunt Racing at Limerick racecourse in March with a family fun day on March 13. (12th-13th March 2011)
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.
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.
Cycle 4 Sick Children, Limerick’s newest cycling club will hold its official launch this Saturday 12th March at 8pm in The Pier Hotel, Sarsfield Street.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Limerick is celebrating its reign as European City of Sport 2011 with a sporting theme for its St. Patrick’s Festival!
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.
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.
Two Dooneen athletes had very impressive indoor performances last weekend in the UK.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Limerick gears up for sporting bonanza - New sports events worth €5 million already secured for Limerick.
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.
12th January 2011: Europe's top duathletes and triathletes will converge on Limerick City on 16th-17th April 2011 to contest the European Duathlon Championships.
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.
15th December 2012: 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.
Christmas shoppers visiting Limerick City can avail of 3000 free on-street spaces from this Friday 3rd December.
Operation Handsfree is a 2 week promotional period, whereby motorists can avail of discounted rates on Handsfree devices across Limerick City (1st-14th December).
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.
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.
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.
20 of the most popular restaurants in Limerick and region offer promotional rates and special evenings with a difference
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.