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Hospital Consultant who played a leading role in the response to Covid-19 pandemic named Limerick Person of the Year for 2020

The head of the Intensive Care Unit at University Hospital Limerick and past president of the Intensive Care Society Dr Catherine Motherway has been named Limerick Person of the Year for 2020. At a virtual ceremony held this evening (Thursday 29 April 2021), Dr Motherway was named the overall winner in recognition of her Trojan work on the health frontline as the Covid-19 pandemic hit in 2020.


New online exhibition and digital archive to be launched to highlight Limerick’s role in the War of Independence

A new online exhibition and digital archive highlighting Limerick’s role in the War of Independence is to be launched by Limerick City and County Council Archives Service. The exhibition, launching next Tuesday, 04 May at 7pm is based on the Sean Wall Family Archive, a valuable collection of material relating to Limerick East Brigade leader Sean Wall and his extended family. 


Three Limerick trails to discover this May Bank Holiday weekend

Limerick City and County Council is encouraging you to get out and about and discover your city this May Bank Holiday. While the May Bank Holiday Weekend is synonymous with Riverfest, it is not possible to host the event this year due to Covid.


Almost half a million euro funding for Limerick Sports Partnership

Limerick Sports Partnership has received almost half a million euro in funding for 2021 to support its programmes in ‘Getting Limerick Active’. Sport Ireland has allocated €443,356 to Limerick Sports Partnership which cover both organisational core funding and programme supports.


Pledge your Garden to Pollinators for Earth Day

To mark Earth Day (today Thursday 22 April 2021), Limerick City and County Council is encouraging as many homeowners as possible to put their garden on the map by pledging their garden to pollinators. The restrictions since 2020 due to Covid-19 has led to a renewed interest in our own gardens with more and more people making their garden much more wildlife friendly.


Entries for Blas na hÉireann 2021 are open, supported by LEO Limerick

It’s 14 years since Blas na hÉireann, the Irish food awards, were founded, and the value and importance of celebrating and supporting our Irish producers has never been greater. Entries are now open to producers all across the country for Blas na hÉireann 2021, with the very best in Irish food and drink being judged in the largest blind-tasted food awards on the island.


#LimerickAndProud reached 8.6 million people worldwide

The  #LimerickandProud hashtag was seen more than 8.6 million times over a seven-day period according to a new report by Limerick City and County Council. #LimerickAndProud started trending on social media on Friday 09 April 2021 in response to an article published online on mentioning Limerick.


Film in Limerick launches new Documentary Film Scheme

A new training and production scheme for emerging documentary filmmakers has been launched in the MidWest by Innovate Limerick through Film in Limerick. ENGINE Docs, supported by Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board and delivered in partnership with the prestigious Sheffield DocFest in England, will train and support up-and-coming talent based in the region to work as documentary directors and producers.