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ENGINE Short Film Scheme info session for local Filmmakers

Innovate Limerick, through Film in Limerick are holding an online information session on Monday 18 January at 1pm for anyone interested in finding out more about the ENGINE Short Film Scheme. The lunchtime chat with Regional Film Manager Paul C. Ryan and ENGINE Shorts Manager Rachel Power will give attendees the chance to hear from the organisers and to pose any questions about the scheme.


Limerick receives a total of €679,901 in funding under Town and Village Renewal Scheme

Limerick City and County Council has been successful in receiving funding for six projects under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2020, announced today (Friday). Projects in Feenagh, Glin, Croom, Caherconlish, Doon and Rathkeale will share funding of €679,901 in the scheme which focuses on projects which can help to enhance rural towns and villages, with a particular emphasis on stimulating economic development.


Castleconnell Autumn Concert Series to continue online on Tuesday 12th January 2021

The Castleconnell series of online concerts concludes this month with the Esposito Quartet broadcasting from All Saints Church, Castleconnell on Tuesday, 12th January next at 8pm. The Esposito Quartet comprises of four distinguished musicians with a combined wealth of experience as recital artists, orchestral leaders and teachers.


Decorative lighting to remain around River Shannon in Limerick

Limerick City and County Council has announced that decorative lighting installed around the Shannon for Christmas will remain for the rest of the winter period. The city’s traditional Christmas lights will be removed as per normal this week. However the local authority will continue to light the Boardwalk, Bridges and O’Callaghan Strand areas with additional LED lighting that was installed for the festive season.



Limerick Development Plan moves to next phase

The Limerick Development Plan has moved to the next phase. Limerick City and County Council has published the Chief Executive’s Report (CE Report) on the Pre Draft Consultation on the proposed Limerick Development Plan 2022 - 2028.


Limerick continues to build alliances across Europe

Limerick has continued to build alliances across Europe as part of the series of events to mark European Week of Regions and Cities. It sees national and regional bodies come together with citizen organisations and businesses to share their ideas on growth and job creation, as well as demonstrating how to implement European Union cohesion policy.


Limerick City and County Council to begin construction of €3 million Regional Athletics Hub in Newcastle West

Limerick City and County Council has appointed contractors Sole Sports & Leisure Limited to begin construction of a new Regional Athletics Hub in Newcastle West in the coming weeks. The new Regional Athletics Hub on the Cork Road in the town includes the construction of an athletics track to international World Athletics standard, floodlights and all associated track facilities, which will have disability access.  


Fascinating insight into reaction to the Easter Rising in Newcastle West unveiled

A fascinating insight into the history of Newcastle West in the early 20th century has been unveiled. The archive consists of five historically significant years of the Newcastle West newspaper, The Weekly Observer, from 1915 to 1919, and is available to the public in both online and hardcopy formats. It consists of all issues of The Weekly Observer, from its inception in August 1915 through to the end of 1919.


Innovative contactless water bottle filling stations unveiled in Limerick

The new bottle filling stations provide contactless, clean and safe water without the risk of touching high-use buttons that could increase the spread of infection. Users can simply place a water bottle into the holder and the sensors will pick up on movement and activate the machine.