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Active Travel is high on the agenda for N/M20 Cork to Limerick Project

The N/M20 Cork to Limerick Project has the potential to deliver 80 kilometres of transformative active travel (walking and cycle) infrastructure, connecting together the communities of Cork, Blarney, Mallow, Buttevant, Charleville, Bruree, Croom, Patrickswell and Limerick. Active Travel can help support local businesses, boost tourism, improve health, improve air quality, reduce congestion and save people money.


‘Breathe and Stretch’ – soak it all in at the People’s Park

The pandemic has highlighted, more than ever, the importance of our mental health and wellbeing. It is so important that we take a little time for ourselves to help us to relax and focus, and to ‘enjoy the moment’. As part of the #KeepWell campaign, Healthy Limerick is inviting you to join a series of 10 free classes throughout the summer in the People’s Park.


Limerick Greenway on track for opening in July

In a major boost to the local tourism industry, Limerick City and County Council has today announced that the €8 million redevelopment of the Limerick Greenway is on target for completion by 01 July in time for the summer tourism season.


Call out for ideas or projects for Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2021

Do you have a project or idea that would support the renewal of your town of village across Limerick? Limerick City and County Council is seeking expressions of interest from town or village community groups as well as business interests who may have suitable projects for consideration under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2021.


Music Generation is Coming to Limerick County

Limerick County is the latest area to commence participation in Music Generation, Ireland’s national music education programme which strives to transform children and young people’s lives by giving them opportunities to create, play and perform music in their own communities. ‘Music Generation Limerick County’ will be established as part of the programme’s journey towards nationwide expansion.


An Bord Pleanála grants permission for King’s Island Flood Relief Scheme

Limerick City and County Council has welcomed the decision by An Bord Pleanála to grant planning permission for the King’s Island Flood Relief Scheme. The scheme comprises of a series of flood relief measures around the perimeter of King’s Island including new and upgraded flood defence walls which incorporate glazed flood defence panels and earthen embankments generally set on the inside of existing embankments.


Collision Analysis Confirms Major Safety Issues on N20 Cork to Limerick Road

Figures released by the N/M20 Project office show that the proportion of fatal collisions to all personal injury collisions on the N20 is four times higher than the national average. In addition, the rate of personal injury collisions on the N20 is substantially higher than average, meaning drivers are more likely to be involved in a personal injury collision on the N20 than on other national roads in the country.


Swift measures – new multi-stakeholder conservation project for Swifts underway

An ambitious multi-stakeholder led conservation project to save Swifts - a small migratory bird is underway in Limerick. Swifts, which weigh as little as a Cadbury’s Cream Egg, are fascinating birds. They are built to spend most of their lives in constant flight only ever landing to nest. A project that aims to entice these high-flyers to stay briefly and breed in purpose build nest-boxes at five locations in Limerick City is underway.