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A PLAYGROUND planned at the Crescent Shopping Centre is “an essential amenity” for the Dooradoyle area, according to Deputy Kieran O’Donnell, who has welcomed Limerick County Council’s decision to grant permission for the development. The Fine Gael TD said he would now press the council on the “provision of a neighbourhood park” for Dooradoyle/Raheen, a [...]
The University of Limerick had real cause to celebrate International Women’s day, as it is leading the way in the country with almost double the average number of female professors. On average in Ireland, 18% of professors are female, whereas 34% of UL professors are women. As a result of this, UL has recently been [...]
Hundreds of people have once again gathered in Limerick for the 29th Kate O’Brien weekend. The life of one of the most famous Limerick writers was marked through a series of lectures and events, at three notable city venues, the Limerick Courthouse, the Daghda Dance Hall, and the Lime Tree Theatre at Mary Immaculate College.
A Limerick initiative has been launched to “pay it forward”, inspired by the movie of the same name. The concept is simple: when someone does you a favour, instead of paying them back you pay it forward to another person. If people continue on paying it forward, a ripple effect is created with the possibilities [...]
Revival Literary Journal is calling for submissions from local, national and international poets and writers for the next issue (No.23) which will be published in Limerick, July 2012. As well as poetry and short fiction, extracts (500 words) they now also require Review and Criticism pieces. They are also interested in receiving black and white images/line drawings [...]
William Street is reputed to be named after one of the King Williams and if so would be one of the few royal names retained in Limerick as a city street. However the dates of the reigns of these Kings do not support this theory as William III died in 1702, and William IV did [...]
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