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 […]
O’Connell Street was named after Daniel O’Connell (1775-1847), who in 1829, after the Catholic Emancipation Bill had been signed by King George IV, became the first Catholic to sit in the British House of Commons since the Reformation. Because he had initiated and led this campaign, he became known as “The Liberator”. It is interesting […]
The Limerick Writers’ Centre Presents An ‘On the Nail’ Special The 2nd All Ireland ‘limericks’ Championship Tues. 1st Nov 2011 8.00pm Upstairs@Foleys Bar, Sarsfield St. Limerick The championships will take the form of a two round contest (so bring at least two ‘limericks’) and the verse must strictly follow the ‘limerick’ formula, it must also […]
Named after the founder of the Redemptorist Congregation, whose church and monastery is located nearby. St. Alphonsus Street was formerly called Clyde Road/Street, because an early leaseholder and occupier of a major portion of this street was the Clyde Shipping Company. [streetview width=”100%” height=”250px” lat=”52.657648″ lng=”-8.636261″ heading=”0″ pitch=”0″ zoom=”1″][/streetview]
[streetview width=”100%” height=”250px” lat=”52.665529″ lng=”-8.619838999999956″ heading=”0″ pitch=”0″ zoom=”1″][/streetview] Broad Street. This name goes back to at least the middle of the 18th Century and the street was probably so named because it was a wide thoroughfare through the old city.
Wasn’t it Shakespeare who asked: “What’s in a name?” Despite Shakespeare’s obvious doubts, there can be a lot in a name, especially a place name. I don’t know if people in other countries are as interested in place names as are the people of Ireland. Perhaps some of them are. The most obvious reason why […]