‘ART, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder’ That adage certainly holds true in the case of murals painted near King John’s Castle last week that have caused a conflict of opinion amongst locals. The murals, commissioned by Limerick City Council, as part of the ‘Make a Move’ festival have been described as […]
Fitzwilliam D’arcy, the dashing yet aloof hero in Jane Austen’s novel, Pride and Prejudice was inspired by a Limerick man. Descended from an old Huguenot family, Thomas Langlois Lefroy was born in Limerick in 1776 and went on to become Lord Chief Justice of Ireland. Despite his political and academic renown, Austen’s ‘Irish friend’ is […]
For coffee drinkers in Ireland and around the world, their daily brew may be tasting a bit smoother these days. With the fall in the price of the high quality bean arabica relative to its lower quality counterpart robusta, coffee roasters are increasing the amount of arabica in their blends for the first time in […]
Writing Workshops at Plassey House, UL CampusSaturday 3rd August 2013 10.00am to 4.00pm As part of The Limerick Gathering Tailteann Nua Festival a series of creative writing workshops will be hosted by The Limerick Writers’ Centre to coincide with the Bring Your Limericks to Limerick International Poetry Competition which takes place Sat 3rd August […]
What have Joseph P Kennedy (father of John F Kennedy), HG Wells, James Joyce, Aldus Huxley and Clement Atlee have in common? Well if you haven’t guessed – they all wrote limericks! Now The Limerick Writers’ Centre are publishing a new book exploring the curious history of that ubiquitous five line verse called, appropriately, The Curious […]
DESPITE objections from four residents associations, Limerick City Council has given the go-ahead to plans to hold concerts in the Gaelic Grounds. The GAA has received conditional planning permission to hold concerts, which could see crowds of up to 49,000 people in Pairc na nGael. The proposals have proven unpopular with residents, and formal objections […]
DARRAGH Graham of Limerick band Hermitage Green played the performance of a lifetime in proposing to long-term girlfriend Jessika Zebo live on stage on Saturday night.
HUGE crowds at a 5k walk showed Cllr Mary Harty she has the community’s support for every step of her battle with motor neurone disease.
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 […]