BROADCASTER turned author Ryan Tubridy paid a fleeting visit to Limerick this week, the ebullient Late Late Show host calling to Easons on O’Connell Street to sign copies of his new book ‘JFK in Ireland’, a significant portion of which documents JFK’s visit to Limerick in June 1963. The RTE presenter patiently signed copies of [...]
LIMERICK HAS a new sporting hero after Willie ‘Big Bang’ Casey won the European super bantamweight title in some style in a packed Arena in the University of Limerick this Saturday night. The 28-year old southpaw from Southill in Limerick beat Dubliner Paul Hyland in the fourth round of the fight – the first time [...]
Limerick’s new all-weather Milk Market officially opened … Limerick’s new all-weather Milk Market officially opened – THE new all-weather milk market has been officially opened by Environment Minister John Gormley this Friday. More than 250 people were at the Milk Market as part of a special open day of celebration, organised by the trustees. The [...]
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 [...]
My name is Ger Cusack. I come from Prospect in Limerick City and I’ve been involved in music for most of my life. I went to the Model School and sang in Mr. Silbourne’s class and due to him I sang solo on Radio Eireann. The programme was recorded at the Good Sheperd Convent and [...]
Even the promise of a bed to myself would not entice me from my hiding- place in the loft of McNamara’s house. Jim Mack, or Black Jim as he was known to his fellow fishermen, stood at the bottom of the ladder which led to the loft. ”Come down”, he said, ”they are gone”. I [...]