Ireland’s top craft breweries gather in Doolin

Ireland’s top craft beer breweries and bluegrass and roots musicians participated in the 2015 Doolin Craft Beer & Roots Festival at the weekend. The largest event of its kind outside of Dublin was hosted on the grounds of Hotel Doolin in County Clare. Featuring pub music sessions and stalls hosting food produce from throughout the […]

Top 10 fly casters in the world gather in Castleconnell

Castleconnell county Limerick has spread its net far and wide for the inaugural John Enright Fly Casting festival this weekend. Festival organiser, John MacNamara, said Mr Enright’s international exploits brought fame and glory to his native village, and they have a packed schedule from this Friday, October 11 to Sunday, October 13. Competitors, including the […]

New Limerick tag rugby festival attracts rugby greats

A number of top Irish and international rugby legends are set to take part in a newly-announced festival happening in Limerick in October. The Limerick Civic Trust Legends International Tag Rugby Festival will see some of the greats of the game togging out at the UL Sports Arena on October 25 and 26. These include […]

Kilmallock Walled Town Day festival brings medieval history to life

As Limerick’s hurlers prepare to do battle with neighbours Clare in Sunday’s All-Ireland Hurling Senior Championship Semi-Final, the County Limerick town of Kilmallock recreated its own battle scene as part of Kilmallock’s Walled Town Day. Hundreds of people stepped back in time on Saturday August 17th.for the annual event and experienced a glimpse of life […]

Not everyone so Smug about Limerick street mural art

‘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 […]

Therapeutic effects of Irish set dancing in the treatment of Parkinsons

An Italian Doctor’s chance discovery of the therapeutic effects of Irish set dancing in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease will be the subject of an international Gathering event in Co. Clare next month. Dr Daniel Volpe who is the Director of Neurological Rehabilitation at St. Raffaele Arcangelo Hospital in Venice will present his research work […]

Trad music fans celebrate at launch of annual Fleadh Cheoil Na Mumhan in Limerick

International and local trad music fanatics gathered at the University of Limerick’s Irish World Academy for the launch of the annual Fleadh Cheoil Na Mumhan last week. The festival, which celebrates Ireland’s heritage in music and the arts, started with a few teaser events on Sunday ahead of the official launch on Tuesday evening at […]

Limerick Sarsfield’s Day festival to commerotate a forgotten hero

Limerick’s debt to Patrick Sarsfield is to be celebrated next month in an event the organisers hope will become an annual affair. Supported by Failte Ireland, Sarsfield’s Day is part of The Gathering 2013 and takes place on Saturday, August 10. It will feature horsemen riding through the city in Jacobean dress and climaxes with […]