Five Medieval parishes fun run planned for August in Limerick Sarsfields Day event

Rapparee Productions with the support of Bishop Brendan Leahy and the Limerick Diocesan Office have announced the launch of the Sarsfields Run, a 5km and 10km fun rub around five medieval parishes of Limerick. The parishes include: St. Munchins, St. Marys, St. Patricks and St. Michaels. The run is planned for Sunday August 10th, as […]

Limerick – City of the Sieges

Limerick endured three major sieges during the seventeenth century. In each case they were part of vital military campaigns which would determine not just the fate of the city itself but of the entire country. It can also reasonably be argued that they had important implications for British and European history as they involved both […]

My Grandad…Plastered

My grandad, plastered all his life, though he never drank alcohol. He plastered walls and ceilings. And a master plasterer he was too. Bill Magner was his name, a tall thin bald man, and to my childhood eyes, always seemed to be stooped, as he rummaged his pipe bowl – which always seemed to be […]