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Celebrating Limerick Film at Urban Alley

Celebrating Limerick Film at Urban Alley

THE Urban Alley returns to Limerick this bank holiday weekend with a special feature on Limerick Film on Sunday 31. Presented by actor Kevin Kiely Jnr, screenings will include short films, music videos and Andrew Gallivan’s film ‘Muid Éire Nua’ which took the top prize at this year’s Limerick Film Festival. Muid Éire Nua is […]

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Taking a trip down the Isle #Shannon #Limerick #Munster #Rugby

Taking a trip down the Isle #Shannon #Limerick #Munster #Rugby

Limerick is a city that is famous worldwide for its proud rugby tradition. Intense rivalries on the pitch have led to great stories and friendships off it. Over the next seven weeks, Daragh Frawley will give an insight into Limerick’s seven senior All Ireland League clubs. First up are nine-time AIL winners, Shannon.  “I WAS fortunate enough […]

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Councillors defy planning advice on rezoning

Councillors defy planning advice on rezoning

CLARE county councillors have backed a controversial proposal to rezone lands on the outskirts of Limerick city for housing, despite strong advice from a senior planner against the move. At a special meeting to adopt the draft Clare County Development Plan 2017-23, councillors voted in favour of zoning parcels of land in the south-east and […]

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BREAKING NEWS

Councillors defy planning advice on rezoning

Councillors defy planning advice on rezoning

CLARE county councillors have backed a controversial proposal to rezone lands on the outskirts of Limerick city for housing, despite strong advice from a senior planner against the move. At a special meeting to adopt the draft Clare County Development Plan 2017-23, councillors voted in favour of zoning parcels of land in the south-east and […]

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Limerick navigation will not reopen as expected this weekend

Limerick navigation will not reopen as expected this weekend

  THE navigation on the Shannon River between Parteen Weir and Limerick city will not reopen this weekend as previously indicated by Waterways Ireland as remedial works have been delayed, it has emerged this Thursday. Last April, the passage of water between the Parteen Weir and Limerick city was closed. In May, calls for it to […]

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Limerick priest charged with indecently assaulting boy

Limerick priest charged with indecently assaulting boy

A SERVING Catholic priest has been charged with allegedly indecently assaulting a young boy during the 1980s in an East Limerick parish. The 60-year-old priest, who can not be named for legal reasons, is charged with eight counts of indecent assault on dates between September 1, 1988 and August 1, 1990. Appearing before Limerick District […]

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SPORT

Golf – Mid West Golf Notes

Golf – Mid West Golf Notes

Adare Manor Golf Club LAST weekend saw the playing of Captain’s (Paudie Mann’s) prize. With the course in excellent condition and over 240 playing, the scoring was very good. 1st Gerard Ryan 46pts, 2nd Mattie Hayes 45(b9), 3rd K Ryan 45. Gross B Murray 36. Open Singles July 19, 1st David Connolly 44pts, 2nd Greg […]

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Soccer: Essien sees Limerick edge closer to promotion

Soccer: Essien sees Limerick edge closer to promotion

Limerick FC 2-0 Shelbourne IN FRONT of an attendance of 1,272 that included a group of 120 American visitors and ex-Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien, Limerick FC picked up their 18th league win out of 19 on Friday night with a 2-0 defeat of Shelbourne. Two goals in seven minutes either side of half-time ensured that […]

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GAA – Limerick Club football championships return

GAA – Limerick Club football championships return

THE Limerick senior and intermediate football championships return this weekend following the Senior inter county side’s departure from this year’s championship. There is little room for manoeuvre as both Group 1 and Group 2 are air tight following the opening two rounds of the championship. In group 1, Oola, who play St Patrick’s and St […]

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LIFESTYLE

Animal Farm staged to challenge today’s politics in Britain

Animal Farm staged to challenge today’s politics in Britain

LIMERICK Youth Theatre is celebrating its 20th anniversary next year and for the first time is staging its big summer production in association with a professional theatre company. Bottom Dog was made Cultural Ambassador for Limerick last year at a ceremony in County Hall chambers and now three of its wise men, Liam O’Brien, Myles […]

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Vocal Magic for performance artists, sings, creative healers

Vocal Magic for performance artists, sings, creative healers

DANCE Limerick on John’s Square is host to an unusual workshop on Saturday July 30 when international performer Andrea Goodman shows up for class. ‘Vocal Magic’ will be a day-long intensive for singers, performance artists, theatre practitioners and “anyone with an interest in using the voice within the context of ritual and healing”. The organiser […]

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#gigoftheweek Broken Up, Cracking Up – John Murry is now in a magical place

#gigoftheweek Broken Up, Cracking Up – John Murry is now in a magical place

IN 2012, Tupelo, Mississippi native John Murry released his critically acclaimed debut solo album ‘The Graceless Age’. It featured in the top 10 of end of year’s lists from Mojo, Uncut and The Guardian. The album chronicled his battles with drug addiction and his ultimate survival and is rightly regarded as a modern day classic. […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Animal Farm staged to challenge today’s politics in Britain

Animal Farm staged to challenge today’s politics in Britain

LIMERICK Youth Theatre is celebrating its 20th anniversary next year and for the first time is staging its big summer production in association with a professional theatre company. Bottom Dog was made Cultural Ambassador for Limerick last year at a ceremony in County Hall chambers and now three of its wise men, Liam O’Brien, Myles […]

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Vocal Magic for performance artists, sings, creative healers

Vocal Magic for performance artists, sings, creative healers

DANCE Limerick on John’s Square is host to an unusual workshop on Saturday July 30 when international performer Andrea Goodman shows up for class. ‘Vocal Magic’ will be a day-long intensive for singers, performance artists, theatre practitioners and “anyone with an interest in using the voice within the context of ritual and healing”. The organiser […]

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#gigoftheweek Broken Up, Cracking Up – John Murry is now in a magical place

#gigoftheweek Broken Up, Cracking Up – John Murry is now in a magical place

IN 2012, Tupelo, Mississippi native John Murry released his critically acclaimed debut solo album ‘The Graceless Age’. It featured in the top 10 of end of year’s lists from Mojo, Uncut and The Guardian. The album chronicled his battles with drug addiction and his ultimate survival and is rightly regarded as a modern day classic. […]

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PHOTOS

After Dark – At the ‘Climax Party’ for Limerick Pride

After Dark – At the ‘Climax Party’ for Limerick Pride

FOLLOWING another brilliant Pride festival in Limerick, organisers and supporters were able to unwind after all their hard work and partying at the after show party Climax. As usual the party was hosted at the official Limerick Pride Festival nightclub venue Dolan’s with the festivities taking place throughout the three rooms at this award winning […]

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After Dark – Summer screening of Mamma Mia

After Dark – Summer screening of Mamma Mia

OUTDOOR screenings of movies at the Milk Market have proved very popular with everything from ‘Dirty Dancing’, ‘Grease’ and ‘Footloose’ shown there in the past. Last Saturday evening there was another treat in store for movie fans with the Fresh Film Festival fundraising screening of ‘Mamma Mia’. This film version of the much loved musical, […]

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Socials – Permanent TSB Opening at Castletroy Limerick

Socials – Permanent TSB Opening at Castletroy Limerick

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Other Recent Stories

Golf – Mid West Golf Notes

Golf – Mid West Golf Notes

| July 30, 2016

Adare Manor Golf Club LAST weekend saw the playing of Captain’s (Paudie Mann’s) prize. With the course in excellent condition and over 240 playing, the scoring was very good. 1st Gerard Ryan 46pts, 2nd Mattie Hayes 45(b9), 3rd K Ryan 45. Gross B Murray 36. Open Singles July 19, 1st David Connolly 44pts, 2nd Greg […]

Continue Reading

Animal Farm staged to challenge today’s politics in Britain

Animal Farm staged to challenge today’s politics in Britain

| July 30, 2016

LIMERICK Youth Theatre is celebrating its 20th anniversary next year and for the first time is staging its big summer production in association with a professional theatre company. Bottom Dog was made Cultural Ambassador for Limerick last year at a ceremony in County Hall chambers and now three of its wise men, Liam O’Brien, Myles […]

Continue Reading

Soccer: Essien sees Limerick edge closer to promotion

Soccer: Essien sees Limerick edge closer to promotion

| July 30, 2016

Limerick FC 2-0 Shelbourne IN FRONT of an attendance of 1,272 that included a group of 120 American visitors and ex-Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien, Limerick FC picked up their 18th league win out of 19 on Friday night with a 2-0 defeat of Shelbourne. Two goals in seven minutes either side of half-time ensured that […]

Continue Reading

GAA – Limerick Club football championships return

GAA – Limerick Club football championships return

| July 29, 2016

THE Limerick senior and intermediate football championships return this weekend following the Senior inter county side’s departure from this year’s championship. There is little room for manoeuvre as both Group 1 and Group 2 are air tight following the opening two rounds of the championship. In group 1, Oola, who play St Patrick’s and St […]

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Soccer – Busy weekend for Limerick FC

Soccer – Busy weekend for Limerick FC

| July 29, 2016

LIMERICK FC will be in action twice over the bank holiday weekend as their season reaches a pivotal juncture. On Friday evening, Martin Russell’s men host Shelbourne in the First Division (kick-off 7:15pm). The match was moved forward by 24 hours due to the Super Blues’ involvement in the EA Sports Cup semi-finals on Monday […]

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