Remembering the Start of “The Troubles” 50th Anniversary Civil Rights March – Derry – 5th October 1968 It was just a couple of years after the fiftieth-anniversary of the 1916 Rising and I was a pupil at CBS, Hassett’s Cross. The Christian Brothers celebrated that event and I remember winning a bronze plaque of Pádraig […]
Many people are familiar with the Camino de Santiago in the north of Spain but did you know that Limerick has its very own Camino? A special pilgrimage route between Limerick and Killaloe, along a portion of a path called the Lough Derg Way has been inaugurated by the Dioceses of Limerick and Killaloe. The […]
‘Arias of Consolation’ (Revival Press) the new book length poem by Limerick poet John Liddy, with original drawings by artist John Shinnors, was launched today Sunday at the Limerick City Gallery of Art. For those who could not attend ‘Arias’ is available from O’Mahony Bookshop, Quay Books and on-line at www.limerickwriterscentre.com
How quickly streetscapes can change in just so few years, many buildings seen here in this video are now demolished…watch the video below and see how many can name and count?
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 […]
SIMON Spratt is standing in the place where his grandfather lived; in fact, three generations of his family grew up here. It was a rare privilege and a most unusual, even an iconic setting to grow up within these walls – of King John’s Castle. “This is authentic,” said Simon, as he kicked around the […]
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 […]