Limerick will enjoy the sights and sounds of its African communities with four fun filled days of colourful events to celebrate Africa Day on Saturday 25th May.
A series of FREE family events will take place in Limerick from Wednesday 22nd to Saturday 25th May showcasing many aspects of African culture including music, sport, games, literature and art.
The four day event begins with an African Scene Art Workshop with local artist Jean Ryan Hakizimana at the Limerick City Library on Wednesday 22nd May at 1.45pm. The Hunt Museum will host a Symposium on “Development and Trade – the Relationship between Ireland and Africa” on Thursday 23rd May from 5pm.
One of the highlights of Africa Day is the exciting Africa & Ireland in Harmony Concert at St. Mary’s Cathedral on Thursday, 23rd May from 8pm-10pm. The event…
Limerick was a hive of activity this May Bank Holiday weekend as the city celebrated its largest and most successful Riverfest ever in 2013!
10,000 runners, walkers and joggers descended on Limerick for the Great Limerick Run on Sunday 5th May while the city’s Market Quarter produced an array of aromas during the Coors Light Riverfest BBQ on Saturday 4th May.
Riverfest 2013 aimed to showcase all that is great about Limerick City, from the best resource of the River Shannon to the music, sporting, artistic and food communities.
There was late night music across Limerick city entertainment venues throughout the weekend, cookery demos and car shows in the city’s parks, live theatre and a continental fair while street entertainers, face painters and stilt walkers provided plenty of family fun!
Riverfest 2013 organiser, Fran O’Donnell, said it was the busiest…
Limerick, set to become Ireland’s first National City of Culture in 2014 unveiled its new logo for the year’s celebrations in front of thousands of spectators at a spectacular fireworks display on the banks of the River Shannon last night (Saturday).
The new logo, designed by Limerick based Avid Graphic Design, has been created to incorporate the energy of the River Shannon, its notable bridges and the 13th century King John’s Castle, all of which are iconic images of Limerick city. The brushstroke has a dual purpose, to capitalise the ‘L’ of the city and boast of the creativity and artistry that permeates Limerick. The magenta tones refer to the city’s ceremonial links to the first Duke of Magenta and the Flight of the Wild Geese.
Avril Cairns from Avid Graphic Design explained; “We wanted to strike a balance…
St. Gabriel’s School & Centre for children with multiple physical disabilities is delighted to accept the gift of a Liberty Swing from Variety Ireland.
The Liberty Swing was presented to St.Gabriel’s School by Kamal Ibrahim, Mr World today (Tuesday).
For more than 50 years Variety the Children’s Charity has been helping sick, disabled and disadvantaged children in Ireland.
Muireann Sadlier, acting Principal, St.Gabriel’s School said “. It is a wonderful gift and we are really pleased to accept this fantastic piece of playground equipment on behalf of the children who attend our special needs school. The swing will provide enjoyment and fun for children who have a range of disabilities and/or reduced mobility. It will be of enormous value as it allows accessibility and provides inclusion especially to a child who is a wheelchair user”
Children with physical disabilities experience…
Marking 40 years of European Membership and Ireland’s succession of EU presidency, Leviathan Political Cabaret will visit Limerick for an evening of frank discussion, public conversation and entertainment. “Communicating Europe” with Leviathan is designed to inform, entertain and engage the Irish public on EU issues. The Leviathan Roadshow will visit Dolan’s Warehouse, Limerick on Thursday, May 2nd at 8pm, admission is free and open to the public.
Leviathan’s Paddy Cullivan, also of the Late Late show’s houseband, The Camembert Quartet will be on hand with his signature style of musical satire to lead the night into a lively and provoking Europe-event. Paddy will also take charge of the roaming microphone encouraging audience interaction for a night of integrated and equal discussion.
Joe Nash of Limerick Live 95fm will host and put forward topics of discussion to the panel which…
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, TD, today announced that ACI Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ:ACIW) is to expand its Software Development Centre in Limerick with the creation of 60 new jobs. ACI Worldwide is a major vendor of software and services to the global payments industry. This investment is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.
ACI’s expansion of its Limerick facility will involve the increase of its headcount in software development. Recruitment for the new jobs is already underway and details of the positions can be found on http://www.aciworldwide.com/en/Who-we-are/Careers.aspx.
Making the announcement, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD said
“ICT is a key part of the Government’s plans for jobs and growth, and in the time since we took office a total of more than 11,000 additional people…