The friendliest people in Limerick are back to welcome tourists to the Treaty City for another Summer!
The 2013 Limerick Street Ambassadors programme launched today as the sun shone on the city.
For Limerick visitors and residents they will be a familiar and welcome sight on the streets of the city this summer.
Dressed in Munster red, the Street Ambassadors are roving tourist guides providing a friendly first impression to tourists visiting Limerick and will advise them on the best places to visit, eat and shop.
The Street Ambassadors also supply tourists with a weekly events guide on what’s happening in Limerick city and keep an environmental watch, reporting litter offences, graffiti and infrastructural defects to Limerick City Council.
Since 2006, the Street Ambassadors have helped 92,000 visitors in Limerick.
The Limerick Communications Office (LCO) spearheads the scheme which runs…
King John’s Castle, Limerick, is re-opening to the public on Friday 28th June 2013 following a major €5.7 million redevelopment of the iconic visitor attraction.
National and international visitors will enjoy a brand new castle experience that brings together the Castle’s remarkable history and archaeology through 21st century technology to create a new journey of discovery into the history of Limerick and King John’s Castle.
“We like to think of it as a time-travel experience which uses the latest technology to give people a unique opportunity to explore Limerick and the Castle as never before. It is an exciting ultra modern visitor experience with a dramatic history of over 800 years of stories. There is a stunning ‘looking glass’ exhibition area which provides a window to the past. Here people can walk through the historical exhibitions with people outside able…
Limerick’s inaugural BeSPOKE Bike Festival transformed the city into cycle central for National Bike Week 2013.
The festival was a cycling success with over 10,000 people engaging in the festivities throughout the event. More than 7,000 people visited the Limerick Smarter Travel Expo on O’Connell Street during the weeklong festival, 500 attended the Bike Parade on Sunday and a further 3,000 enjoyed other events throughout the city and county.
The festival began with three times winner of the Tour de France and twice world champion Greg LeMond giving a public interview at the Lime Tree Theatre on Friday 14th June and ended with the climactic Bicycle Parade yesterday, Sunday 23rd June which saw hundreds of families take to Limerick’s streets for a cycling extravaganza!
The festival is a Limerick Smarter Travel Initiative which organised the National Bike Week expo on O’Connell Street, offering…
Limerick climber Mark Quinn, who became the youngest person born in the Irish Republic to conquer Mount Everest in 2011, is taking on his next challenge, climbing two of the world’s highest mountains on a single expedition.
Mark’s summer expedition begins today, Thursday, 20th June as he sets off on his two month journey to conquer K4 and K5.
There are fourteen mountains in the world higher than eight thousand meters. To climb all fourteen is rarer than Olympic gold for mountaineers and only an estimated 33 people have achieved this. Irish mountaineers have climbed seven of these and Mark is attempting to add two more to the list for Ireland: Gasherbrum I / K5 and Gasherbrum II / K4, the 11th and 13thhighest mountains in the world, respectively.
If successful, Mark will be the first Irish person to climb…
Sizzling sunshine and the crystal clear waters of the river Shannon in the heart of Limerick city greeted some of Ireland’s top swimmers for the launch of the Thomond Swim 2013.
Mayor of Limerick, Cllr. Gerry McLoughlin joined a host of Ireland’s top swimmers including Olympian and European silver medallist Gráinne Murphy on the banks of the river Shannon to launch the scenic swim taking place on Saturday 20th July at 4.15 pm.
Another top swimmer in attendance was Bernard Cahill, gold, silver and bronze medallist in the Life Saving World Championships in Adelaide in 2012. He and Gráinne are based at Swim Ireland’s High Performance Centre at the University of Limerick.
Chris Bryan, representing Ireland in the 10k open water event at the world championships in Spain this July, was the fastest male in the Thomond Swim in 2012.…
Limerick City and County Councils have announced details of an ambitious plan which will transform Limerick city centre, its economy, and the way it is marketed as an ideal location for investment over the next 17 years.
The €250 million euro plan entitled ‘Limerick 2030 – An Economic and Spatial Plan for Limerick’ was unveiled today (Friday) by Minister from the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan, TD, Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan, TD and Minister of State for Housing and Planning, Jan O’Sullivan, TD. It has the potential to deliver 5,000 new jobs and sets out a number of objectives which will considerably change the infrastructure of the city centre and deliver a whole new vision for Limerick as a leading centre for commercial investment.
Speaking at the launch, Limerick City and County Councils Manager/CEO Conn Murray described…