Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Beginners Bee Keeping Course Limerick

Bee Keeping course at Rigney's Bed and Breakfast Limerick this January
Get your new year off to a buzz with an introductory course on Beekeeping at Rigney's Farm in Curraghchase. Learn how to care for our buzzy little friends and how you can produce your own honey from just a few hives. If you have some free space in your garden and are interested in an eco friendly Buzziness then come along to a cozy fireside days instruction on January 9th.

Date - 9th January
Location - Rigney's Farmhouse B&B Curraghchase. Tea Coffey and light snacks provided.
Time - 9:30am - 4:30 PM
Cost - €70

Gift Vouchers Available!
Call Caroline on - 087 2834754

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Limerick on Ice gets the Thumbs up!

I went along to Limerick on Ice this morning to take a few photos for the blog. I was at one of the early sessions so it was quieter but it was getting a lot busier as I was leaving. Limerick on ice brings the indoor Ice rink experience to Limerick every year and is a great hit with both kids and adults.

This year as always the setup is very professional with Futureama productions at the wheel to ensure that everything runs smoothly. They have
added a few extras this year including an in house photographer. A
Skate Skool on Sunday mornings 10am to 11am
just for kids under 12 for just €10 and from 11am to 12 pm for adults who want to learn how to skate - €12. Then on Saturday’s we have “Saturday Night Fever” with a live DJ playing all the latest hits from 8pm to 10pm Adults €17 and Children €15 for two full hours of skating. “Late Skate” Any night of the week from 8pm to 10pm you can skate for 2 hours for the price of one hour.

Since it started six years ago over 180,000 people have been through the doors a sign of how much fun it really is.
Limerick on Ice Arthurs Quay LimerickSo if you are looking for a fun way to pass an hour in town between Christmas shopping and new years sales then pop along to Arthurs Quay park to Limerick on Ice.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Rape Crisis Midwest Fundraiser at The Locke Bar

Limerick Rape Crisis Fundraiser Tim Evans Batt O'Connor and Teresa Altersberger
The night entailed Irish folk traditions of storytelling by Limericks very own Seanchai Tim Evans and traditional Irish Music by Batt O'Connor accompanied by Eoghan Mac Aodhagain on Flute and Tin Whistle. There was a great turnout on the top floor of The Locke and the cosy atmosphere lent well to the evening.

The evening opened with music from Batt and Eoghan to get things going and soon everyone was clapping and singing along. Then Limericks own Seanchai Tim Evans regaled the audience with tales of Irish Yanks and many more entertaining stories. As the night went on members of the audience were coaxed to join in with the singing and the night went along swimmingly.

The event was organised by Teresa Altersberger and many others and thanks go out to the sponsors of the event and prizes in the draw. The Locke Bar and Oyster House, Le Chocolat Hair Salon, The River Bistro on Georges Quay, Michael Gleeson Shoes, The Cornstore Restaurant on Thomas St. The Savoy Hotel and Maureen Meleady from Hampers4all in Castleconnell.

A Saturday Stroll through Limericks Milk Market

With the freezing weather causing the scheduled Soccer match to be cancelled I found myself with some time to kill and so with the promise of chocolate pancakes I ventured into town with the two boys.
There was defiantly a Christmas atmosphere in town and everyone seemed to be in good spirits. And even at 10:30am I had to park on Level 5 so the crowd
s were in early!
The new location for the milk market along Ellen St. seems to be working out although the narrow streets were a bit jammed with the crowds today but that’s to be expected.

It was cold but crisp and the stalls selling food and hot drinks were doing good trade. There was quite a queue at Fueur De Sel for the promised “Crepe Parisian” but it was worth the wait! Lots of foot traffic and the stalls seemed to be doing good trade.Lots of music around as well which added to the Christmas atmosphere.

We ventured further into town to find a Bank Machine and Stopped by the remembrance Tree on Bedford Row and met Gay Moore from Special
Olympics Limerick and Eimear O’Doherty from The Mid West Cancer Society who along with
Billy Lane and Gerry O’Doherty from The Limerick Thomond Rotary Club were selling ribbons for the tree to allow people remember those who have passed away.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Update - 1000 Santas needed at the Parkway Limerick for the Shane Geoghegan Trust

The Event went off well. Numbers were a bit on the low side but as always it was very well organised and 95FM did their normal great job of supporting local charities and events with JP in attendance to get the crowd going. The Widow Twanky from The Panto Aladin was also there to keep the kids entertained. The collectors for the Charity reported some very generous donations

Join Local Celebrities and sports figures at the Parkway Shopping Center this Sunday the 13th to raise some money for an excellent charity the Shane Geoghan Trust. The Parkway are providing 1000 Santa hats to be filled all we need are the heads! Come along and show your support.
The event starts at 2pm and the main Photo will be taken at 3:15pm.
Visit the Parkway Website for more details.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Flourish Cosmetics Featured on RTE's Nationwide

Irish Natural Cosmetics Company Flourish Cosmetics were recently featured on RTE's Nationwide program. The Kilarney based company produces a range of totally natural organic products for the Irish Market.