Friday, October 29, 2010

Diwali festival of Lights to be held in Limerick on 13th November

- Update - 
Our Photos from the event now online

Speaking with Jaspreet Sahota who is part of Mid West Indian Irish Association (MIIA) based in Shannon who told me that - " MIIA is organising 'Diwali', an Indian festival of lights. Its one of the main festivals in India. We have been organising this event from last 2years in Shannon, but this time we are going a step ahead and doing it on a big scale. This year's event is in the South Court Hotel in Limerick on 13th november. There will be a gathering of aroung 500 people. Ministers from Shannon and Limerick are also going to be present at the event."

For More information Contact - Gurmukh Neote - 086 2605800 or Jimmy Singpurwala on 086 1062199
You can also email

Friday, October 22, 2010


Photographs below from the Save our City Rally in Limerick Today.
Mayor Maria Byrne is urging people to: Have Pride in Limerick City, Our Identity and Our History by rejecting the proposals to amalgamate Limerick City and County which abolishes the entity of Limerick City.

She declared: “Limerick City needs a boundary extension, taking in its suburbs so we can be a strong regional city of over 100,000 people,” she said. “If the proposals in the Brosnan report go ahead we will lose our city, our identity and over 1000 years of history will just disappear. Limerick is already falsely portrayed as Ireland’s fourth city as half the population of Limerick city officially live in County Limerick.

The Brosnan Report argues the need for a strong city and that strong cities drive strong regions but this is best achieved through an immediate boundary extension,” she argues.

The City Council believes that a boundary extension is better for Limerick City because:

Businesses Rates in the city can be cut immediately if the boundary extension is granted
Amalgamation will mean a weaker Limerick City
Investment in the city will fall if it is merged
Limerick needs immediate action-Brosnan will take years to deliver
Only a City Council will focus on the City
Who will speak for Limerick City?

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Limerick Greyhound Stadium - St Gabriels Benefit Night

Fantastic evening at the new Limerick Greyhound Stadium at the Benefit night for St Gabriel's. Big crowds enjoying the state of the art new track and amazing facilities. Photos can be downloaded from our Site.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Photos from Ladbrokes Munster National and Ladies Day

What an amazing, hectic, and fun day at Limerick Racecourse today! Another fantastic event with loads for everyone from kids to grownups. And what about the amazing prizes for the best dressed ladies competition!
5K of a Diamond ring from Keans Jewelers!

Photos in the Slideshow below can be downloaded from our online gallery Or Tag Yourself and your Friends on our Facebook Page

A Special thank you to Cillian Keogh my second lens for the day!

Congratulations to the Winners of the best dressed ladies.

1st Place: Siobhan Walsh from Newcastlewest

2nd Place: Sinead O’ Sullivan, Killorgan, Co. Kerry

3rd Place: Josephine McNamara, Dooradoyle, Limerick

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Limerick Toy Show Website now online! - Christmas event for Limerick

Plans for The Limerick Toy Show are now well underway with Christmas fast approaching and tickets already on sale in Limerick. The Toy Show will be a yearly event showcasing toys and providing great entertainment for all the family with a host of local acts all signed up to take part.

‘The Limerick Toy Show’ is the brainchild of Jamie Daly. This promises to be a magical experience for both adults and children with local schools involved, lots of toys on display in the festively decorated venue, children demonstrating how the toys work, lots of well known acts performing and a monster raffle with some great prizes.

All money raised will be donated to the charities Limerick Youth Service, St. Munchins Community Center, Our Lady’s Children Hospital Crumlin and Barnardos.

Due to the Weather at the moment the event and dates have been changes.
The event will now run indoors at the Green Hills Hotel. On Monday 15th Tue 16th and Wed 17th Tickets are priced at 12 euro each. For tickets and information contact
or Visit the Limerick Toy Show Website.
Tickets are also available from - J J Kenneally Jewelers Wickham Street -
- Euro Spar Watch House Cross -
- Limerick Leader O'Connell street -
- Flawless school of dance St Munchin's Community Centre Thomondgate
- Shape's Barbers -

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

HRI Launch Go Racing Kids Club Schools Initiative - Horse Racing Ireland

Horse Racing Ireland launched a new Schools/Racing Education initiative yesterday at Navan Racecourse (Tuesday 21st September). More than 200 children from St.Paul’s School came for the school tour and the children have been invited back with their parents and teachers for racing in Navan this Saturday 25th September.
This was the first of 6 Schools days planned for 2010, the other 5 dates are:

• Wednesday 28th September – Dundalk (racing on 3rd Oct)
• Tuesday 5th October – Limerick (racing on 10th Oct – Munster National day)
• Tuesday 12th October – Naas (racing on 17th Oct – Birdcatcher day)
• Tuesday 19th October – Cork (racing on 31st Oct – Cork National day)
• Tuesday 16th November – Gowran Park (racing on 20th Nov)

Limerick Racecourse Photos.

Tamso Doyle, PR Manager for Horse Racing Ireland said: - “Horse racing is a sport in which Ireland can justifiably claim to be a world leader and the success stories of Irish Trainers, Jockeys and Horses is a source of pride around the country. Horse racing also plays a huge part in the Irish economy and the aim of the day is to educate the younger generation regarding horse racing and show them what happens behind the scenes at the races. We also hope that this initiative will lead to greater integration between racecourses and their local community, encouraging an affinity with racing and producing the racegoers of the future.”

As part of the tour there are 4 stations including:

1. A Trainer – brings a racehorse and describes how to train a racehorse, how their yard gets ready for a big race day, what a horse eats, how much exercise it must get, demonstrates how to saddle up, etc.
2. A Jockey - brings the pupils into the inner sanctum, the weigh room, where they get to see and feel all the jockeys gear from a saddle to the racing silks, their safety equipment including skull cap, back protector, goggles, etc. The Jockey will give a general talk about horse racing to the children, how he rides in a race and take any questions they may have.
3. RACE - the Racing Academy & Centre of Education talk through how to become a jockey, get a job in the industry, they bring a young apprentices to demonstrate their simulator on the day (some lucky students will also be able to sit on the simulator and feel what its like to ride a racehorse).
4: Racecourse Manager – brings the children through the preparation for a race day and on a tour of the Racecourse, including walking some of the track and seeing a fence/starting stalls up close and how the fences are made.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Limerick Womens Mini Marathon - Photos.

Great fun today with the guys and gals from out at UL for the Mini Marathon. Fantastic to see so amny different charities benefiting from peoples generosity and willingness to help. Be sure to keep an eye out on for the video which should be done soon. In the meantime head on over to for more photos or if you are on facebook the album is also on the MunsterImages page there and you can tag yourself and your friends!

A few sample pics below loads more over at!

Congratulations to all who took part!

Limerick Live - Photos from Munster Images

Despite the rain hundreds of people battled the elements and between the showers enjoyed a fantastic day of music dance magic and Comedy. The event organised by HMV Dolan's and Live 95FM. The acts who took part were - The High Kings, Fight Like Apes, John Spillane, O Emperor, The Boherboy Brass Band, We Should Be Dead, and Supermodel Twins. Bottom Dog Theatre Company, CentreSpace Studios, Art in Motion Dance Performance Company and Windings also Magic from Steve Spade. The event was fantastic and extremity well organised and congratulations to all involved for the first of what will hopefully become an annual event in the Limerick entertainment calendar. This years event raised funds for the Marie Keating Foundation.

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