Clancy’s Strand ,Limerick.

Video of Clancy’s Strand  ,complete with a new boardwalk. See Limerick City Council for more information  HERE

MAN ON THE MOON 1969,40 YEARS ON

Today   is the 40th Anniversary of the  first landing on the Moon by mankind On July 20 1969,Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the MOON.  TIME  has more coverage HERE I remember seeing the snowy images of the men landing on the moon on a neighbours TV as there were not … Continue reading

Curraghower Pub ,Limerick

Irish author of Angelas Ashes ,Frank McCourt dies, aged 78

Ashes Author McCourt dies   Irish author Frank McCourt has died in New York City at the age of 78. Irish author Frank McCourt has died in New York City at the age of 78. He was best known for the million-selling ‘Angela’s Ashes’, a memoir about his childhood. The memoir was published in 1996 … Continue reading

Limerick to Play Meath (or Roscommon)

GAA ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONSHIP: ROUND FOUR 1. Antrim v Kerry 2. Kildare v Wicklow 3. Galway v Donegal 4. Limerick v Meath/Roscommon Remember last year when Ian Ryan had a goal fest v Meath in Qualifiers at Pairc Na  Gael. SEE THE HIGHLIGHTS FROM LAST YEARS QUALIFIER V MEATH    HERE The first three matches will be … Continue reading

Hurling Helmets

Hurling helmets and face guards compulsory for senior hurlers from January 1  2010.The GAA has re-affirmed that the 2009 senior hurling championships at various different levels will be the last that permit players to take to the field without a hurling helmet and full face guard. New regulations, which come into effect on January 1 … Continue reading

White House Poetry Revival ,Gerry Hanberry

  This weeks guest poet is Gerry Hanberry Gerard Hanberry’s third collection of poetry At Grattan Road was published recently, following Rough Night (2002) and Something Like Lovers (2005), both from Stonebridge Publications, Wales. Other publications are An Introduction to Poetry handbook and a biography of the Wilde family, More Lives Than One, which was shortlisted … Continue reading

Limerick lose narrowly in vital Camogie clash

Limerick 1-10 Clare 2-8 Clare collected their first set of point since being promoted to the senior ranks this year when they saw off Limerick by the narrowest of margins in Cusack Park, 2-8 to 1-10. This was a closely fought match, with just a point the difference as well at half time, 2-4 to … Continue reading

Michael Jackson ,Cork 1988

It is 21 years since Colly and I decided to drive from Limerick  to Cork’s Pairc Ui Chaoimh to see a musical genius ,the king of Pop in a battered run down Renault 5 .The majority of our friends though we were mad ,as Jackson’s music did not fit in with their choice of artist. Jackson … Continue reading