Irish tourists encouraged to explore West Limerick

first_imgNewsLocal NewsIrish tourists encouraged to explore West LimerickBy Alan Jacques – September 3, 2014 1014 Print Advertisement Previous articleCouncillor fined for using mobile while drivingNext articleLimerick’s visual arts and galleries Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring TD,MINISTER of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring TD, has launched a new 52-page booklet, which encourages visitors to Ireland to explore West Limerick.The publication, which was created by West Limerick Tourism with the support of West Limerick Resources, has been produced to encourage visitors to the area to step out and explore one of Ireland’s best kept secrets.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Speaking at the launch, Deputy Ring commented, “I am delighted to be here to launch the new Explore West Limerick visitor guide. These guides provide a great offering for tourists looking to explore the different elements of our towns and cities.”“Bringing all the elements of the local tourist offering together is key to attracting more visitors to the less well known attractions, and ensuring that they stay a little longer and experience more of our well known culture and heritage,” he added.The guide, which is available in hard-copy and on-line, features a wide range of things to do, including a number of little known gems such as Saturday night ballroom dancing at Knockaderry Community Centre and a Spiritual Garden of Remembrance created around a seven-circuit labyrinth hidden away behind St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Askeaton. It also tells the story of the region’s rich history, spectacular scenery, great outdoors, glorious gardens, food and culture and highlights the towns and villages of Abbeyfeale, Adare, Askeaton, Foynes, Glin, Newcastle West and Rathkeale.West Limerick Tourism chairperson Elaine Davidson said that the production of the visitor guide is the single most important thing the group has worked on this year.“West Limerick attracts upwards of 250,000 visitors a year and, to date, there has been little information available for those who would like to explore beyond Adare,” she said.“The visitor guide is part of our strategy to raise the profile of the region and show people that a wonderful welcome awaits. We know that we have a world-class tourism product that offers something for everyone, no matter what their interests are,” Ms Davidson enthused.The Explore West Limerick guide is available to download at www.visitwestlimerick.com. TAGSExplore West Limerick guidelimerickMichael Ring TDMINISTER of State for Tourism and SportWest Limerick Tourism Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories center_img Facebook Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

County Limerick family aim to be Ireland’s fittest

first_img TAGSAnna GearyDavy FitzgeraldDerval O’RourkeDonncha O’CallaghanhospitalIreland’s Fittest FamilylimerickRTÉ televisionTony Hynes Twitter Hospital trolley figures are on the rise again UL Hospitals Group Reducing Elective Activity Until Further Notice Advertisement Facebook WhatsApp Intermediate Care Facility patients benefiting from holistic healthcare model Email Printcenter_img Children’s Hospital overspend impacting on most vulnerable Linkedin Virtual Visiting at UL Hospitals During COVID-19 Previous articleEllie is a poster girl for living with diabetesNext article300 jobs bonanza for Limerick Editor Tony Hynes (51), his daughter Leeayn (23) and his two sons Jamie (27) and Adam (17) from Knockrainey, Hospital, Co. Limerick who are competing in Ireland’s fittest family competitionTHE HYNES family from Knockrainey in Hospital wants the whole country to know that they fit the bill as Ireland’s fittest family.And they are bound to have a big audience when they compete for the title in a new series starting on RTÉ One television on this Sunday, October 29 at 6.30pm. Ireland’s Fittest Family 2017 will see 12 mega-fit families compete against each other to win the title and the €15,000 prize money that goes with it. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Tony Hynes (51), his daughter Leeayn (23) and his two sons Jamie (27) and Adam (17) will be up against five other families in the gruelling tunnel challenge in episode one of series five. This year’s competition has a coaching line-up that includes series four winner Anna Geary, GAA legend Davy Fitzgerald, returning hero Derval O’Rourke and first time coach and rugby legend Donncha O’Callaghan. New tougher locations have been added to the series, which test all aspects of fitness, starting with Camden Fort Meagher in Crosshaven Co. Cork. Dark damp underground tunnels terrify the families in the very first event, and it doesn’t get any easier in the eliminator, which the coaches believe to be the toughest course ever featured on the series. Donncha O’Callaghan said: “After watching it at home for years I’m dying to get stuck into Ireland’s Fittest Family. I’m not a coach but I’ve been a member of a family for 38 years so I’ve plenty of experience! And I’m looking forward to playing a few mind games with Davy Fitz”.The former Clare All-Ireland winner and current Wexford hurling manager said: “The one thing that really stands out for me this year is the strength of the girls; some of the girls in the competition are the strongest members of their family. The lads will have to up their game!”   RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsHealthCounty Limerick family aim to be Ireland’s fittestBy Editor – October 25, 2017 9520 Stay Healthy at Home with Derval.ie last_img read more

Reopening debate testing Biden’s ties with teachers unions

first_imgThe school reopening debate is presenting an early test of President Joe Biden’s allegiance with powerful teachers unions. As teachers unions in some areas demand vaccines before returning to in-person instruction, the CDC’s director on Wednesday said teachers do not need vaccines to reopen safely. Some believed the CDC’s position would drive a wedge between Biden and teachers unions, but unions say that’s not the case. Even those demanding vaccines say shots would not be required if schools were taking other steps to make buildings safe. But they say schools have failed to update ventilation systems and take other important steps, making vaccines critical.last_img read more

Lawrence Lartey: “Avram Grant, Ayew brothers gave me vim after Congo game”

first_imgAshgold skipper Lawrence Lartey says he was commended by Avram Grant and the Ayew brothers following his commanding defensive display in the Black Stars 3-2 friendly win over Congo Brazzaville on Tuesday.The Meteors skipper was one of the three local-based players who were handed a surprise late call-up by the Israeli coach after it was confirmed that midfielders Godfred Donsah and Emmanuel Agyeman Badu had been ruled out with injuries.Reporters at the game have spoken highly of the display of the Ashgold stalwart, and the player himself has revealed that he got a pat on the back by Avram Grant and the Ayew brothers.“Being there for the first time and the team winning, I was overwhelmed by what transpired.”“I prayed before the game and told God to see me through the game successfully, which happened,” the debutante said .“The whole stadium was filled with Congolese supporters but I did not panic and played a normal game. I met with the Ayew brothers after the game who congratulated me for my performance ,”the under 23 captain  added. “Coach Avram Grant also praised me for a job well done .”Coach Avram Grant, whose agent Saif Rubie, recently criticized the quality of the local players in the Ghanaian league is reported to have personally shook praised the former Nania skipper for his outstanding performance. The Ayew brothers also approached the player after the game to congratulate himThe Black Stars of Ghana defeated their Congolese counterparts a 3-2 defeat in a friendly on Tuesday in a match to officially unveil the newly constructed Kintele Stadium.Harrison Afful and Richmond Boakye Yiadom had put Ghana in a comfortable 2-0 lead by halftime.The Diables Rouges put together a solid display in the second half to draw level with goals from Babélé and Binguila. But Aston Villa striker Jordan Ayew nodded in the winner for Ghana with on the stroke of full time. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more