THE Limerick Local Heroes group officially launched its new hub in Arthur’s Quay shopping centre at the weekend.
The group, a not-for-profit collective of professionals working together for the benefit of the city, marked the opening by subsequently unveiling a free public WiFi initiative for the shopping centre and nearby park, which will be rolled out in other city centre locations in the coming weeks.
Nine year old Odhran Reidy from Annacotty cut the ribbon on the group’s new hub in Arthur’s Quay, which will become the centre for all Limerick Local Heroes activity and was given to them by Michael Tiernan of Tiernan Properties.
Nigel Dugdale, project manager with the group, said: “Having a home for the Local Heroes initiative is allowing the general public who wish to get involved a focal point where they can sign up to help, give ideas and help get the buzz back in Limerick business and culture”.
“It has been inspiring to see the many groups and individuals across the city who want to make a difference and we hope the new hub can be a centre for such activity,” he added.
Speaking at the launch of the hub Tony Frawley, chairperson of Limerick Local Heroes acknowledged the many contributions and volunteers to date and paid tribute to the “vote of confidence” shown by Mr Tiernan in offering the use of the first floor unit in Arthur’s Quay.
The group also rolled out a new free public WiFi service for the shopping centre and Arthur’s Quay park, which will extend to areas such Bedford Row, Thomas St, the People’s Park and the Milk Market in the coming weeks.
A Limerick-based technology firm is behind the new initiative.
Anyone wishing to avail of the new service will require a mobile device with WiFi capability.
The SSID or network name for the service is ‘LLH Free WiFi’. The service is not password protected.