ONE of the most well-known international brands in hospitality, the McGettigan Group, have opened their doors in Limerick city. Located on Lower Mallow Street -in the form Jury’s Inn- it is a truly modern Irish pub experience. When I travelled to Dubai recently I visited their branch and I knew what we in Limerick could expect from the McGettigans. The atmosphere, decor, ambience, food and the welcome all the guests received from the family, and in particular, Jim McGettigan, the founder of the chain of the McGettigan Group, was wonderful. The fact that Lower Mallow Street has come to life with the creation of 30 new jobs and a new venue for Limerick people is fantastic. Congratulations to all involved.
IT was a great kickstart to Father’s Day for three lucky dads when they won the Oxendales makeover for men.
The nominations came from wives and daughters. Markus Tier a diplomat for the Finnish government in Dublin wanted something different from his boring work gear; Ken Byrne who was described by his daughter as a superhero was happy just to be on the TV and got a great kick out of it; and Scott Wisheart who is a carer to his wife who has MS was looking for something casual yet dressy.
It was great fun helping them all with their makeover, the results were remarkable and the dads really enjoyed it!
ON another note, something I would like you all to support is an upcoming event in the Clarion Hotel Limerick on Friday, June 27 in aid of Motor Neurone Disease. Entitled Drink Tea for MND, it is hosted by the Coveney family, and friends, and kicks off at 11am. Tickets are available from the Limerick Leader office on O’Connell Street Limerick and admission is €10.