Feb 9

Jude Meaney

Reporter:

Jude Meaney

LIMERICK DIOCESE PRESENTING “THE WITNESS”: Limerick Diocese is presenting The Witness, a powerful and moving musical about the life, death and resurrection of Christ, as told through the eyes of Peter - The Witness.

LIMERICK DIOCESE PRESENTING “THE WITNESS”: Limerick Diocese is presenting The Witness, a powerful and moving musical about the life, death and resurrection of Christ, as told through the eyes of Peter - The Witness.

Produced by Fr. Terry Loughran, this “must see show” is for all the family and takes place in the magnificent new Lime Tree Theatre in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick on Friday March 8 and Saturday, March 9.

Tickets are just €15 and are currently on sale from the Lime Tree Box Office - telephone 061 774 774.

OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY SERVICES: Weekend Mass Times: Saturday Vigil Mass 6pm. Sunday 10am and 11.30am. Weekday Mass Times: 10am Daily. Also 5.45pm daily during November, Advent and Lent. Baptisms: Saturdays at 5pm and Sundays at 12.15pm. Marriages: Three months notice to Parish and Civil Registrar. Church Office: Telephone 061 325 288, from Sundays 9am to 12.30pm and Weekdays 9am to 9.45am.

LIMERICK LAWN TENNIS CLUB: Cardio Tennis classes resume at LLTC on Tuesdays and Fridays with Dee & Rhona from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Cardio Tennis is a high energy fitness activity that combines the best features of the sport of tennis with cardiovascular exercise, delivering the ultimate, full body, calorie burning aerobic workout. It is a very social and fun class for players of all ability levels taught by two of our tennis coaches, namely Deidre Collins and Rhona Byrnes. If you’ve never played tennis before it is a great way to be introduced to the sport and if you are an experienced high level tennis player it is the best way to train for tennis.

Well done to Sam Barry on his fabulous performance, last weekend in the Davis Cup Tie against Estonia. It has been a memorable week for Sam, having also celebrated his 21st Birthday.

OPEN MIC POETRY: Every Wednesday the White House Bar, 52 O’Connell Street, Limerick is transformed into a centre of culture as poets recite their latest work. Barney Sheehan - behind the revival of poetry at the White House, continues to attract the best of Irish and International poetry to Limerick. The readings have provided an open, supportive venue for countless poets to perform their work, and has fostered a community of poetry. These Readings are preceded by an Open Mic Session in which anyone who wishes to read is invited to do so. Complementary finger food is provided and there is free admission. For further information, please telephone 061 329 218 or 086 8657 494. You can also Email: barneysheehan1@eircom.net

CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP FOR ADULTS: On Saturday, February 10, as part of The Hunt Museum’s Chinese New Year celebrations, The Hunt Museum will be running a traditional Chinese calligraphy workshop. Previous calligraphy experience is not necessary. The workshop will cover traditional techniques using authentic materials by an expert teacher from the Chinese Irish Cultural Academy. Spaces are limited so book early to avoid disappointment! For further information, please telephone 061 312 833 or Email: info@huntmuseum.com. Web: www.huntmuseum.com

LIMERICK’S BUILT HERITAGE EXPLORATORY LECTURES: The built landscape of Limerick is the result of what our ancestors created and deemed important. What we design, build and preserve today will become Limerick in the future. The built heritage is a reflection of our society, its values, its hierarchies, its fashions and its trends.

This series of lectures will look at a variety of architecture through the ages, from early medieval to contemporary and future design of Limerick, city and county.

The lectures are organised and funded by Limerick County Council and are free.

Tuesday, February at 8pm: ‘Medieval Limerick Today: The Built Heritage’

The antiquity of Limerick City is well established but subsequent layers of building and development have overlain its earliest townscapes. What do we know about the buildings from the Viking City? What did the medieval City look like at the height of its prosperity?

Using information from archaeological excavations, historical records, antiquarian sketches and paintings Brian Hodkinson will reassemble the City’s streetscapes and will point out where we can find remnants of the built heritage of Medieval Limerick today.

Brian Hodkinson is Curator of Limerick City Museum. He has excavated in Norway, Britain and Ireland focusing largely on the Viking and medieval period. Latterly he has turned his attention to Limerick City. With his former colleague Larry Walsh he pioneered the digitisation of the museum collection allowing universal access through the web.

He has also worked to make archives and historical records accessible indexing several manuscript collections. His many publications on Limerick City and the wider area have recently been published as a collection of essays entitled Aspects of medieval North Munster by the Thomond Archaeological and Historical Society. Admission: Free

DOODLE 4 THE HUNT: Our annual drawing competition is back in 2013! The Hunt is also delighted to announce the theme for our annual DRAWING COMPETITION which will be judged on National Drawing Day 2013.

The Doodle 4 the Hunt ‘Dream big and draw!’ competition is open to all children aged 12 and under. Children are invited to re-design the Hunt Museum’s logo along the theme, ‘Museums (memory + creativity) = social change’. The winning doodle will be chosen by a public vote and will be used on child and family-related materials produced by the Hunt until the winner of the 2014 competition is selected!

Other prizes include free school visits, Museum shop discounts and admissions vouchers!

Deadline for receipt of entries is 12pm Friday, April 17. Entry is free.

For further information, please telephone 061 312 833.

NA PIARSAIGH GAA CLUB NEWS: The lotto jackpot for Mondays draw is now €11,300. Last weeks draw produced no jackpot winner with the numbers drawn 03, 13, 17, 25. The lucky dip winners were Rachel O Neill, Megan Sheehy, Karan Kavanagh and Geraldine Condon. Sellers prize went to Frank Kavanagh and house prize to Bill Kiely.

Congratulations to Maurice Horan and Cian Coady on their opening day win in the NFL v Leitrim and also to all 6 senior hurling team members who made the cut on the Limerick senior hurling under new captain Donal O Grady. We wish them all well for the season.

Once again it was great to see so many Na Piarsaigh players on starting line up for Ard Scoil Ris in the Harty Cup Semi Final versus Templemore. After a ding dong battle, the teams couldn’t be separated, so its back to Nenagh this Saturday at 2.30pm.

Club membership is now due and also the Limerick Development draw is in full swing, so get your tickets from any committee member.