SATURDAY MARKET: Please come along to the Limerick Milk Market, Cornmarket Row, Limerick every Saturday, from 8am to 4pm. Here you’ll discover the very best of fresh, natural produce from great farmhouse cheeses and chutneys, just-caught fish and artisan meats, organic fruit & vegetables, to delicious healthy breads and fresh pressed juices. You’ll also be able to snack on gourmet sandwiches, wraps, pastries, chocolates, delicious crepes, soups and freshly brewed teas & coffees or buy fresh flowers and vibrant plants. A haven for foodies! The Famous Saturday Market has become a haven for all who care about the provenance and quality of the food they eat. From passionate amateur cooks to people on the look-out for variety and value or to those who just love finer foods, this market has it all.
But it’s not just the variety and quality of food and horticultural produce on offer that makes the Saturday Market so special – it is also about the people and the place. This market hosts a community of remarkable individuals from throughout the province, all of whom care deeply about the offering to their customers. Most of the stallholders are themselves producers who grow, rear or bake the food they sell. Others are importers with an intimate knowledge of the product they source from far and wide. As it has evolved the Famous Saturday Market has gained a reputation as a repository of culinary skills, knowledge and understanding, all of which are imparted during the discourse of the market day. It is a place to explore, to ask questions, to discover new flavours and savour the unique atmosphere at hand.
Relax! Along with almost 50 stalls and 21 shop units to tempt even the most discerning shopper, the Famous Saturday Market also allows the visitor to relax, enjoy and observe the activities of this celebrated market from the vantage of the Mezzanine floor which is located above the Pavilion shops and accessible by stairs and lift. Of course you cannot but notice that the Milk Market venue is now weather proofed, as it is housed under the cover of Ireland’s largest single column support canopy. The Famous Saturday Market is open weekly from 08.00 to 16.00hrs (except Christmas Day and New Years Day). Be sure and get there early to get the freshest of the fresh produce! Good parking is available nearby. Don’t forget you can also visit the Friday City Market (11.00 to 19.00hrs) and the Sunday Riverside Variety Market (11.00 to 16.00hrs) at the Milk Market. Admission is FREE. For further information, please telephone 061 214 782, or Email: email@example.com
WATER SAFETY IN LIMERICK: With just over a fortnight remaining in the school holidays, Limerick City and County’s Water Safety Officers have reminded parents and children alike of the steps they should take to stay safe, when spending time in the water. Statistics show that one swimmer was rescued from Limerick waters during July, while 3 people were rescued from marine crafts. The Irish Water Safety figures also show that 8 people received first aid treatment, while 27 accidents were prevented due to the presence of on-duty lifeguards at Glin Pier and Kilteery Pier. “We want families and friends to enjoy their time together during the last couple of weeks of the summer holidays and therefore, would appeal to the public in the city and county to be mindful of the importance of water safety awareness,” explained City Water Safety Development Officer, Valerie Stundon. She continued: “We are urging the public to only use the Local Authority manned lifeguarded bathing places to ensure there are no tragedies during the remainder of the summer. We also are reminding the public to take heed of advice given by the lifeguards and to supervise your children at all times.” Regarding those taking to Limerick’s waterways on leisure crafts and boats, Ms. Stundon said: “Before entering the water, people are advised to check local weather conditions. People are also asked to wear correctly maintained and fitting lifejackets that are suitable for the activity and to ensure their craft is fit for purpose. Under no circumstances should alcohol be consumed prior to entering the water.” Brian Kennedy, the County’s Water Safety Development Officer said Limerick County Council employs seasonal lifeguards at Glin Pier and Kilteery Pier. He continued: “The lifeguards work shifts in time with the high tides, so that cover is available while water is deep enough for bathing. I would urge members of the public to observe notices at designated swimming locations and also observe the Lifeguard’s rules and regulations regarding off limit swimming locations. Anyone who sees a water user in difficulty should summon help immediately. People should also be aware of the locations of ringbuoys, of which there are 86 located around Limerick.” Members of the public are requested to report any damaged, stolen, missing or retrieved ringbuoys via www.ringbuoys.ie, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org / calling 061-407100.
MARINE SEARCH & RESCUE TABLE QUIZ: There will be a table quiz in aid of Limerick Marine Search & Rescue on Thursday, August 15 at 8pm in the Locke Bar. A team will be sky diving the following day also, to raise much needed funds. All are welcome for this great cause and entry is €10 a head (four in a team).