Mar 23

Kay Flanagan


Kay Flanagan

NEW INNOVATIVE COMMUNITY INITIATIVE: Community Repair Maintenance (CRM) is an innovative social enterprise recently established in the Limerick area. The aim is to take the fear out of finding a handyman to do those little jobs around your home that you may not have the time or skill to tackle yourself.

NEW INNOVATIVE COMMUNITY INITIATIVE: Community Repair Maintenance (CRM) is an innovative social enterprise recently established in the Limerick area. The aim is to take the fear out of finding a handyman to do those little jobs around your home that you may not have the time or skill to tackle yourself.

CRM will provide trusted people who we know will be both competent and reliable and who won’t cost the earth. CRM is an example of a community doing it for themselves, taking DIY (‘we Do It for You) to the next level and offering not only steady employment to qualified workers in the area; CRM is also offering valuable peace of mind to home owners. CRM will offer a wide range of maintenance contracts, with no job being too small. For larger, more complex work CRM is happy to refer clients to suitable, reliable contractors. Contact: 061-513645/083-1309895 or email:

OUR LADY OF LOURDES SCHOOL: Our Lady of Lourdes school is delighted to welcome our new school warden, Anne Marie Stephenson. Anne Marie has impressed every one, from children to staff to parents with her kindness, gentleness and care for the children’s saftey. She has a good word for all the children as they make their way across athe very busy Childer’s Road. Thank you, Anne Marie for coming to our school and becoming part of our school community.

We have a wonderful relationship with Presentation Secondary School. Last year, 6 of our girls transferred from Our Lady of Lourdes to their secondary school education in Presentation. This year, 4 young ladies in sixth class have received places there. On Tuesday last, these four girls, along with the girls from fifth class, were invited to Presentation for a fashion show with a difference. It was a Green school’s event, where their Green Schools Committee did an oral presentation on recycling, including a presentation by our own past pupil, Orla Madden. The girls from Pres do more than talk about recycling though – they put words into action. All the amazing outfits in the fashion show were made and modelled by the students from recycled materials. We were so impressed by the show and the wonderful creativity of the secondary school students. Thank you very much for a great afternoon out.

As part of our preparations and rehearsals for ‘Troouble on the High Seas’ in Mary immaculate

College on the 23rd of April, a Pirate Fancy Dress competition was held. The school was awash with cut throat pirates on the day before the St. Patricks Day bank holiday. Everywhere we turned there were cutlasses and eye patches! The winners of the competition were Zoe Malone, Nathan Aherne, Joseph Igbinedion, Taibou Dede Gavi, Adam Ryan, Leah franklin, Dessie Cillins, Hollie Judge, Martin O’Leary, Tara Daly, Anita Ydav, Kate Daly and Serena O’Mahony. Producer Tony Cusack has spent quite a bit of time in the school in preparation for the concert.

Rehearsals are in full swing and we are beginning to look ship shape! Micheal Doyle is working with the principle actors in the comedy sketches. It’s going to be a treat. We hope that tickets will go on sale during the Easter holidays and they will be available online on the Limetree Theatre’s website and also at their box office.

EARLY START OUR LADY OF LOURDES SCHOOL: Applications are now being accepted for places in the early Start class for September 2013. The early Start is a Department of Education preschool that is staffed by a fully qualified primary school teachers and a fully qualified childcare worker. The aim of the preschool is to give your child the best possible start to their school life, developing the skills that will lead to high achievement and success in school. Children need to be older than 3 years and 2 months on the 1st of September to avail of this free preschool. If you would like to learn more about the Early Start, please ring Mrs. Rickard on 086 2726636.

THE WEST END: The Youth Centre had a very colourful entry in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade this year. Their entry took the form of a team of mad scientists that accidentally created a whole host of fluffy monsters during their escapades in the laboratory. O’Connell Avenue was treated to a serious splash of colour as the scientists tried to recapture the manic monsters.

Places are still available for some of the Easter activities that will be run in the centre during the holiday.

A new addition to our camp schedule this year is a mountain biking class and a trip to Ballyhoura that is being run in conjunction with the University of Limerick Mountain-biking Club. Facilitated by the Limerick Sports Partnership, the West End and the UL Mountain-biking Club are getting together to provide new experiences as well as highlighting the importance of physical activity as an important part of a young persons life.

LIMERICK’S GOT TALENT 2013: Calling all singer,dancers, bands, choirs, variety acts & songwriters the search is now on for the new stars of Limerick in our 5th annual competition which takes place at Limetree Threatre, Mary Immaculate College from 20th - 23rd August.

This years competition promises to be the biggest and best ever hence why we have moved venues to give our supporters better facilities and more comfort.

Applications are now available from two outlets this year our main one at Local Heroes Office in Arthur’s Quay Shopping Centre and also from Future Sound & Vision in Upper William St during shopping hours. All applications must be returned to Arthur’s Quay before closing date of !st August 2013 with €10.00 entry fee.

Massive prize packs are available for our winners which as well as overall winner five category winners will be chosen including Best Singer, Best Dance Act, Best Band, Best Variety Act & best Original Song. Show producer Mike O’Connor told us “we are all excited about this years project with the great categories and the interest show and also delighted that the acts have the chance to perform on a magnificent auditorium such as the Limetree Theatre.”

All prospective applicants are invited to attend our first workshop which will take place at South Court Hotel Conference Centre on Tuesday 2nd April from 11.00am -4.00pm which will be very beneficial to their progress.

Once again all proceeds for show will go to the MS Society Limerick

Further information can be had from our Facebook Page Limerick’s Got Talent 2013 our contact Mike O’Connor on 0851367594