June 1

Jude Meaney

Reporter:

Jude Meaney

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.

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.

For further information, please telephone 061 214 782, or Email: info@milkmarketlimerick.ie Web: www.milkmarketlimerick.ie

LIMERICK YOUTH SERVICE NEWS: Deputy Mayor of Limerick, Cllr. Maria Byrne and rugby star Marcus Horan, were among the many famous faces at the Clarion Hotel on Friday last, May 24 for Limerick Youth Service’s Celebration of Volunteering. The volunteer gathering was part of LYS’s 40th birthday celebrations and an opportunity for the well-known charity, to acknowledge the contribution that volunteers have and continue to give to LYS. ‘Tonight is an opportunity for us (LYS) to simply say, thank you,’ said Catherine Kelly, Director, LYS. ‘Since Sr. Joan first opened the doors in 1973, volunteers have been instrumental in supporting us in providing our services to our young people,’ continued Ms. Kelly. Speaking at the celebrations, John Gilmore, President of Youth Work Ireland, wished LYS a Happy Birthday and thanked the volunteers who give their time so freely. ‘As a young person, I was a member of a youth club and looking back, I realise it simply could not have existed without the support of volunteers, who so often went above and beyond,’ said Mr. Gilmore. LYS honoured several volunteers on the evening with Mr. Gilmore presenting awards to Mary Grace (Clonlara), Brian Humphries (Garryowen), Stacey Lyons (Ballynanty), Padraig Reale (Garryowen), Louise Jinks (Rathkeale) and Michael Lynch (Killmallock). With over 20 Youth Clubs and numerous other projects, there are diverse ranges of volunteering opportunities available at LYS with training provided. Now in its 40th year, LYS remains committed to supporting and encouraging young people to be active participants in shaping their futures.

With our annual Staff Day, the launch of the Ger McDonnell Memorial Cycle and the Volunteer Appreciation Evening, it’s all hands on deck at Limerick Youth Service. LYS will host special Celebration of Volunteering at the Clarion Hotel, Steamboat Quay, Limerick on Friday next. The gathering will see volunteers, past and present, gather to meet old friends, make new ones and reflect on their time with LYS. ‘Since Sr. Joan first opened LYS in small room in Patrick St, Limerick in May 1973, volunteers have played an essential part in the supporting LYS,’ said Catherine Kelly, Director, LYS.

‘We simply could not provide our service without their support,’ added Ms. Kelly, who thanked the volunteers who have and continue to support LYS’s youth clubs, youth cafes and many other projects. If would like to know more about volunteering with LYS, please visit our website or email: lys@limerickyouthservice.com

LYS is delighted to announce that we have been chosen as the benefactor for this year’s Ger McDonnell Memorial Cycle on Saturday, July 27. The Cycle now in its 5th year, is dedicated to the memory of Ger McDonnell, the first Irishman to reach the summit of K2, the world’s second highest peak. Ger tragically lost his life on the descent. Catherine Kelly, Director, LYS thanked the organisers of the Cycle for choosing LYS as this year’s chosen charity.

On Thursday, May 30 LYS will host a Service of Remembrance and Hope, at the Methodist Centre, O’Connell St, Limerick. ‘The service itself will include singing, storytelling, poems and remembering those lost during the 40 years of LYS,’ said Siobhan O’Brien, LYS. ‘While we will acknowledge grief, the main message of the service will be hope,’ continued Ms. O’Brien. The service starts at 6:30pm with refreshments, following in LYS city centre community hub in Lower Glentworth Street.

MARANATHA PRAYER MINISTRY: Maranatha Prayer Ministry invites you for a “three day evening”, Healing Retreat led by Rev. Fr. Xavier Raj CSsr (India) from Wednesday, June 5 to Friday, June 7 at St. Paul’s Church, Dooradoyle, Limerick. It will be held from 6.30pm to 9.30pm and will be enriched with Spirit filled teachings, Mass and healing adoration.

MONTHLY CARER’’S MEETING: The Limerick Branch of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland will hold their monthly Carer’s meeting at the Mid Western Regional Office, 2nd Floor, George’’s Quay House, George’’s Quay, Limerick on Wednesday, June 5 from 7.00pm to 8.00pm. All are welcome.