Community, sport and culture is focus of expo in County Limerick town

Aine Fitzgerald

Reporter:

Aine Fitzgerald

Noel Kelly, Margaret Atalla, Jim Flynn, Eileen Irwin and Niall Sheehan at the launch of Kilmallock/Bruff Enterprise Town Expo

Noel Kelly, Margaret Atalla, Jim Flynn, Eileen Irwin and Niall Sheehan at the launch of Kilmallock/Bruff Enterprise Town Expo

A RANGE of household names in Limerick including RTE presenter Mary Kennedy,  Munster rugby legend John Hayes and Limerick hurling manager John Kiely will take part in a community sports and culture expo in Kilmallock this Friday night.

The expo forms part of a Kilmallock/Bruff Enterprise Town initiative which seeks to work with local businesses to plan and deliver a range of activities that will support and generate business in the area.

The event will take place between  6pm and 9pm in Coláiste Iósaef secondary school in Kilmallock.

The opening welcome is to be performed by Niall Sheehan of Bank of Ireland followed by an address by Noel Kelly, principal of Colaiste Iosaef.

There will be live entertainment by Colaiste Iosaef chamber choir.

A tourism and culture panel discussion will be facilitated by RTE presenter Mary Kennedy and will include Padraig Casey of Ballyhoura Development, Trevor McCarthy of Kimallock Medieval Tours, Denis O’Connor of Old Irish Ways nar Bruff and Kate Harrold of Lough Gur Development. This will be followed by a meet and  greet with Mary Kennedy and live entertainment by Colaiste Iosaef Strictly Come Dancing.

At 8pm a sports panel discussion will take place. It will be facilitated by Martin Kiely of the Limerick Leader and will feature Sean Finn, Limerick hurler, John Hayes, Munster rugby legend, John Kiely Limerick hurling manager and Leah Maunsell, cyclist.

The initiative also involves the wider community and the schools to ensure everyone can get involved and be part of the positive experience that is an Enterprise Town.

The event will be closed with live entertainment by the Morning Star Line Dancers. The public are urged to come along to this free event.