Limerick Exiles Latest News: The association is very pleased to announce that our Patron for 2013 is Mayor of Limerick Cllr Gerry McLoughlin and we look forward to working with him and his staff in City Hall in what promises to be an eventful year on both sides of the Irish Sea.Amongst the many highlights of our coming year the “Gathering 2013” promises to feature a wide range of events many of which will take place in the Limerick region and appeal to people of all ages . The Association looks forward to welcoming our newly appointed Patron and Mayor of Limerick to the English capital during his tenure of office.
The Great London Irish Ramble: This sponsored event took place prior to Christmas and was a joint venture in co-operation with the Limerick Exiles Association and the Carlow Association of London.This event was an adventure around London visiting sights and areas with an Irish connection of a historical,literary,spiritual and social dimenson which was undertaken by means of the London underground,buses,trains and on foot.The day proved a very enjoyable affair indeed and our sincere thanks to our friends and supporters who contributed most generously towards our very deserving cause. The goal to provide Christmas Irish hampers to the Cricklewood Homeless concern was achieved and our thanks to all those involved for their co-operation.The presentation of the hampers took place prior to Christmas at the Cricklewood Homeless Concern offices to their CEO Mr Danny Maher,a native of Ballyagran,Co.Limerick and he thanked both organisations involved for their continued support and generosity. We look forward to hosting a similiar challenge again in the coming year.
Membership Drive for 2013: Our association always welcomes new members and we look forward to achieving our goal for the coming year by increasing awareness of our organisation and drawing in new memers to join in our events and activities. We are a Voluntary group who hold regular meetings to plan numerous events throughout the year of all kinds and new faces will be guaranteed a warm and friendly welcome.You do not have to be native of our fair city or county to be a member,but a Shannonside connection is always welcome. For further information on membership please contact our Recruitment officer Ms Natasha Cunningham or Assn Secretary John G on 07956 855957.We look forward to hearing from you!
Upcoming Events: The Association looks forward to a host of events in the coming months and our first meeting of 2013 will be scheduled to take place in early February,with the date and venue to be confirmed in the near future. All members will be notified very soon and we look forward to seeing many more new faces at our meetings to offer ideas,support and play their part. The countdown has begun for the St Patrick’s Parade and festival in London which will be held on Sunday March 17th,commencing with the traditional parade commencing at 12noon from Piccadilly to Whitehall. Once again the Limerick Exiles association will be participating in the parade and we look forward to our members and friends to come along and join in the great celebration.
Our Sporting Heroes: It is good to see our county teams in action for 2013 as they are involved in their respective tournaments in both hurling and gaelic football prior to the start of the National League Campaigns. Congratulations to the Limerick senior hurlers on a 3-15 to 0-13 over Mary Immaculate college in Kilmallock last weekend and they now look forward to a Waterford Crystal quarter final meeting against Tipperary next Sunday. The Limerick senior footballers have also been in McGrath cup action and following on from a fine quarter final extra time victory against Clare in Foynes recently,they faced the challenge of Kerry in the semi finals in Killarney and despite a brave display went down 3-16 to 1-11. The Red Army that is Munster Rugby completed their Heineken Cup Pool campaign in Thomond Park last Sunday with a fine performance and a deserving 29-6 victory over Racing Metro. Congratulations to Munster who have once again qualified for the knockout stages of the Heineken Cup and we wish the mighty Munster every success in the upcoming quarter final clash.
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