Reeling through an exciting year: Headlines and highlights in 2017 Limerick Leader Almanac

Fintan Walsh


Fintan Walsh

AFTER a full year of memorable news stories, jobs announcements, sporting successes and momentous events, the Limerick Leader reels through an exciting 2017 in the new Limerick Almanac this week.

The unique 96-page publication is packed with our top headline stories, pictures of the year, local voices, weddings, memories in All Our Yesterdays, sporting highlights and remembering those who have passed to their eternal reward.

Limerick Leader editor Eugene Phelan has no doubts but the publication will be a big hit with the people of Limerick as it covers everything from best photographs of the year, to sport and all the top stories.

“We look at some of the stories that made the headlines in Limerick city and county, and with the help of Limerick Camera Club and our own team of photographers we capture what Limerick looked like in 2017; photographs that will no doubt be used in a historical context in the  years ahead. For history buffs and those who would like to learn more about Limerick there is plenty to whet your appetite,” he said. 

He added that the Almanac is a “comprehensive review of the year, is incredibly good value for our readers and for those who are passionate about their community.”

“At just €3.95, the Almanac is the best value for money for any publication this Christmas, and I am certain that it will prove an ideal gift for family and friends, living in Limerick and afar.”

Highlights of the year published in this edition include the march towards peace by the 111th Infantry Battalion, headed up by Limerick troops, who are currently serving in the Lebanon on a UN Peacekeeping mission. 

One of the sporting highlights is a spotlight on Munster and Ireland rugby star Conor Murray, after a successful year on the pitch. 

Other major headlines include Noonan’s bowing out of the long political race; the reopening of the lavish Adare Manor; Depp’s Limerick “romantic liaison” revealed; Limerickman blagging his way to the historic McGregor-Mayweather showdown; and many more. 

The 2017 Limerick Almanac is in shops across the county and city now.