Treaty of Limerick Celebration

Limerick Civic Trust has organised a number of events to mark the 325th Anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Limerick. A walking tour and two lectures will take place on Saturday 8th October, kicking off what Limerick Civic Trust hopes to be an annual commemoration of the signing of the 1691 Treaty. The Treaty of Limerick ended the Williamite War in Ireland between the Jacobites and the supporters of William of Orange and concluded the Siege of Limerick.

David O’Brien, CEO of Limerick Civic Trust, said, “The signing of the Treaty of Limerick is a significant event in our history. We hope that this inaugural lecture series will initiate an annual commemoration of the signing of the Treaty.”

Led by archaeologist John Elliott, a walking tour will depart St John’s Square at 2pm and follow the circuit of the Williamite forts that besieged the city in 1690 and 1691.

1691-Inaugural-Treaty-of-Limerick

At 5pm historian Liam Irwin will deliver a lecture in St Mary’s Cathedral on the famous Jacobite soldier Patrick Sarsfield, who led the cavalry attack on the Williamite siege train at Ballyneety in 1690 and defended the city in 1691, later leading the Wild Geese to exile in the continent.

Also in St Mary’s Cathedral, Padraig Lenihan, historian at NUI Galway, will deliver an illustrated lecture at 6pm on the context of the military campaign of the Williamite sieges of Limerick.

Further information and bookings please contact Limerick Civic Trust on 061 313399 or email info@limerickcivictrust.ie

Event Details:

2pm – 4pm    Walking Tour from St John’s Square
5pm – 6pm    Lecture by Liam Irwin, St Mary’s Cathedral
6pm – 7pm    Lecture by Padraig Lenihan, St Mary’s Cathedral

Purple 4 Polio – Limerick Civic Trust to Plant 5,000 Purple Crocus Bulbs

Limerick Civic Trust will plant 5,000 purple crocus corms at various locations around Limerick in support of the Rotary Club of Limerick & Shannon’s Purple 4 Polio campaign.

Earlier this year Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland launched the Purple4Polio campaign, which encourages everyone to join together in the final push to eradicate polio worldwide. One initiative involved teaming up with the Royal Horticultural Society’s Bloom Groups to transform public spaces and brighten up local communities by planting five million purple crocus corms across Britain and Ireland.

The Limerick Shannon Rotary Club have donated 5,000 Crocus bulbs to the Limerick Civic Trust, which are to be planted as part of a End Polio Now campaign, pictured with members of the Limerick Civic Trust was Limerick Civic Trust CEO, David O'Brien with James O'Donnell, Limerick Shannon Rotary and Tom Burke, President of Limerick Shannon Rotary

The Limerick Shannon Rotary Club have donated 5,000 Crocus bulbs to the Limerick Civic Trust, which are to be planted as part of a End Polio Now campaign, pictured with members of the Limerick Civic Trust was Limerick Civic Trust CEO, David O’Brien with James O’Donnell, Limerick Shannon Rotary and Tom Burke, President of Limerick Shannon Rotary

Not having the resources to plant the crocus corms, the Rotary Club of Limerick Shannon enlisted the support of Limerick Civic Trust.

David O’Brien, CEO of Limerick Civic Trust, said, “We are delighted to support the Rotary club and the Purple 4 Polio campaign. We already maintain many open green spaces and gardens across the city so this is a natural extension of our work. Plus, it’s a very worthy cause and our whole community gets to benefit. It will be wonderful to see the crocuses bloom next spring.”

The Trust will plant the bulbs on the Canal Bank walk, the Mill Road flower beds, Kings Island Community Garden and other open green spaces that they currently maintain. The Crocus corms must be planted by November to ensure early spring flowering to maximise their impact.

Limerick Civic Trust Gathers Internationally Renowned Commentators for Lecture Series

Brian McLoghlin, Chairman and David O'Brien, CEO, Limerick Civic Trust at St Mary's Cathedral, Limerick

Brian McLoghlin, Chairman and David O’Brien, CEO, Limerick Civic Trust at St Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick

Limerick Civic Trust has announced details of its 2016 Autumn Lecture Series which will take place in the unique setting of St Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick.

Sponsored by UL’s Kemmy Business School with support from the Limerick City & County Council, the six-part series of public lectures will be delivered by internationally renowned commentators and thought leaders in their field. The opening lecture on 7 September will be given by Quentin Peel of the Financial Times. He will be followed by historian and cultural critic Angus Mitchell, professor John O’Brennan, artist Robert Ballagh, Colm O’Gorman of Amnesty International and Dr Ed Walsh (see speaker biographies below).

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Limerick Civic Trust Throws its Weight Behind Monument Refurbishment

A monument to one of Limerick’s strongest men has been restored to its former glory by Limerick Civic Trust. The monument at the Fair Green commemorates champion weight thrower John O’Grady from Ballybricken who died in 1934.

The top part of the monument, which represents the handle of a weight, was damaged and dislodged. It was found by a local resident who handed it over to members of Limerick Civic Trust working in Mount Saint Lawrence Cemetery at (more…)

New Chairperson is focused on Ambitious Plans for Limerick

Limerick Civic Trust’s New Chairperson is focused on Ambitious Plans for Limerick. Over 50 Restoration and Improvement Projects Earmarked – But Reliant on Funding.

Brian McLoghlin, a company director, mediator and lawyer, who was recently appointed Chairperson of Limerick Civic Trust, wants the voluntary organisation to play a bigger role in improving Limerick’s heritage and environment for the benefit of its citizens and tourists.

Speaking about his aspirations for the new role, Mr McLoghlin said, “My focus and that of CEO David O’Brien for the year ahead will be on attracting more contributing members and (more…)

Sponsored Climb of Mount Brandon UPDATE

Due to unforeseen circumstances we must postpone our sponsored climb of Mount Brandon. We are now hoping to reschedule for Saturday 3rd September. We’ll keep you posted.

Many thanks to everyone who expressed an interest in the climb – we regret any inconvenience caused by the change in date.

Mount Brandon Climb 29th May 2016

Dear Members and Friends,

Following on from previous successful climbs, we are once again planning to host a sponsored return to Mount Brandon Co. Kerry on Sunday the 29th of May.

The bus will leave Limerick at 8am from the Bishops Palace, pick up at 8.10am at Punches Cross and 8.30am at Adare primary school.

Sponsorship cards will be issued by Limerick Civic Trust and we would hope that each card obtains a minimum of €100 in supportive sponsorship. In return for the sponsored card, we will provide the bus to and from Mount Brandon, showers and changing rooms after the hike along with a 3 course meal.

We plan on being back in Limerick at circa 9pm.

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Introducing the new Canal Bank Walk

Introducing the new Canal Bank Walk:

Our team have been hard at work on a new pathway running the length of the Corbally side of the canal. The reopening of the path will see the canal loop walk open to the public from Clare Street to the Guinness Bridge on both banks.

This project will be finished shortly but already hundreds of walkers and joggers are enjoying the new amenity. Enjoy!