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Hunt Museum hosts TLC5 Schools Competition ‘Design a TLC Bottle’ 

‘Design a TLC Bottle’ prizegiving at the Hunt Museum – Eli O’Sullvian, 1st class, from Bulgaden NS, works out a maths question put to him by JP McManus, alongside senior infant student Carla O’Brien, and teacher Charlotte Reidy. Picture: Diarmuid Greene

Hunt Museum hosts TLC5 Schools Competition ‘Design a TLC Bottle’ 

Thursday, March 7 participants of the ‘Design a TLC Bottle’ Competition had their work displayed at the Hunt Museum this week, all part of the build-up to the fifth installment of the well-loved community initiative, set to take place this Good Friday, April 19.

Primary school classes throughout the city and county were invited to decorate a reusable water bottle prop with recyclable materials to show their pride and love for their home place. Over 50 primary schools from across Limerick city and county participated in the competition and it is hoped that the exhibition will spark a conversation about the importance of recycling and caring for the environment amongst a younger generation. Prizes include vouchers for school equipment and winning designs will be printed on reusable bottles for every class member.

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2nd place winners of the junior infants-2nd class category are students Carla O’Brien, senior infants, and Eli O’Sullvian, 1st class, from Bulgaden NS along with teacher Charlotte Reidy, JP McManus and Paul O’Connell. Picture: Diarmuid Greene

Team Limerick Clean-Up ambassador Paul O’Connell said; “There’s been a fantastic response to the ‘Design a TLC Bottle’ competition and we thank every primary school that submitted an entry. It’s great to be here at the Hunt Museum today and see all the entries hanging – the kids can be very proud of their work. It’s another stepping stone along the road to this year’s Team Limerick Clean-Up and I’d like to again take this opportunity to urge as many people as possible to sign up, particularly those who have never participated before.”

2019 registration figures have passed the 14,000 mark and it is hoped that more people than ever before will participate this year. Organisers are urging people to register now and help make their community a tidier, more liveable place.

Sponsored by the JP McManus Benevolent Fund, Team Limerick Clean-Up has seen over 360 tonnes of litter gathered from the streets by volunteers and event partner Mr. Binman since inception in 2015 – equating to over 14,500 household wheelie bins. Volunteers come from every walk of life from schools, colleges, and GAA clubs, to Munster Rugby, community and residential groups, businesses, charities, and well-known faces locally.

Team Limerick Clean-Up is an initiative sponsored by the JP McManus Benevolent Fund and supported by Limerick City and County Council. Endorsed by Paul O’Connell, the official partners include Mr Binman, the Limerick Leader, Limerick Live 95FM and the Limerick Post. More Information: Diana McCabe / Paddy O’Brien; DMC Communications Ltd, Tel: 01 2953519. 

 ‘Design A TLC Bottle’ Winners

Category 1 – Junior Infants – 2nd class

  1. Kilteely National School – Ms Collins’ Senior Infants, 1st& 2ndClass
  2. Bulgaden National School – Ms Reidy’s Junior Infants, Senior Infants, 1stand 2ndclass
  3. Christ the King Boys National School – Ms Walsh’s Junior Infants Class   

Category 2 – 3rd & 4th Class

  1. Mary Queen of Ireland Girls National School – Ms Shearin’s 3rdand 4thClass
  2. Le Chéile National School – Ms Maher’s 3rdClass
  3. St. Brigid’s National School – Ms O’Connor’s 3rdClass

Category 3 – 5th & 6th Class

  1. St. Gabriel’s School – Ms Cooper’s Snowdrop Class
  2. Knocklong National School – Ms Taylor’s 6thClass
  3. St Patrick’s National School Bruree – Ms Cussen’s 5thand 6thClass

For more information and to register visit

For more stories on TLC Team Limerick Cleanup go here

Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.