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Going for Gold There’s Still time!


Limerick’s Going for Gold campaign is continuing to gather momentum across the City. The campaign’s aim of making Limerick City a cleaner, brighter place to live, work and visit is clearly inspiring people to action. The closing date is Friday the 10th of August so if you haven’t applied already – There is still time.

Mr Richard Meade from Southern Advertising,

“The closing date for the Going for Gold Group category is the 10th August. Southern Advertising is encouraging residents associations and other community groups that look after your own estate or other areas to fill in a Going for Gold application form and make sure your initiative is in with a chance to win.”

Mr Roger Beck of the Parkway Shopping Centre,

“The Garden Competition is simple to enter. Just send a description of your garden (max 1 A4 page) along with up to a maximum of five photos to ‘Going for Gold’, C/o Environment Department, City Hall and you could be in a with a chance to win your share of a €1,000 vouchers for the Parkway Shopping Centre.”




Ms Caroline Curley, Director of Service, Limerick City Council.

“I am delighted with the buzz around the Going for Gold Campaign. It is week two of the Tidy Towns Category live interviews on the Limerick Today Show and they have generated great interest. I would encourage groups not participating in the Tidy Towns Category to submit an application for Going for Gold, encourage your friends and neighbours to enter the garden competition and nominate a ‘local hero’ for an individual merit award.”

The Closing date for Going for Gold’s, Individual Merit Award, Garden Competition and Groups not participating in Tidy Towns is the Friday 10th August. All you need to do is complete the Going for Gold application form. Download the form from
• or
• Email [email protected] or
• Phone 407225 and an application will be forwarded to you.

Limerick Going for Gold is being run by Limerick City Council in association with the JP McManus Charitable Foundation and is supported by Live 95 fm and the Limerick Leader, Limerick Chronicle, Limerick Post, I Love Limerick, the Limerick Communication Office, Southern Advertising and the Parkway Shopping Centre.

Photo Brian Gavin/Press 22

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.