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Grow Mental Health #YellowHunt, taking place in Limerick City on Sunday, June 23. Grow Mental Health #YellowHunt, taking place in Limerick City on Sunday, June 23.


Grow Mental Health Midsummer Treasure Hunt takes place June 23, 2024



Grow Mental Health #YellowHunt is taking place in Limerick City on Sunday, June 23.

Grow Mental Health are holding the treasure hunt as part of Grow’s GO YELLOW campaign

One of the challenges is to compose a Limerick poem about the day’s events.

This year, as part of Grow’s GO YELLOW campaign, there is a fun, family oriented treasure hunt, aptly called the #YellowHunt, taking place in Limerick City on Sunday, June 23. Grow is encouraging teams of 4 people, or families (two adults with a few kids), to come along and register on the day at the Grow office on 33 Henry Street.  

An interesting feature of this Treasure Hunt is that all questions or riddles will be in rhyming prose and one of the challenges is to compose a Limerick poem about the day’s events.  There are a few nice prizes including tickets to the International Rugby Experience and the winning family team will win a beautiful A320 Neo model aircraft, donated by AerCap, the world’s top aircraft lessor.  There will also be a prize for the team with the “yellowest” outfit!

Event organiser, Rob Stephen, who is fond of composing limericks, says of this inaugural event: “We wanted to organise an enjoyable community event which we could run out of our fantastic Henry Street premises, for which we have Noreen and JP McManus to thank. Limerick City tends to be fairly quiet on Sundays, so this is a great opportunity to bring families into the city (when on street parking is free) to enjoy some of the wonderful walks – and perhaps visit some of the museums, cafes and bars enroute. We were fortunate to have some assistance from local history buff, Richard Aherne, who identified a few quirky features to include in our treasure hunt”.


Extra daylight helps our mood and our energy levels. June 21st is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, also known as the Summer Solstice where the “sun is standing still” and marks the official beginning of Summer. Daylight increases our serotonin and melatonin levels which boosts our overall mood leading to better mental health and wellbeing. So in Grow Mental Health that is definitely a cause for celebration.

The event kicks off around 11am and only costs €20 per team.  The route loosely follows Limerick’s renowned Three Bridges Walk which is dotted with fabulous historical features, each with an interesting back story. 

There is no time limit as such, once all answer sheets are handed in before 5pm.  The route itself is about 4-5 km in length so a comfortable stroll of about 1.5 hours – depending on how many distractions are unearthed enroute!  Participants are invited back to the Grow office for tea/coffee on completion of the challenge and this provides an opportunity for teams to relax and connect in a pleasant social environment, in the same venue where Grow hosts weekly mental health peer support meetings.

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On the twenty third of June

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On Grow’s Treasure Hunt

Where some rhyming clues are strewn!

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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.