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Hunt Museum Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival 2017 offers free workshops

 Pictured during the Hunt Museum Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival workshop were St. Sennans National School pupils, Matthew Murphy Curtin, Ross Donovan and Tommy Flynn. Photo: Alan Place

Learning Limerick Steering Group organises during the first week of April (from the 1st to the 7th) the Annual Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival in the city and the county. For the 7th edition, the festival’s theme will be “Communities, Connecting, and Learning”.

For a 7th consecutive year, Limerick’s Lifelong Learning Festival makes an exciting return to the city and county over the first week of April. The 2017 Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival takes place from Saturday 1st to Friday 7th April.

The festival was launched in the Foynes Flying Boat Museum where  pupils from St. Sennans National School Foynes took part in a paper plane making workshop with Maeve Liston, Director Enterprise and Community Engagement Mary Immaculate College, Limerick.






The Hunt Museum Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival 2017 will include over 200 free events and activities across the City and County and will build on the success of the previous years’ Festivals (the first pilot festival being held in 2011). The Festival is organised by the Learning Limerick Steering Group which includes all the main stakeholders involved in promoting Lifelong Learning. The Festival is the culmination of work by various partners, including the Hunt Museum, in promoting learning for all ages throughout the Limerick region through a week of fun and engaging activities and events, which are free and open to all.

The Hunt Museum Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival 2017 will be hosting eight free workshops from Monday the 3rd to Friday the 7th. Members of the museum have planned to organise these activities in link with Limerick history, fashion, nature, and so on. There also will be an interactive session which will enable participants to take photos of the permanent collection. A prize of an android tablet is up for grabs for the best photo posted online. All admissions are free.

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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.