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LISTEN: News Roundup February 18, 2020 – I Love Limerick Podcast Episode 36

Jack Cronin, Corporate Account Manager Pinergy(right) and Jack Keane, Managing Director, Property Management Ireland at PMI’s Cratloe Wood student village after they announced PMI to Power Buildings with 100% Green Energy. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

LISTEN: News Roundup February 18, 2020 – I Love Limerick Podcast Episode 36

Produced by Elysha Ní Chúlain




Join Elysha Ní Chúlain and Sophia DiBattista as they take a look at this week’s Local Business, Events, Sports, Arts and Entertainment news around Limerick.

To kick off this week’s episode of the  I Love Limerick’s Podcast show, we talked about Limerick Wedding Professionals are holding their ‘Exclusive Wedding Fayre’ at the Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel on Sunday, March 8 to celebrate International Women’s Day. All funds raised from the event will go towards helping Cliona’s Foundation, an Irish charity that provides financial assistance to families with critically ill children.

This ‘Exclusive Wedding Fayre’, in honour of International Women’s Day, will be hosted by Richard Lynch of and aims to take the confusion out of planning a wedding day by bringing together the most reputable local wedding venues and suppliers all under one roof.

Limerick Wedding Professionals ‘Exclusive Wedding Fayre’ takes place Sunday, March 8 from Noon until 4 pm at Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel in Adare. Book on the day and get up to €5,000 off your wedding with amazing exclusive offers on the day. The more you book, the more you save. For more info, email Michael at [email protected] or visit

Next up we talked about the Adare Manor International Womens Day on Sunday, March 8 as it celebrates inspirational females from the region at a special charity lunch at Adare Manor Resort. Female leaders such as designer Louise Kennedy, academic writer, and broadcaster Sinéad Burke, and women’s health advocate and author Vicky Phelan will give attendees an insight into what has made them such achievers in their own lives and professions.

The Adare Manor International Womens Day event is a key fundraiser for the Children’s Grief Centre, the Mid-West based charity founded in 2009 by Sr. Helen Culhane to support children and young people aged 4 to 18 who have been affected by loss through bereavement, separation or divorce.

Tickets for the event are €125 p.p  available from Children’s Grief Centre. Contact Katrina on  (087) 4578030 or email [email protected] or contact Noreen Stokes  O’Mara (087) 7779748. Tickets also available on Eventbrite.

Up next, we talked about Key to Life being in Tuscany at the Granary on Saturday, March 7 for their charity event in aid of Limerick Suicide Watch. The event will have a 1920s Gatsby theme. This is a costume party with prizes, food, music and drinks to be enjoyed by all. So, make sure to dress to the nines!

At the event, everyone will receive a free lock, sponsored by Homebase, with every ticket. You can then write the name of a loved one who may be struggling or has struggled with mental health. It represents holding on. These locks can then be put onto a temporary structure located at the event for everyone to admire.

The event takes place on Saturday, March 7 from 7 pm to 12 am. Tickets cost €10 for groups and €15 for general admission. You can purchase individual and group tickets at Eventbrite now. Groups must have five or more people.

We also talked about how four locally-based Limerick producers have been selected to join the Film in Limerick/ Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board (LCETB) delegation to the European Film Market at the Berlin International Film Festival later this month.

The initiative by Innovate Limerick in partnership with Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board will see local Limerick producers: Gemma O’Shaughnessy, Pete Moles, Ronan Cassidy, and Zeb Moore travel to Berlin to experience a working film market and to attend structured training events.

Film in Limerick was established by Innovate Limerick and is supported by funding from Enterprise Ireland as well Limerick City and County Council and Clare and Tipperary County Councils.

Last on the agenda, we talked about Pinergy, the smart energy provider, is delighted to support Property Management Ireland (PMI), specifically its student accommodation business, in both its pursuit to become more sustainable and in teaching students to form habits around sustainability. PMI’s ambition to be an industry leader in managing properties that support sustainable living is now made all the more possible with the announcement of 100% green energy from Pinergy.

Now, with Pinergy’s move to 100% green energy, as well as advances in Pinergy’s smart meter technology, PMI is delighted at the opportunity to implement an array of further green offerings. Planned initiatives for 2020 and beyond include recalibrating timeclocks in each apartment at the beginning of the academic year to ensure they are properly set. 

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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.