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July Limerick Tidy Towns Award goes to Cellar Door



Congratulations to Cellar Door, Limerick’s newest, unique Coffee House & Vintage Clothing store, located on Foxes Bow, set in the quirky tunnels underneath The Blind Pig. Cellar Door opened for business in March this year and is owned and run by Limerick native Maeve O’Donovan and English born Abigail Hibbert, both of whom are pictured above being presented with the Tidy Towns award by Maura O’Neill from Tidy Towns.

Maura says “Foxes Bow itself has been rejuvenated and fully pedestrianised in recent years and Cellar Door is a perfect addition to its vibrant arty feel, particularly now with the “Particles of Waves” installation in place there as part of Limerick City of Culture.

Cellar Door’s charm lies past its pretty well maintained entrance when you walk down to the cellar below, which immediately gives a wonderfully relaxed welcoming ambience. The fact that their fit-out is predominantly rustic furniture (all of which is for sale) and they also sell vintage clothing is also very much in keeping with the Tidy Towns ethos of recycling and re-using”. Cellar Door is well worth a visit for its excellent, coffee and food and its regular live music sessions. For more information contact the girls at [email protected], follow them on Facebook or Twitter or simply drop in.

Cellar Door is the seventh monthly winner of the Limerick Tidy Towns award, with winners so far for 2014 being Lucky Lane for January, Chicken Hut for February, Frances Twomey & Co Solicitors for March, The Copper Room for April, St Joseph’s Church grounds in May and Hook & Ladder in June. An overall winner will be chosen from the 12 monthly winners at the end of the year. To be in with a chance to win, businesses or private individuals simply need make a special effort to improve the city’s appearance by starting with their own.



If you wish to volunteer with Limerick Tidy Towns they meet every Sunday morning at 11 am at the corner of Thomas Street and O’Connell Street, and on Wednesdays at 6 pm outside the White House. For further details you can like them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter or check their website or contact them via Twitter, Facebook or email [email protected]


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