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LCFE Fundraiser for Limerick Marine Search and Rescue

Pictured above is members of the Limerick Marine Search and Rescue, who the proceeds of the LCFE fundraiser are going to. Picture: Alan Place.

Limerick College of Further Education is holding a table quiz on Thursday, March 9, with all proceeds raised going to Limerick Marine Search and Rescue. 

The theme of the LCFE fundraiser is TV and Film, with the option of a movie star fancy dress there for all. The M/C of the night will be Austin Powers, to mark the 20th anniversary of the film’s release.  

At €20 per table of four, there will be an Oscar-winning prize for the best dressed, alongside a prize for the winning table of the quiz. 

There is also a draw taking place that is open to anyone of the public, for the prize of a signed Arsenal men’s 2016/17 Jersey.  Tickets are available now from behind the bar in Jerry O Dea’s for €5 per strip. To enter just add your name and number, or alternatively, it can be bought on the night.  

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The poster for the LCFE Fundraiser for Limerick Marine Search and Rescue

There will also be finger food available on the night of the LCFE fundraiser, followed by DJ Gary G. 

Limerick Marine Search and Rescue was established in 1986 by Jimmy Connors and Tony Cusack who were both sports divers at the time. They were asked to help search for a young boy who had lost his life in the waters of Parteen. The two men decided afterwards that there was a necessity for a Marine, Search and Rescue unit in Limerick. Following a meeting on December 6, 1986, in Ger Fahey’s bar on the Dock Road (now Dolans), Limerick Marine Search and Rescue was established.  

The organisation has grown from that initial meeting to a full blown headquarters at Atlas Avenue on the Dock Road housing state of the art equipment to help keep the people of Limerick safe in unpredictable waters. It also holds pontoons along the waters of Limerick equipped with boats which were established with the help of donations. As a result from these, Limerick Marine Search and Rescue are incredibly responsive in an emergency call due to their quick accessibility to the water. 

The table quiz takes place on Thursday, March 9 at 7.30pm in Jerry O’Dea’s.

To find out more about Limerick Marine Search and Rescue, click here.

To read more stories about Limerick Marine Search and Rescue, click here.

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.