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LISTEN: News Roundup July 24, 2019 – I Love Limerick Podcast Episode 11

I Love Limerick Podcast Episode 11 focuses on local news and events in Limerick. Pictured at the Launch of Shine a Light 2019 at King Johns Castle is Declan Hannon, Limerick senior hurling captain, Niall O’Callaghan, Shannon Heritage Managing Director, Kate McGrath, Focus Ireland, John Fitzgerald, Harmonics Managing Director, Mairead Cummane, Focus Ireland and Darren Staunton, Bord Gais Energy. Picture: Orla McLaughlin/ilovelimerick.

LISTEN: News Roundup July 24, 2019 – I Love Limerick Podcast Episode 11

Orla McLaughlin and Conor Owens look at this week’s Local Business, Events, Sports, Arts and Entertainment news around Limerick.

Produced by Orla McLaughlin, Chloe Reidy and Conor Owens.

Discussed in the opening episode of I Love Limerick’s Podcast show, were the recent events that took place in Limerick last week, such as Riverfest Limerick won the top prize at the Event Industry Awards 2019, beating off competition from festivals and other events across the country including Pope Francis’s Visit to Ireland, New Year’s Eve Festival in Dublin and Seafest. Another event that took place is the announcement by Focus Ireland that King John’s Castle will host Shine a Light Night 2019. The event challenges business leaders across Ireland to sleep-out for one night and in doing so, raise vital funds to help alleviate homelessness. 

Also discussed in the podcast were other news stories in Limerick, such as the return of Angela’s Ashes, The Musical to Limerick with a strictly limited run, from Thursday, July 18, to Saturday, July 27, and Joy Neville launched a local volunteer drive for Barnardos in Limerick, which will take place on Friday, September 13.

Upcoming events taking place in the coming weeks were also spoken about, such as the ‘Two Can Do’ Summer Tour and Support Workshops that will be coming to the Hunt Museum this August.

For more information on all these local businesses, sports and education events discussed in the podcast, listen above now. 

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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.