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2019 Remembrance tree celebrated by Limerick Thomond Rotary club

2019 Remembrance tree Limerick Thomond Rotary Club Cheque Presentations: The Recipients from Cuan Mhuire, St Munchins Community Centre and Pieta House after receiving their Cheques from Limerick Thomond Rotary Club Remembrance Tree Cheque Presentations at the Strand Hotel Picture: Brendan Gleeson

2019 Remembrance tree celebrated by Limerick Thomond Rotary club 

2019 Remembrance tree was celebrated by Limerick Thomond Rotary Club Friday 31 January.  The club was delighted to welcome to Pieta House, Cuan Mhuire Bruree St. and St. Munchins Community Centre to a very special lunch at the Strand Hotel Limerick to formally present the funds raised from the 2019 Remembrance Tree.

2019 Remembrance Tree

31-1-20 Limerick Thomond Rotary Club Remembrance Tree Cheque Presentations
Stephen O’Connor, Pat Fogarty, President of Limerick Thomond Rotary Club, John Kelly, Tony Brazil, Dolores McMahon and Tracey Curtin, attending the Limerick Thomond Rotary Club Remembrance Tree Cheque Presentations at the Strand Hotel
Picture:Brendan Gleeson

The funds raised at the 2019 Remembrance Tree brings the total raised since 2009 to over €190,000. This presentation follows the commemorative mass held at the Augustinian Church for all the ribbons placed on the tree, which took place on January 3rd.

Attending the Limerick Thomond Rotary lunch today were Kieran O’Brien and Johnny Togher from Pieta House, Ciarán Carey from Cuan Mhuire Bruree St. and Linda Ledger and Rachel McCarthy from St. Munchins Community Centre. Each of these organisations provided volunteers each day on the Remembrance Tree to help raise funds for their deserving organisations.

Speaking at the lunch, Pat Fogarty, President of Limerick Thomond Rotary Club welcomed all attendees and in particular thanked Deputy Mayor, Cllr Adam Teskey for “his unqualified support for the Remembrance Tree project.” Also, in attendance was Past District Governor of Rotary Ireland, Phillip Beggs from the Rotary Club of Comber, Co. Down.

 Ger Lynch, Community Chair and Incoming President of Limerick Thomond Rotary Club who managed the Remembrance Tree project echoed the thanks made by the President and went on to recap on the importance of this initiative to Limerick’s volunteer-based organisations,” Over thirty-seven organisations have benefitted from our Remembrance Tree Project all of which have made a major contribution to the enhancement of community life in the Mid-West area and beyond.”

The 2019 Remembrance Tree was greatly supported by the wider community in Limerick – including, Northern Trust, Cook Medical, ICHAS, Limerick’s Live 95fm, Augustinians Limerick, The Hands in Harmony Choir, Unity Gospel Choir, The Clef Choir, Limerick Printmakers, Tallybrooke Civil Engineering, and many more. Limerick Thomond Rotary Club would like to extend a heartfelt thank you again to all these organisations and most importantly to the people of Limerick for supporting the 2019 Remembrance Tree and look forward to continuing the tradition again in 2020 for the 12th year running.

For any volunteer-based organisations or charities who are interested in getting involved in the 2020 Limerick Thomond Remembrance Tree, please submit your interest to [email protected].


About Limerick Thomond Rotary Club

Limerick Thomond Rotary Club was founded in 1984. Over the years this Club has pioneered projects both on a National and International stage which aim to support and assist people and communities. The Rotary motto is “Service above Self” and this is demonstrated by its members who volunteer time, energy and know-how to the many projects that are planned each year. Limerick Thomond Rotary Club has spearheaded and managed initiatives across a number of areas including youth events, local communities and a number of fundraising activities including the Remembrance Tree, in support of many deserving organisations in the Mid-West area.

 Internationally, Limerick Thomond Rotary Club is also active in the Rotary campaign to eliminate Polio worldwide, participates in the School Bikes for Africa programme and supports entrepreneurs in third- world countries through the provision of finance under the Lend with Care process.

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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.