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Marys Angels aim to bring the local tourism community together

Marys Angels are transition year students in the Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh they spend their pastoral care in Saint Mary’s Cathedral every Thursday.
Marys Angels aim to bring the local tourism community together
Who they are:
Mary’s Angels are transition year students from Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh. Every Thursday they spend their pastoral care in Saint Mary’s Cathedral. Originally the Royal Palace for the Kings of Thomond, it was gifted to the church in 1168. The Cathedral was founded on a hill on King’s Island, which is the oldest part of Limerick. Thousands of visitors from Ireland and abroad visit the Cathedral and surrounding Medieval Quarter every year.
What they do:
Every Thursday the Angels go out into the city and meet the people who work in the Tourism Sector in Limerick. They share notices and posters about events that are happening in the various venues in the city.

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The group volunteers weekly to help keep tourism in Ireland.

They take photographs of the places of interest in the city such as local cafes, restaurants, the various heritage sites and local hotels and post them on social media to promote all that Limerick has to offer.  This interaction, showing others what’s on in the Cathedral, finding out what’s on in other venues helps bring the tourism community together.
Every week the group picks three or four people that they want to thank and gift them with chocolates. They visit local hotels and meet the front office team,  the local heritage sites like King John’s Castle and The Hunt Museum, drop into the local, not for profit organizations in the Medieval Quarter and give them thanks. 
All too often businesses are working in isolation, owners and managers are so busy concentrating on their own establishment. The Angels bring the various stakeholders together, they acknowledge them and thank them for the part they play in the tourism narrative of Limerick.
Why we thank them
A representative of Marys Angels tells ilovelimerick, “Mary’s Angels aim to promote a sense of community and togetherness within the tourism sector. By working closely with local businesses, promoting their events and thanking them, we receive equal support in return. As we flourish so do our neighbours and vice versa.
We are always growing our network of businesses and community leaders, constantly encouraging new initiative. We love working in this tight-knit, friendly environment. We are thankful for everything they do for us and we aim to return this kindness by saying “Thank you”. After all, everyone loves a box of chocolates, it brings a smile to their faces and shows that they are appreciated.”
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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.