Metis Ireland and Limerick City College outside the buildings receiving the awards from Maura O’Neill of Limerick City Tidy Towns. Pictured are Ronan Queally, Carl Widger and Kasia Preising from Metis Life. Pictures: Adrian Butler/Limerick Leader
Metis Ireland and Limerick City College have a chance of winning this year’s overall prize
Limerick City Tidy Towns have presented their double monthly award for November-December to joint winners and neighbours Metis Ireland and Limerick City College at 88 and 89 O’Connell Street.
Maura O’Neill of Limerick City Tidy Towns said, “Given that we’re fast approaching the Christmas season, we traditionally present a double monthly award for November-December, with a focus on exterior Christmas lighting and decoration. We also always like to try to include a Georgian Building as one of our monthly winners as they are such an important part of Limerick’s built heritage and we are therefore delighted that our joint winners Metis Ireland and Limerick City College at 88 and 89 O’Connell Street tick both of those boxes, as their Georgian exteriors, doors, windows and steps which are perfectly maintained all year round are now enhanced by beautiful matching Christmas lights provided by Time4Lights, which are very much in keeping with the traditional buildings.”
Metis Ireland specialises in honest, experienced financial planning and pension advice. Their team are passionate about helping their clients arrange their finances to achieve the lifestyle they desire, both before and after retirement. Founded in 2014 and headed up by industry veteran Carl Widger, the company moved into their beautiful Limerick HQ on O’Connell Street in early 2021 following a tasteful interior renovation by local designer Tess Stanford, who made excellent use of the building’s original Georgian features.
Limerick City College is an internationally renowned language school that was established in 2010. It is a modern vibrant college which focuses on ensuring that quality academic and English programmes are accessible and affordable to all students. In addition, being located within a five storey Georgian building in the heart of Limerick City Centre provides stunning facilities for all students. The College Director said, “We are proud of our achievements to date and more importantly the fact that we are able to provide these quality programmes and facilities attracting more international students to Limerick.”
Metis Ireland and Limerick City College are Limerick City Tidy Towns’ final monthly award winners for 2022, and as a result will be in with the chance of winning this year’s overall prize at their annual event to be held early in 2023. The winners from January and February 2020 will also be included in the overall event, as well as Treaty City Brewery, Khan Supermarket, Seoidin Jewellery, Souths Pub, The Bedford Townhouse & Café, Wickham Way Market, The Locke Burger, Annemarie Bourke Art Gallery & Studio and Esquire Menswear who all won monthly awards so far in 2022 If you wish to nominate a business in the city for a monthly award or indeed to volunteer with Limerick City Tidy Towns, they meet every Sunday morning at 11 am at the corner of Thomas Street and O’Connell Street, and on Wednesday evenings at 6 pm outside the White House during summer months.