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The Limerick Going for Gold 2016 campaign



The Limerick Going for Gold 2016 -Pictured above Roger Beck, Gerry Boland,  and Gerald Mitchell, Deputy Mayor of the City and County of Limerick.  Pic Sean Curtin FusionShooters

The Limerick Going for Gold 2016 campaign is now underway.

Over 115 Limerick Going for Gold grant/competition applications from Tidy Towns Groups, Communities and residents associations across the city and county have been received to date.

The aim of the Limerick Going for Gold 2016 campaign is to make Limerick a cleaner brighter place to work live and visit.




Limerick Going for Gold has just launched its Best Front Garden Category in the Peoples Park.  This particular category is open to all across the City and County of Limerick and is sponsored by the Parkway Shopping Centre.  The Parkway Shopping Centre has organised, judged and sponsored the Best Front Garden Category of Going for Gold since the competition began in 2012.   The closing date is Friday 29 July 2017.

Speaking at the launch of the Best Front Garden Category, Deputy Mayor of Limerick City and County, Cllr Gerald Mitchell, said “This Olympic year marks the fourth year of the Limerick Going for Gold Campaign in Limerick City and the second year for Limerick County.  I am delighted with the growth of the grant and competition element of the campaign which is continuing to attract a huge number of entries and I would like to thank all our volunteer groups for their ongoing efforts to improve their local areas.”

Mr Gerry Boland from the JP McManus Charitable Foundation complimented the groups on their fantastic work in their communities, the Council for organising the event and the Parkway Shopping Centre for its contribution to Limerick Going for Gold.

Application forms for Limerick Going for Gold Grants/Competitions and Limerick’s Best front Garden Competition are available on

Limerick Going for Gold is sponsored by the JP McManus Charitable Foundation, organised by Limerick City and County Council and supported by Limerick’s Live 95fm, The Limerick Leader, I Love, The Limerick Post, Southern Media and Marketing and the Parkway Shopping Centre.

Check out the Limerick Going for Gold Facebook page here

Read more about the Going for Gold competition 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.