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TLC6 2021-Isobel (11), Faye (7) and Aimee (9) Bresnan, Corbally, Limerick taking part in Team Limerick Clean-Up on Good Friday April 2nd 2021. Picture: Alan Place TLC6 2021-Isobel (11), Faye (7) and Aimee (9) Bresnan, Corbally, Limerick taking part in Team Limerick Clean-Up on Good Friday April 2nd 2021. Picture: Alan Place

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Different but Doable’ TLC6 2021 takes place

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TLC6 2021-Isobel (11), Faye (7) and Aimee (9) Bresnan, Corbally, Limerick taking part in Team Limerick Clean-Up on Good Friday April 2nd 2021. Picture: Alan Place

Different but Doable’ TLC6 2021 takes place

Amiya Ramanujan, 8, Ballysheedy, Co. Limerick. Picture: Alan Place

Amiya Ramanujan, 8, Ballysheedy, Co. Limerick. Picture: Alan Place

In line with current COVID-19 Level 5 restrictions, Team Limerick Clean-Up 6 took place today in a ‘different but doable’ manner, with participants across Limerick city and county tiding around their houses and gardens.

Despite being unable to engage in the usual community-wide meetups and tea and coffee gatherings, the event was officially launched today at King John’s Castle, Limerick city, by singer-songwriter Emma Langford, who performed Limerick, You’re A Lady at the iconic venue.

A special message to volunteers to stringently observe health & safety guidelines, in line with Government and HSE directives, was met efficiently by participants across the county, many of whom were participating in TLC for the sixth time. 

 

Commenting on TLC6 2021, ambassador Paul O’Connell said; “I’ve been seeing the photos and videos coming in from around the county all day and it’s great that, over a year since COVID-19 entered our lives, communities can still come together by staying apart. I already can’t wait for next year’s event when we can safely return to the streets and make TLC what it’s all about.”

Mr. JP McManus, Team Limerick Clean-Up sponsor, had a special message for participants this year: “It truly means the world to

Ella Grimes, 5, Ballysheedy, Co. Limerick. Picture: Alan Place

Ella Grimes, 5, Ballysheedy, Co. Limerick. Picture: Alan Place

the TLC Committee and I that so many people embraced this year’s ‘different but doable’ message. I know it hasn’t been easy for so many people this past while, but I’m really proud to see how well our communities have handled themselves during this pandemic. You are all truly a credit to yourselves, your families and your communities.”

This year’s initiative was led by Limerick All-Ireland Champion and All-Star hurler Cian Lynch, who recorded a special message for participants to kick-start the campaign. Limerick responded in true fashion and followed the hurler’s lead by committing to taking part under more stringent guidelines.

Team Limerick Clean-Up is an initiative sponsored by the JP McManus Benevolent Fund and supported by Limerick City and County Council. Endorsed by Paul O’Connell, official partners include Mr Binman, the Limerick Leader, Limerick Post and Limerick Live 95.

For more stories on Team Limerick Cleanup go HERE 

For more info on Team Limerick Cleanup go 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 ilovelimerick.com 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.

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