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Limerick Bulletin January 2018

Catch the latest news from Limerick City and County. The Council of Europe Development Bank sign off on an €85M

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St Joseph’s, King John’s Castle and South’s pub are all featured in animated scenes in Angela’s Christmas.  

Angela’s Christmas – A 2017 success!

IT IS Angela’s Christmas rather than Angela’s Ashes that got a prime time slot on RTE Christmas 2017. The animated film

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Limerick Bulletin October 2017

Latest news and information from a range of Limerick City & County projects. The 2030 plan is readying to build

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Limerick City discovered in 1934 film.

A very rare film from 1934 showing rural Ireland, including historic shots of the long destroyed famous Claddagh village, was

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Limerick’s Global Sports Commentator.

Earlier this year Limerick bid farewell to Terry Wogan, a Crescent College educated young boy who left the city and

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Pat Daly , Deputy Chief Executive, Economic Development Directorate, Patrick O'Donovan, TD, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport and Tim O'Connor at the launch of Global Limerick.

A vibrant new web platform hoping to tap into the potential of Limerick’s 3.5 million strong diaspora across the world by nurturing mutually beneficial relationships and enhancing regional development has been launched by Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Patrick O’Donovan.
The aim of the Global Limerick project and associated platform globallimerick.ie is to formalise the Limerick diaspora family and make it real.  

Led by Limerick City & County Council it aims to connect Limerick with its diaspora no matter where they are living around the world.  This includes those who want to connect with people who were born in Limerick, descendants of previous emigrants from Limerick or anyone with an affinity to Limerick, through education, work, or other interests.  

The web platform features Limerick related stories specifically aimed at a Limerick diaspora audience.  A critical step is for story readers to engage with Global Limerick and thereby enable communication/ conversation with them and between them.

Pic Sean Curtin True Media.  

Global Limerick is connecting you!

LIMERICK is spreading its reach around the world with a new web platform that aims to connect up to 3.5m

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27-06-2016

Narrative 4, a global non-profit that uses storytelling to promote empathy, exchange, and social change, launched their first global center in Limerick on the afternoon of June 27.

Launch of the Narrative 4 Global Centre.
58 O'Connell St, Limerick.
Picture credit: Diarmuid Greene/Fusionshooters

The afternoon featured readings by internationally renowned authors Colum McCann, Lila Azam Zanganeh, and poet Mary OÕMalley. It also showcased musical performances by violinist Colm Mac Con Iomaire

Narrative 4Õs core methodology, the story exchange, asks participants to share stories and to step into each otherÕs perspectives to promote empathy. Co-founder Colum McCann explains, ÒThis is key to understanding the hopes, fears, experiences, beliefs, and world-views of others. ÊIt offers opportunities to recognize emotion in others and suggests that individuals refrain from judgment. ÊWe ask people to feel with and for others.Ó

ÒNarrative 4 is based on the simple idea that by knowing the story of another, we are able to better understand each other,Ó said executive director Lisa Consiglio. 
Regional director James Lawlor added, ÒLimerick is the perfect place to be a global center for Narrative 4 to to help Limerick students engage in their communities and change the world.Ó
Last year, over 25,000 stories were exchanged on four continents; the countries included Ireland, Mexico, Rwanda, Israel, South Africa, Palestine, England and the United States. 

Consiglio said, ÒIreland has given birth to some of the worldÕs finest storytellers. As we move to support both global and local actions towards change, we are excited to strengthen our organizational mission in Ireland by opening our first global headquarters in Limerick.Ó 

Narrative 4Õs 2016 summit began in Belfast on June 24, moved to Dublin and ends in Limerick on June 28. This yearÕs theme, ÒBroadening Our Reach,Ó will ask participants to focus on creating concrete actions to make change across communities.  

Global Limerick chats to Narrative 4’s James Lawlor.

Chatting to James Lawlor of Narrative 4, at 58 O’Connell Street, Limerick City. Can you give us a brief history of Narrative

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JFK in Limerick 1963

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, President of the USA, visited Limerick City on Saturday 29th June 1963 on the last day of

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Austin Hayes on the ball against West Brom  

The fascinating story of Austin Hayes

One cap for a son of Limerick  helped pave the way for the Jack Charlton era. Original Story by Jamie

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The Georgian Quarter of Newtown Pery

The largest Georgian streetscape in Ireland outside Dublin, and one of the most extensive in Europe, Newtown Pery was largely

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