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Friday, March 06, 2009

Limerick Quick Hits

This and that from here and there.

Students attending Mary Immaculate College got an eyeful of road carnage yesterday as they were the latest to witness the full horror of a road traffic incident demonstration. Emergency services involved in the Lifesaver Project regularly re enact crash scenarios at places of education around Limerick in an effort to promote road saftey and make students aware of the lasting impact traffic accidents have on people lives.
More Here

The price of farmland in Limerick County has fallen by a massive 41% according to a survey published yesterday. RTE carries the story saying the national average price for farmland in 2008 was at €15,800 an acre.
More Here

The Limerick Lions Basketball team have advanced to the Basketball Ireland Superleague Playoff's after they defeated Shamrock Rovers Hoops last weekend. Cheers to LL for sending on the news. See the Full Press Release here.

On a sad note, Limerick boxers Any Lee and Jamie Power got some bad news overnight. A Madison Square Garden event they were due to participate at has been called off. Limerick Leader explains why.

The proposed Crescent Shopping Centre expansion would create nearly 500 construction jobs ‘immediately’ if permission for the enlargement was granted, a committee heard yesterday.
Live 95FM has more on the An Bord Pleanala hearings this week.

The Limerick Co-Ordination Office is looking for a 2009 Junior Marshal to lead the Celebration of Limerick rugby section of the St Patrick’s Day Parade on Tuesday, March 17th. The competition being run by local radio will begin on Monday 9th. More from the Limerick Co-Ordination Office Here

Give a dog a home, St.Bernard Dog for Sale in Limerick. I forgot how big these dogs get after just 15 months.
Check that out here, he could be yours.

Lees bar in Newcastle West really getting into it. See here. Nice.

Local photographer Neville Galway posts some excellent photos from around Limerick. His work is updated frequently and well worth the browse.
Check it out Here

Also check out Lette McNamara's photostream. Excellent stuff there.

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