Rathkeale history is up for discussion

first_imgNewsLocal NewsRathkeale history is up for discussionBy Alan Jacques – January 27, 2017 1223 TAGSlimerickRathkeale and District Historical Society Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash RATHKEALE and District Historical Society kick-starts its spring series with three talks of local interest this Friday, January 27.The first talk by Lorna Shier is titled ‘The Irish Palatines – Their Lifestyle, Survival and Contribution from 1709’.Lorna is a member of the Irish Palatine Association and holds an MA degree in the ‘History of the Family’ from the University of Limerick. Her final dissertation was on the theme of the Palatines and the audience can be assured of a scholarly and authoritative presentation.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The second talk, to be presented by Jim O’Riordan, is titled ‘A Stroll Round the Old Village of Cappagh’. A founding member of the society, Jim is a passionate historian with an encyclopedic knowledge and love for his local area. He is sure to hold his listeners spellbound with his gentle storytelling as he talks of Cappagh Castle, Cappagh House and the hangings at Cappagh Hill in the early 1800s. He will also speak of Lord Essex’s encampment in Cappagh Hill and the passage of Captain Going through Cappagh.The final speaker of the evening will be genealogist Gerard Greaney of Ardagh. His talk is titled: ‘Children for Sale: Ireland 1950-1955’. For most of the twentieth century children born to unwed mothers were treated appallingly in Ireland. Gerard’s talk will chart the lives of some of these children and how they became part of Ireland’s ‘banished babies’.Proceedings begin at 8.30pm in the Arts Centre located within the Rathkeale area offices of Limerick City and County Council.by Alan [email protected] Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email Printcenter_img Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articlePreston Reed: tunings and musings from the innovator/composerNext articleNew acute bed unit at UHL approved Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Advertisement Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

St Mary’s Cathedral announce cancellation of upcoming events

first_imgPrint Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Email St Mary’s Cathedral SAINT Mary’s Cathedral has announced some upcoming events at the cathedral have been cancelled due to concerns over Covid-19 (Coronavirus).“Many of the events which were due to take place in Saint Marys Cathedral have been cancelled due to Covid-19 concerns. We apologise for any inconvenience. Thank you for your support,” the statement reads.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Luke Jerram’s ‘Gaia’, a scaled three-dimensional replica of planet Earth, which was to arrive at the cathedral in line with Limerick’s St Patrick’s Festival was the first event to be cancelled.Organisers at St Mary’s Cathedral also announced that the venue’s popular lunchtime concerts set to take place on March 25 and throughout April would also be cancelled due to concerns over the virus.center_img Advertisement Linkedin Previous articleCalling Chefs – enter the Limerick Chowder Cook Off nowNext articleShannon Companies Sharing Data on their Preparedness for COVID-19 Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsCommunityHealthSt Mary’s Cathedral announce cancellation of upcoming eventsBy Staff Reporter – March 11, 2020 579 last_img read more

Utah wildlife officials warn of outbreak of highly contagious rabbit hemorrhagic disease

first_imgDamianKuzdak/iStockBY: JULIA JACOBO, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — A highly contagious disease found in rabbits is currently spreading through multiple parts of Utah, wildlife officials have warned.Rabbit hemorrhagic disease has recently been confirmed in both southern and northeastern Utah, according to the Utah Division of Wildlife.The disease is caused by a calicivirus that affects rabbits, including wild and domesticated European rabbits, from which rabbit populations in the U.S. are descended from, according to the House Rabbit Society, a nonprofit rabbit rescue organization.However, it does not affect human health, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.It was first seen in China in 1984 but is thought to have originated in Europe. There have since been confirmed cases in Europe, the Mediterranean, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.Before 2020, the virus had not been known to affect rabbits or hares native to North America, such as cottontails, snowshoe hares and jackrabbits, and is now causing death in those species, according to the House Rabbit Society.A new virus, RHDV2, quickly spread over Europe and the Mediterranean after it emerged in France in 2010.It is a often a “very swift and sudden killer,” and rabbits may die without showing any symptoms after they are infected. The rabbits died from internal hemorrhaging, the mortality rate is about 40% to 100%, and there is no known cure, according to the House Rabbit Society.The disease is spread through direct contact with an infected rabbit or indirect contact with humans, inanimate objects, rabbit products, food and water or mechanical vectors and predators, including insects, rodents, birds, predators, or pets such as cats and dogs.The virus can survive for months in the environment and can also spread through the urine or feces of sick rabbits or from predators who have eaten infected rabbits, Utah wildlife officials said.There are also currently outbreaks in New York, the Southwest and the Pacific Northwest.Earlier this year, Nevada, Colorado, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and several areas in Mexico experienced outbreaks as well.Officials advised residents to look out for rabbits that appear to be bleeding from the mouth and to wash and disinfect hands or any equipment if it is suspected that they handled an infected animal.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Orange Crush: Clemson topples No. 1 ‘Bama for national title

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Trevor Lawrence passed for 347 yards and three touchdowns and No. 2 Clemson rolled No. 1 Alabama 44-16 on Monday night in the College Football Playoff national championship game. Written by Associated Press Tags: Alabama/Clemson/College Football Playoff/College Football Playoff National Championship January 7, 2019 /Sports News – Local Orange Crush: Clemson topples No. 1 ‘Bama for national title In the fourth consecutive playoff meeting between the Tigers and Tide, Clemson evened the series and beat ‘Bama for the national title for the second time in three seasons. Clemson is the first team in the AP poll era, dating back to 1936, to finish 15-0. Coach Nick Saban and the Tide (14-1) were looking for a sixth national championship in 10 years, trying to add to an already unprecedented run in the sport. Instead, Clemson crushed Alabama, becoming the first opponent to beat the Tide by more than 14 points since Saban became coach in 2007.last_img read more

SADNESS IN DONEGAL AFTER DEATH OF FERMANAGH COUNTY GAA STAR

first_imgTHERE is widespread shock and sadness in GAA circles here in Co Donegal tonight after the death of Fermanagh senior player Brian Óg Maguire who died in an industrial accident at a factory in the county today.It incident took place at his workplace at Quinn’s cement factory in Derrylin at 11am on Thursday.Maguire played in the Ulster Championship match with Down earlier this year and captained his club, Lisnaskea Emmetts, to victory in the All-Ireland Intermediate Football Championship in 2011. Club chairman Collie McCaffrey paid tribute to Maguire, who he described as a “superstar” and “the heartbeat of his local community”.Mr McCaffrey went on: “Brian was involved in an accident over at Quinn’s but we’re not exactly sure what happened yet.“He was our captain in the 2011 All-Ireland so for a parish like Lisnaskea that would make him a superstar and a heartbeat of the local community.“To be at the pinnacle of your life and then to have your life cut short is devastating. “The GAA is like a big family and we’ll be getting together tonight with his family and making sure we help them in any way we can over the coming days.”Aogán Ó ‘Fearghail, the President of the GAA’s Ulster Council, said he felt “shock and deep sadness” over the death.“I knew Brian Og who was a committed Gael who represented his Club Lisnaskea Emmetts GAA and his County Fermanagh with great distinction and I had the privilege of presenting him with the Ulster Intermediate Club Championship Cup in 2011.”He expressed deep and heartfelt sympathy on his own behald and that of the Ulster Council to Mr Maguire’s family circle and club.“My thoughts and prayers are with them all at this time. “This tragic event reminds me of the words of Aeschylus “Even in our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, until, in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God.“Go ndeine Dia trócaire ar a anam dilis,” he concluded.The Fermanagh County Committee also paid tribute to Mr Maguire and extended their sympathies to parents Brian and Eileen, sisters Roisin and Eimear, and the rest of the family circle.Meanwhile Dessie Farrell of the Gaelic Players Association said: “It is with great shock that we learned today of Brian Óg’s sudden death. “Maguire was a central figure in Peter Canavan’s side this year as they gained promotion from Division 4 of the Allianz League.“He also captained his club side to All-Ireland intermediate honours last year.“On behalf of the county playing body I would like to offer my sincerest sympathies to Brian Óg’s family, friends and fellow county and club players. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.”Fans here in the county have been expressing their sympathy to Mr Maguire’s family on social networking sites.SADNESS IN DONEGAL AFTER DEATH OF FERMANAGH COUNTY GAA STAR was last modified: September 14th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:SADNESS IN DONEGAL AFTER DEATH OF FERMANAGH COUNTY GAA STARlast_img read more