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

Kompany hopeful of quick recovery

first_img But Kompany, 27, tweeted: “Team was great. I felt great. Injury is a blow after all the hard work. I’ll be back to that level in no time. Thanks for all the support!.” City are currently light on central defenders with Matija Nastasic also out with an ankle problem, although Pellegrini did suggest the Serbian would be back in full training this week. With Micah Richards also missing the first game, midfielder Javi Garcia came on to play alongside Joleon Lescott in a makeshift back line for the closing minutes. City’s only other centre-back option is Dedryck Boyata, who lacked opportunities under former boss Roberto Mancini and spent time on loan at Bolton and FC Twente. City have been linked with other defenders, including Real Madrid’s Pepe, but Pellegrini has given no firm indication that he intends to move back into the transfer market. Kompany’s presence is vital to the City team and a two-month absence with a calf injury in the second half of last season proved costly in the title race. City will now await the results of a scan on the Belgium skipper. Pellegrini said: “We will see what happened with the injury. The doctor will say how days or weeks he will be injured. I can’t tell you exactly now what happened with him but I think it is a serious injury – maybe for one or two weeks.” Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is hopeful of making a quick recovery after being forced out of his side’s season opener. Press Association City travel to Cardiff next weekend and then host Hull before the September international break. Kompany’s fellow defender Pablo Zabaleta said: “It is hard for the team to lose the captain. He is one of the most important players for the team but sometimes it happens in football. “Obviously after the pre-season people are a little bit tired. I wish him a speedy recovery and hopefully he can come back as soon as possible.” The defender suffered what appeared to be a groin injury during City’s 4-0 Barclays Premier League defeat of Newcastle at the Etihad Stadium and left the field after 71 minutes. It was the only sour note in what was an otherwise excellent first match under new manager Manuel Pellegrini. last_img read more

Gaa warns against hasty response to negative play

first_imgLast Saturday’s low-scoring National League contest between Dublin and Derry has re-opened the debate about the negative style of play that is being employed by managers.Chairman of the GAA’s Standing Rules Committee, Jarlath Burns has admitted that it could be difficult to legislate against negative tactics…last_img