Limerick Historical Society to hold its first evening walk of 2018

first_imgEmail Print NewsLocal NewsLimerick Historical Society to hold its first evening walk of 2018By Staff Reporter – April 30, 2018 1299 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Advertisement Previous articleLimerick school bags two top prizes at national competitionNext articleSt Marys Cathedral welcomes choirs as part of anniversary celebrations Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Georgian Limerick on foot TAGSCatherine McAuleyLimerick Historical SocietyMount Conventmount kennettMount Saint VicentQuaker WalkingLimerick Historical Society will hold the first evening walk of 2018 onWednesday May 9th next.The historic walk will commence at the Mount Convent, where Mr Quinn (architect with Quinn Savage Smyth) will give a detailed account of the ongoing restoration work which he is overseeing.From there the Limerick Historical Society will proceed to the Quaker graveyard taking in some sights along the way and will finish with a talk by Hiram Wood on the history of the Quakers. The meeting point is outside the main gate to the Mount Convent (on O’Connell Avenue) at 7 p.m. Everybody is welcome and there is no charge.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The convent and chapel of Mount Saint Vincent was built on a site renamed in honour of the French Saint Vincent de Paul, which was formerly known as Mount Kennett.Catherine McAuley established the Sisters of Mercy Congregation of the in 1831 and seven years later a congregation was established in Limerick, with the assistance of Bishop Ryan of Limerick. The order also established convents in Newcastle West, Rathkeale and Adare. This convent chapel was completed in 1863. The buildings were recently purchased for Mary Immaculate College and a large renovation project consisting of theredevelopment of the buildings is in progress.More local news here. Linkedin #BREAKING Toddlers rescued in Limerick Gardaí confronting city centre crime wavelast_img read more

Indiana’s stay-at-home order starts today

first_imgSTATEWIDE – The stay-at-home order that was announced earlier this week has now gone into effect and will run through April 7.Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced the measure in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 across the Hoosier state.Essential businesses and services will remain open which include but not limited to grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, police and fire stations, hospitals, doctor’s offices, health care facilities and garbage pickup.Click this link to find a complete list of questions and answers about the order.last_img

Magala Wins IBB Ladies Open by Four Strokes

first_imgOlawale Ajimotokan in AbujaUgandan Evah Magala lived to the pre-tournament hyep around her by winning the 21st IBB Ladies Open Golf Championship in Abuja over the weekend.Magala carried the day with a gross tally of 244 over 54 holes, beating the 2017 champion, Rachel Danjuma of IBB Club, Nigeria by four shots. Amina Wilfred also of IBB Club was a further six shots adrift in third place while Evelyn Oyome of Ikoyi Club 1938 carded 260 gross to finish in fourth.“It feels so nice. In November 2018, I won the Nigerian Ladies Open Championship in Uyo and now I have added the IBB Ladies Open. I am so excited. I promise to keep on coming to Nigeria, because I feel I have luck in Nigeria,“ Magala, who is the President of Uganda Ladies Golf Union said.She overturned a two-shot lead held through 36 holes by Danjuma on hole number three of the final round, after the latter took a quadruple bogey nine.That mistake affected Danjuma’s stride and she subsequently struggled to get into the rhythm after another double bogey on Hole seven.“By Hole two, we were already level. I left Rachel behind at Hole four and from then, I knew it was done. At the same stage, Amina was playing well, and I was keeping my eyes on her,” Magala remarked.She added that the victory was good for her career and would serve as a boost for her World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR) as she will now be playing in better tournaments in South Africa, Thailand, Malaysia and Portugal.The IBB Lady Captain, Mrs Julie Acholonu Mrs Acholonu expressed delight with the successful organisation of the tournament that drew over 160 players including sponsors like Gasstock Limited, Deano Golf, National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and Konferge among others.Acholonu said that the WAGT will take effect at the 22nd edition next year and will boost the profile of Nigerian female golfers.“I am happy about the event but regarding the WAGT, we are still a bit away from it. I believe we will get there hopefully at the 22nd edition next year,” Acholonu declared.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Leonardo gets season ban for shoving referee

first_imgParis Saint-Germain’s sporting director Leonardo on Thursday had his ban for pushing a referee extended from nine months to 13 months, the French Football Federation announced.The decision to suspend the Brazilian for the entire 2013/2014 season came after an appeal hearing lodged by him against the initial punishment handed down on May 31.Leonardo was found guilty of shoving referee Alexandre Castro in the tunnel following PSG’s 1-1 Ligue 1 draw against Valenciennes on May 5, with the incident being caught on camera by Canal Plus television.The former AC Milan and Inter Milan coach, having regularly been outspoken in his criticism of match officials throughout the course of last season, was furious at Castro’s decision to send off PSG captain Thiago Silva.Thursday’s increased sanction means Leonardo is banned from all official duties as well as standing on the touchline during PSG games until June 30, 2014.If he had not appealed he would have been back on duty in February. In addition, PSG’s punishment of a three-point suspended penalty will be reviewed by the French Professional Football League’s disciplinary commission.Leonardo did not attend Wednesday’s hearing in person, but his case was put by PSG’s managing director Jean-Claude Blanc who said: “The facts (of the incident), suggest to us that the club does not deserve any punishment and perhaps a reduced suspended punishment for ‘Leo’.”Unfortunately for PSG and Leonardo, the FFF’s appeals commission decided otherwise.last_img read more

Alhaji Grusah okays Milovan Rajevac second coming for World Cup

first_imgKing Faisal club president Alhaji Karim Grusah is in full support of the decision to strengthen Ghana’s bench for the 2014 World Cup finals with former coach Milovan Rajevac.According to reports in the Serbian media, Rajevac has been approached by Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah to serve as an advisor for the tournament.This move has split heads in the country despite Rajavac’s impressive record during his two-year stay.The Ghana Football Association is yet to take a decision on the matter but Grusah believes brining the Serb back on board will aid Ghana’s course.“The decision to bring him back is the best,” Grusah told GHANASoccernet.com“We talk a lot in Ghana including me. We were the reasons Milo (Rajevac) left Ghana. “My Romanian coach is doing well because I understand how to treat these foreign coaches. For me if the FA wants to do well in this year’s World Cup, they will have to stop listening to the media and do what they think can help the team.“Milo is experienced and Akwesi Appiah learnt a lot from him so what is wrong if the coach brings him on board? It will only to the betterment of the team.”The 60-year-old Serbian, affectionately called Milo in Ghana, guided the Black Stars to reach the quarterfinals of the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa.last_img read more