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Arts and parts aplenty at Glórach

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisement Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Previous articleSilver for Limerick at International Maths OlympiadNext articleStabbing in city leads to arrest Rose Rushehttp://www.limerickpost.ieCommercial Features and Arts Editor at Limerick Post Twitter WhatsApp Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGSAbbeyfealeGlorachKeepingLimerick PostedlimerickLimerick Posttheatre Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Linkedin NewsCommunityLifestyleArts and parts aplenty at GlórachBy Rose Rushe – July 22, 2019 265 Facebook Lorcan Curtin, Glórach Theatre. Photo: Cian ReinhardtTHERE is a venue dedicated to the performance arts in the heart of the town, Glórach Theatre and its interesting spin is that it is run entirely by volunteers.Its long serving PRO Lorcan Curtin, is also a career farmer and horticulturalist, as well as teaching horticulture for Adult Education classes under the Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board (LCETB) at the former vocational school.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Busy as he is, he finds time for some creative writing on the side.His play ‘Camden  Sky’ was staged in Abbeyfeale, led by two or three principals and an ensemble of auxiliary parts. “I had a fascination with Irish emigrants who went to England”; London made a great impression on him.Lorcan’s involvement with Glórach Theatre began 13 years back when he had apart in a play“Glórach is run by a board of directors and you have the general positions, chair (Seán Nelligan), treasurer, secretary. We hold weekly bingo here and you’d never think it but I am the number checker there and I really enjoy it.”.“There’s a good amount of money given out, but we always stress the health benefit of the game to people. The mental health benefit. That’s what we tell them.”Attendance is “pushing north of up to 130″ in the night and last week alone, a top jackpot sheet of rollovers totalled €500 in prize money for the lucky varmint who called ‘check!’“Concerts are one of our main things and on Friday July 5, we had soprano Regina Nathan and guest soprano Susan Browne from Browne with Michael Pugh on piano.”Lorcan credits two new volunteers on the board, Tom Madigan and Linda Hennessey organised the last two concerts for teh community. In June, Hearts of Men, “a loose amalgamation” welcomed 18 year-old Rosie Connolly on guitar. She’s a singer songwriter who took time out for Leaving Cert to entertain the folks.“We keep going, largely through events. We do apply for a degree of infrastructural grants and because of a small grant from Limerick Arts Office, we held a memorial to Liam Flynn, a local woodturner.” Printlast_img read more

In the Alleghany Highlands of Virginia: History Over the Water; Fun on It

first_imgEvery summer, families and outdoor adventurers head to the mountains of Virginia to escape the heat and play in the great outdoors. The Alleghany Highlands, located west of the Shenandoah Valley along the border with West Virginia has carefully cultivated its reputation as a welcoming destination for outdoor enthusiasts.Especially popular during the summer months is water recreation on the Alleghany Highlands Blueway. This unique blueway combines two rivers and two lakes, which means kayakers, canoeists and tubers can find an experience to fit their mood and ability level. The upper Jackson River is wild and scenic and may include some moderate class II or III rapids depending upon water levels. The Cowpasture River is generally an easy and enjoyable float popular with families. Of course, Lake Moomaw and Douthat Lake offer totally different paddling experiences. You can take your time and explore every peaceful cove. Campsites with water views can be found at both lakes.Floating on the water is just one option for enjoying the Alleghany Highlands Blueway. Anglers love the cool mountain waters and spend their days reeling in largemouth bass, trout, muskie and a dozen other kinds of fish. In addition to the two lakes and two main rivers, many other tributaries and streams flow through the mountains. You can even cast in the shadow of one of Virginia’s most famous icons.For those who aren’t ready to climb into a boat, enjoy a picnic or a stroll along the banks of Dunlap Creek near the famous Humpback Bridge. The historic bridge, built in 1857, is part of a wayside park that has picnic tables and plenty of parking. Humpback Bridge is the last remaining bridge of its design in the United States. Visitors from all across America come to see Humpback Bridge. In the Alleghany Highlands, they can admire history over the water and enjoy good clean fun paddling, tubing and fishing in the water.For trip planning information visit or www.alleghanyhighlandsblueway.comlast_img read more

Tale of two cities: House hunters ditch Brisbane’s north for east side

first_imgThe Gold Coast has seen a drop-off in housing demand. Photo: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images.Real Estate Institute of Australia president Malcolm Gunning said vendors looking to sell in areas where demand had dropped would need to have more realistic price expectations.“This is a classic time in a changing market where vendor expectation is very different to buyer expectation,” Mr Gunning said.“Six months ago, buyers were often prepared to pay more than what sellers had as an asking price. Now, we have a more conservative purchaser.” Aerial images of suburban houses in Brisbane’s inner north.In Brisbane’s eastern suburbs, house prices have risen 6.5 per cent in just the past quarter, while in the north, they only rose 1 per chief economist Nerida Conisbee said the drop in demand for houses in Brisbane’s north could be explained by a steady rise in prices there in recent years.“Typically when we see a drop in views per listing, it’s related to a lot of new development or the fact pricing is getting a bit too expensive and people back off,” Ms Conisbee said.“I think maybe that’s what’s been happening in the north.” SAM RILEY’S HOUSE FOR SALE REA Group chief economist Nerida Conisbee.Ms Conisbee said it was interesting to see demand for apartments in inner Brisbane was up 10 per cent, given the concerns around oversupply.“I think people are looking potentially for bargains and perhaps seeing opportunity in the market,” she said.“We’re also seeing a strong pick-up in overseas interest in Brisbane apartments, so I think a lot of the commentary around discounting is starting to rev up interest.” Outside of Brisbane, demand for houses in Ipswich rose more than 14 per cent in the past year, while interest in units was also strong with a 7.7 per cent increase. V8 SUPERCAR DRIVER LISTS LUXURY HOME An heritage home in Ipswich, where demand for houses has jumped.“We’re seeing quite a bit of upswing in Ipswich,” Ms Conisbee said. “It’s still possible to get something under $300,000, so I think the fact pricing is so good is attracting a lot of interest.”Househunters are also flocking to Toowoomba, which reported a 12.1 per cent increase in demand for houses in the past year.But demand for both houses and units has dropped on the Gold Coast, which Ms Conisbee attributed to a post Commonwealth Games lull and a drop-off in investor demand. WESTPAC PREDICTS TOUGH TWO YEARS center_img More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours agoReal Estate Institute of Australia president Malcolm Gunning.The data comes as Brisbane continues to defy a softening in home values, despite falls in the larger capital cities, the latest figures from property researcher CoreLogic reveal.The official end-of-month results are released today, but for the first 29 days of May, Brisbane home values rose 0.1 per cent.Year-to-date, they are holding steady.The month-to-date index shows Melbourne values are down half a per cent, while the Sydney market is down 0.2 per cent so far this month.CoreLogic head of research Tim Lawless said Brisbane was outperforming the larger capital cities because its home values were not falling, even though they were not growing much.“Brisbane on paper is looking like a very good market,” Mr Lawless said.“It’s affordable, has high yields and is seeing strong population growth. It just hasn’t seen a kickstart in property values.”DEMAND FOR HOUSES IN QLDBrisbane — East 22.1% Brisbane — North -1.9% Brisbane — South 4.1%Brisbane — West 3%Brisbane Inner City 11%Gold Coast -0.1%Ipswich 14.6%Logan — Beaudesert -3.4%Moreton Bay — North 2%Moreton Bay — South 7.3%Toowoomba 12.1%(Source:, based on property views per listing between April 30, 2017 and April 30, 2018)DEMAND FOR UNITS IN QLDBrisbane — East 1.7%Brisbane — North 7.3%Brisbane — South 3.4%Brisbane — West 4.1%Brisbane Inner City 10%Gold Coast -8.2%Ipswich 7.7%Logan — Beaudesert -13%Moreton Bay — North 6.2%Moreton Bay — South 12.2%Toowoomba -10.8%(Source:, based on property views per listing between April 30, 2017 and April 30, 2018) Demand for houses in Brisbane has become a tale of two cities.THE territorial divide between Brisbane’s north and south is widening, with new figures revealing house hunters are ditching one side of the river for the other in droves.Demand for houses in Brisbane’s east has jumped more than 22 per cent in the past 12 months, but only a few kilometres away on the northside, the appetite for houses has dropped nearly 2 per cent. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE New research from paints a tale of two cities within the Queensland capital, with parts of the city a clear seller’s market and other parts providing an opportunity for buyers to grab a bargain.last_img read more

Tipp clubs return to UBL fray

first_imgClub captain Pat O’Connor believes there are signs that their fortunes will change for the better soon.Both matches kick-off at 2.30pm. Unbeaten Nenagh Ormond travel north to face Malone in their latest Division 2A fixture.The North Tipp club were well beaten by Cork Constitution in the Munster Senior Cup last time out so they’ll no doubt be keen to get back on track at Gibson Park.Cashel, who are currently bottom of the table, host familiar foes Blackrock at Spafield this afternoon.last_img read more

Lakers try to connect with familes from the NBA bubble

first_img Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years “The biggest thing that’s different for me right now is you don’t go home to your family,” Vogel said. “You go to your hotel room and look at a screen to be with your family.”The disconnect changes some aspects of the typical playoff run: For James, he says he won’t do his typical social media blackout headed into the postseason.“I can’t afford to,” he said. “I have to continue to check in with my family every single day. Check in with my mom, making sure everything is still going well, especially in the uncertainty of what 2020 has brought to all of us, so I can’t afford to do that just lose direct contact with everybody. I’ll be as locked in as I can be under the circumstances. I won’t cheat my teammates, I won’t cheat our fans and I won’t cheat myself. I’ll be ready to go.”LeBron staying connected to Breonna Taylor caseLakers players continued to put their weight behind the hope that charges will be brought against Louisville police officers on Tuesday morning. James and McGee spoke of their desire for accountability for the March shooting death of the 26-year-old EMT.It’s a cause James spoke about Thursday night following the Lakers’ first scrimmage and has continued to resound throughout NBA circles. James said he’s been in contact with people in Louisville, including friends and family, whom he described as “irate,” “angry,” “sad,” and “disgusted” that the Kentucky attorney general has not filed charges and only one of the officers had been fired.“I can only go off the facts of what happened, and I kinda put myself in that household, with them, coming into the house, a place where they shouldn’t have been in the first place, and then open firing and killing an innocent woman who had a bright future,” he said. “So I think about if it was a sister of mine. If it was my mother. If it was an auntie of mine. If it was a friend of mine. And then you think about the landscape of what we’re in right now where police brutality is going on.”James’ riffs on social justice and racial equity form just one part of a push in the NBA restart to bring visibility to those causes. Several outlets have reported that players plan to kneel Thursday night for the national anthem, reflecting a symbol of protest made famous by quarterback Colin Kaepernick.Related Articles Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions James has been also active in organizing, mobilizing a voting rights group called More Than a Vote and raising money for potential voters in Florida. His good friend and NBPA president Chris Paul said Sunday that Michelle Obama addressed players in the NBA and WNBA about the importance of voting.McGee said the team has been discussing the Taylor case among themselves as well as talking to the media. The NBA restart platform has emboldened many players to put their social justice causes in the limelight.“We’re trying to use that to really push the message forward about justice for our people,” he said.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe gaps have been filled by technology: More than one Laker has said they’re fortunate to live in an age where loved ones can not only heard but seen across vast distances. James personally thanked Steve Jobs and “the team at Apple” for creating FaceTime, which he uses to reach out to his three children and his wife, Savannah.James has been away from his family for about a month before when he played for Team USA in the Olympics. But even that prior experience and the daily communication over video don’t entirely salve the pang of their absence.“You can’t replicate actual presence when you’re waking up and you’re in the living room or you’re in the kitchen or you’re outside playing with your kids or playing with your daughter, playing video games with your boys or working out with your boys,” James said. “You can’t replicate that, I’m not there. But Savannah is a beast at what she does, that’s controlling the home and being that rock for our family. So I’m not worried about that.”Many of the Lakers players have younger children who haven’t fully grasped the significance of their fathers’ extended departures. While he wears the necklace she made in his media interviews, McGee says his three-year-old daughter, Genevieve, still doesn’t quite understand why a host of reporters want to talk to her father on video.Others, like Lakers coach Frank Vogel, have adolescent children. The Vogels have sculpted a routine of nightly chats that might have to adapt as games return. He’s missed his wife and daughters as an escape from the trappings of work. And unlike players’ families, it’s so far unclear that coaches’ families will be able to join tthem at Disney one round through the playoffs. In an attempt to limit the number of people in the bubble, several coaches around the league believe they won’t have that opportunity to reconnect in person until the playoffs are complete. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Lakers wear their loved ones draped around their necks.For LeBron James, it’s a gold chain that has links with his children’s names: Bronny, Bryce and Zhuri. For JaVale McGee, it’s a beaded necklace with a princess dangling from it, which jostles the other hardware McGee puts on after practice.“My daughter made this necklace for me,” he said. “So right now it’s my favorite one.”While players and coaches have access to golf, fishing, pool time and games in the NBA bubble, they don’t have access to their loved ones – one of the biggest challenges anyone with a family faces in a campaign at Disney World that could last several months. last_img read more