All-Ireland Final: Limerick v Kilkenny.
Display at Cuan Mhuire Garden Centre, Bruree.
Wishing the Limerick Team & Management the very best of Luck on Sunday. If you cannot get to Dublin, you will be able to watch Limerick take on Kilkenny at the Gaelic Grounds, on the Big Screen. With gates opening at 2pm there will be live music in the lead up to the throw-in at 3.30pm. Tickets are on sale from just €10 plus booking fee at Ticketmaster.ie. Family tickets are €25 for two adults and three children with €5 for each additional child. Booking Fees apply. Under 16s must be accompanied.
13th - 16th July: the largest provincial fleadh in Ireland, will draw thousands of musicians, singers, dancers, storytellers and visitors to Newcastle West, this week. The Munster Fleadh Cheoil Festival has something to offer everybody who enjoys Irish traditional music, song, dance and culture. A packed programme of events will include: Workshops, Concerts, Dancing, Pub Session Trail, fleadh Big-Rig & Traditional Singing.
WILD GEESE FESTIVAL:
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th July; Limerick’s new annual summer festival takes place this year on the weekend closest to Bastille Day. It commemorates the Flight of the Wild Geese and celebrates the long-lasting friendship between Ireland and France. The term 'Wild Geese' has been used to describe those Irish serving in European armies since the 16th century. The historical episode known as the 'Flight of the Wild Geese' refers to the 12,000+ Irish Jacobite soldiers, commanded by Patrick Sarsfield, who left Ireland for France as agreed in the Treaty of Limerick in 1691, ending the Williamite War in Ireland. The Wild Geese formed King James’ army in exile but by 1692 were incorporated into the French Army. Lots of free events arranged, just book online at eventbrite.ie.
Sat 16th, Hunt Museum Garden, 11am - 5pm; Boules (Pétanque) Tournament. Living History Camp plus performances from the Limerick School of Music, Saint Mary’s Prize Band and Scoil Ui Ruairc, dance school.
Guided Historical Walking Tour of the 1690 Siege of Limerick Sites, departing from John’s Square at 3pm. Fashion Show; St. Mary's Cathedral, 8pm - 10pm: The inaugural Honora French & Irish Sustainable Couture Show, orchestrated by the Holman-Lee Agency, bringing together over thirty French and Irish designers and fashion brands around the themes of diversity and sustainability. The show is named after Lady Honora Burke, Patrick Sarsfield’s wife, whose style and charisma made a big impression on the royal court in France, where the couple went into exile after the Flight of the Wild Geese.
Sunday 17th; 10am: This year’s show takes place in the new show grounds at Shanagarry, V42 V886.
The show makes for an excellent family day, with family friendly attractions.
Events include; Cattle Classes, Horse Show jumping and Showing, Pony Show jumping and Showing, local and family pony classes and the very popular Dog Show. Not forgetting the Bonny Baby and best dressed lady competition. All children enter free!!!
DID YOU KNOW:
11th Jul,1962:- First transatlantic TV transmission via satellite.
12th Jul,1970:- Thor Heyerdahl crosses the Atlantic, in a raft, in 57 days.
13th Jul,1995:- Live Aid concerts, organized by Bob Geldorf in aid of Ethiopian famine relief.
14th Jul,1999:- Cabinet approves the construction of Ireland's first 50 metre swimming pool at UL.
15th Jul,1960:- Chubby Checker releases his version of "The Twist" in the US.
16th Jul,1926:- National Geographic takes first natural-color undersea photos.
17th Jul,1945:- - Shannon Airport and customs free zone opened.