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Fuinneamh Editorial: Wes Craven’s New Nightmare at 25; The post-modern horror masterpiece

Fewer directors have had as varied and storied a career arc as Wes Craven. The late great horror master passed away in 2015 and left behind a treasure trove of films that horror buffs know and love. Cutting his teeth in the 70s gritty horror scene with movies like The Last House On The Left and The Hills Have Eyes, …


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BREAKING: All classes at University of Limerick will go ahead despite Storm Lorenzo

The University of Limerick announced that all classes will be still go ahead tomorrow, October 3rd and on Friday, October 4th. “Some areas may need to be sectioned off so please follow the instructions of the Buildings and Estates Division,” a statement read. “In particular it is likely that the main avenue will be closed in advance of the Orange …


Nicola review: Ambitious one-woman show deserves to be smash hit

You never know where you might find a hidden gem. The theater scene has been booming in recent years, and you can never predict where the next success might come from. As it turns out, the next big thing might be hiding in plain sight in Limerick. It was a three night run held in the record room at The …

BREAKING: Possible Mumps outbreak at University of Limerick

A email sent to all students at the University of Limerick has warned of a mumps outbreak. “It appears there have been a number of confirmed cases of mumps this past week on campus,” the email read, which was delivered to UL students shortly before three o’clock this afternoon by the Student Health Centre. “It is important that any student …

Limerick Anti-War conference and Shannon Airport march this weekend

A conference called¬†‘NoWar2019 Pathways to Peace’¬†is planned for this weekend, Saturday and Sunday October 5th and 6th at South Court Hotel in Limerick. The conference portion of the event starts at 9am on Saturday morning. The conference will be followed by a rally near Shannon Airport on October 6th to demand an end to the airport’s use by the U.S. military. …

Culture Shock: Frank McCourt Museum to close at end of October amid financial costs

Limerick’s Arts community has been dealt a blow with the news the Frank McCourt Museum is to close its doors on October 30th. The museum, located on Harstonge Street, was established in 2011 by the artist Una Heaton. It offered walking tours of Limerick inspired by McCourt’s upbringing, which was brought to international prominence in the 1990s with the seminal …

Pitch Perfect: Maguire’s Fields open

By: Mike Finnerty Maguire’s Fields have officially opened at the University of Limerick. The pitches, which were voted for in a student referendum in 2016, consists of 4 full-length football pitches, 2 GAA pitches, 1 grassed pitch, 3 “ball walls” and is complemented by a “golden mile” running and walking track. Alan Ward, manager of the 50 metre swimming pool …

Environmental art exhibition in Limerick

Limerick School of Art & Design graduates Jackie McGrath and Zoe-Mae Stevens will be putting on an environmental art exhibition on the 26th-29th of September in Limerick City. The exhibition, titled Conscientia, aims to raise awareness about plastic pollution in the seas, as well as the problem of Landfill in Ireland. Both artists have worked with communities in the Limerick …

UL President salutes Climate Action marches

University of Limerick President Dr. Des Fitzgerald has hailed those involved in today’s Climate Action marches on campus, and within Limerick itself. In an email to all staff and students this afternoon, Dr. Fitzgerald said he “admires and support the students across the world and on our campus, in our city and across the region that are taking part in …