Clare County Council to purchase Holy Island

first_img Previous articleGrandmother’s intentions for LimerickNext articleULSU president adopts Anchorman welcome for new students Liam Togherhttp://www.limerickpost.ieLiam joined the Limerick Post in December 2012, having previously worked in other local media organisations. He holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Limerick and is particularly interested in sports writing. New high-end jobs for Shannon Discover the wonders of Limerick during Heritage Week Only re-integration will solve Shannon Airport crisis RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSBrian BorúClareClare County CouncilCllr John CroweheritageHoly IslandInis CealtraLough DergMountshannon Print Email Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Facebookcenter_img Advertisement NewsClare County Council to purchase Holy IslandBy Liam Togher – September 10, 2014 839 Linkedin Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Twitter CLARE County Council has confirmed that it is an advanced stage of negotiations to secure the purchase of Holy Island (Inis Cealtra) on Lough Derg.Holy Island is considered to be of the most important historical and ecclesiastical sites in Ireland, has historical links to Brian Ború and is known throughout East Clare as the ‘Jewel of the Lough’.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The ruins and buildings still standing on the 50-acre island date back as far as the 7th century when the monastic site was established by St Caimin. Buildings on the island include a 24-metre high Round Tower, an Oratory and a number of churches. The island lies close to the village of Mountshannon and is on the UNESCO World Heritage site tentative list as an Early Medieval Monastic site along with Clonmacnoise, Durrow, Glendalough, Kells and Monasterboice.Mayor of Clare Cllr John Crowe is pleased that discussions are at an advanced stage and said he is “confident the acquisition of this important site can be completed.”The Clare County Council Cathaoirleach said: “I briefed the Tourism Minister, Pascal Donohue TD, on the current status during his recent visit to Clare and I also have been in contact with the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works who already own land on the island.“It would be tremendous to secure public ownership of Holy Island this year, considering it is the millennial anniversary of the death of Brian Ború. My Council colleagues as well as Clare’s six Oireachtas members are very supportive of public ownership of this important site.” WhatsApp Shannon Chamber Webinar to help people cope with the stresses of COVID-19last_img read more

A Grand Opening Manco & Manco Style

first_imgBy Ryan GivensThe boardwalk was buzzing yesterday for the grand reveal of the newest location of Manco & Manco’s Pizza restaurant.  The big unveil was planned for 3PM and attracted a large crowd.  Located on 9th Street and the Boardwalk, the “Mega Manco” resides in the former Strand Theater.The crowd got pretty deep as 3:00PM approached.Once the shades were pulled off and the doors opened, customers flooded the pizza parlor.  Owner Chuck Bangle greeted customers and managed the kitchen while servers were quick to seat and serve.Soon enough, it was smiles all around.Long term customers were impressed with the new space while inexperienced passerby talked excitedly about planning a visit later in the evening.  Be sure to check out the pictures and video of the “Mega Manco” reveal and swing-by for a slice.At 10:30PM they were still going strong. Customers were still being seated and hitting the gift shop.last_img read more

How to become your members primary financial institution

first_imgDeciding where to do your banking is not as simple as it once was. There are thousands of financial institutions available at your fingertips in our well-connected digital world. While brick and mortar are still important, branch and ATM access is only part of the overall equation. Credit unions are asking themselves not only how do we capture and hold onto our members, but also how can we nurture that relationship so that loyalty grows?  How can we become our members’ primary financial institution?Where To Start?A good place to start would be to have a better understanding of what your members’ (and potential members’) needs and expectations might be. According to recent research by Visa, over the course of the next few years, Millennials will come to represent the largest workforce segment of our population. An incredible 75% by the year 2025! They already outnumber Baby Boomers and are fast becoming an influential part of our economy. Understanding Millennial banking needs and habits is a critical part of keeping your credit union relevant. Providing up-to-date, digital banking via convenient electronic channels should be a priority. Member services that support them best will build satisfaction, loyalty, and potentially invoke balance transfers and account migration. continue reading » 19SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more