‘Stand up and fight’ to bring Limerick military history to life

first_imgLimerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGSfeaturedFirst World WarGallipoliIrish Naval AssociationlimerickLimerick archivist Jacqui HayesLimerick Branch of the Royal British LegionRoyal Munster FusiliersStand Up and Fight Advertisement Twitter WhatsApp Email Facebook NewsLocal News‘Stand up and fight’ to bring Limerick military history to lifeBy Alan Jacques – April 30, 2015 1677 Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Printcenter_img Linkedin The Royal Munster Fusiliers drumming up recruits in Limerick in 1914.(Photograph by H M Stewart, 104 O’’Connell Street)by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Royal Munster Fusiliers drumming up recruits in Limerick in 1914.(Photograph by H M Stewart, 104 O’’Connell Street)FLOWERS sent to a Limerick mother from her son on the front lines of the First World War and an oar from one of the Lusitania’s lifeboats are just two of the rare artefacts that will go on display at City Hall next week.‘Stand Up and Fight’, an exhibition supported by the Limerick Branch of the Royal British Legion, the Royal Munster Fusiliers Association and the Irish Naval Association, will be launched next Thursday, May 7.Never before seen artefacts will be displayed as part of the exhibition of Limerick’s military history from the Wild Geese to Gallipoli.It coincides with the centenary of the Gallipoli campaign that claimed the lives of 800 members of the Royal Munster Fusiliers, 75 of whom were from Limerick including eight men from the village of Coonagh who died when their ship was torpedoed.Conservative estimates suggest that 1,000 of Limerick’s 4,000 listed men died in the First World War.Items on display will include flowers sent from from Ypres by a Limerick soldier to his mother in Limerick; an oar from one of RMS Lusitania’s lifeboats as well as cannonballs and musket balls from the Siege of Limerick.Also included are pikes from the time of the 1798 Rebellion; a bloodied apron worn by a Limerick nurse serving in a First World War field hospital and rare photographs of the American Civil War, Boer War and First World War.“From the departure of the Wild Geese in 1691 to the Limerick men who fought in the Boer Wars, Limerick is steeped in military history,” explained city archivist Jacqui Hayes.“Limerick’s location on the Shannon means it has always been a strategic military stronghold. There were four barracks in Limerick in the nineteenth century and soldiers were a familiar sight.”The ‘Stand Up and Fight’ exhibition will feature memorabilia and militaria from Limerick Museum and Archives’ own collection as well as donations by private collectors and members of the public.Also featured are American Civil War army uniform buttons produced by the Limerick-based Tait Clothing Factory, which held military uniform supply contracts with the Confederacy as well as the British Army during the Crimean War.While much of the exhibition is concerned with the participation of Limerick men and women in The Great War, it also deals with Limerick’s long military and naval tradition as well as the military culture that started in earnest in the 17th century and has lasted since.“While primarily focusing on Limerick’s lengthy military history, the exhibition also examines the impact of the military on Limerick’s social history in these centuries, such as the numbers who joined the armed forces; particular areas which had a tradition of recruitment; family military traditions and the role of women,” Ms Hayes commented.The exhibition looks at some of the careers of Limerick men who fought in the British army all over the world. One of them, George de Lacy Evans from Moig, Askeaton, was involved in the burning of the White House by the British in 1814. He also made a major contribution to army reform by successfully campaigning for an end to flogging in the British army.‘Stand Up and Fight’ runs from May 7 until December at the Glazed Street, Limerick City and County Council Civic Buildings, Merchants Quay. Previous articleAAA join the fight for ‘full equality’ in LimerickNext articleAfghan ‘golden boy’ claims crash ruined his life Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

Kambosos walks the talk with 2nd round TKO of Filipino Magboo

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The 25-year-old Kambosos quickly had Magboo tasting the canvas in the first round before getting the job done in the second with a crushing hook.Shot. pic.twitter.com/DkEgTuS7M2FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’— George Kambosos Jr (@georgekambosos) July 15, 2018 Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Not ready to retire, Pacquiao lists potential opponents ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Some Filipinos at Axiata Arena also cheered for Kambosos due to his history with Filipino ring legend Manny Pacquiao.Kambosos was part of Pacquiao’s training camp for Lucas Matthysse as the main sparring partner of the Filipino ring superstar.Kambosos sparred at least 50 rounds for Pacquiao, who stopped Matthysse in the seventh round to win the WBA welterweight crown. Kambosos also served as Pacquiao’s spar mate in the Jeff Horn bout.The fight between Kambosos (15-0, 9 KOs) and Magboo (17-2, 8 KOs) came shortly after the main event.ADVERTISEMENT Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Pacquiao’s sparring partner George Kambosos Jr. Photo from Mark GiongcoKUALA LUMPUR — George Kambosos Jr. held nothing back in expressing his intentions to knock out his Filipino foe JR Magboo during an interview with Manila-based scribes days before the fight.Kambosos, the candid Australian prospect, backed it up on Sunday, letting his fists speak in the ring with a second-round knockout of Magboo in their eight-round lightweight bout.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

L.A. hits mute button on giving money

first_imgSeveral months ago, my sushi addict ex-boyfriend takes me to a Japanese dive on a restaurant-barricaded stretch of Pico Boulevard in West L.A. Knowing my un-affinity for high-brow sushi establishments, he thinks a small, quirky alternative will appease my wasabi-skeptic palate. It’s something of a compromise. The sushi place is small and cramped. The theme isn’t Japanese minimalism at all, but Jamaican Rastafarian. The crowd is a mix of truck-driver chic and Tokyo grunge. As we wait for a table, a well-dressed man in his 30s with a bicycle enters the scene with a startling clang. Everyone turns for a moment and looks the intruder up and down. His bike has a flat and he asks for some change for bus fare. I look to see everyone’s reaction. Nothing. Even the two slipshod customers at the bar dismiss him. Americans responded in record numbers to victims of Hurricane Katrina, but we still have problems giving money to people on the street. Sometimes, the garden-variety disadvantaged just can’t compete. As Americans, we mean well. We give money to the needy through trusting organizations like the Red Cross that have Web sites and can do it for us. We get tax breaks and a thank-you letter. It’s just the “in” thing to do. Like eating sushi. Back at the dive, I have trouble finishing my salmon steak nonsushi dinner. It would not have bothered me half as much if the bicyclist was homeless. I am bothered by the fact that he wasn’t. He was just a regular guy in a moment of panic. Is it when money is involved that some people hit the mute button, or is it, I’m afraid to say, an L.A. thing? The check arrives. My boyfriend tells me I seem preoccupied. I am, but I don’t want to give the impression that I think he puts a price on his conscience, or that he’s cheap. My real dilemma, however, isn’t with him. He isn’t the one afflicted by his lack of good Samaritanism. My real problem is with myself. The fact is that although I gave the bicyclist a dollar, I could have given him two.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre So much for convincing me sushi restaurants aren’t all sanctuaries for the secretly snooty. What’s going on here? Both my boyfriend and I gave our donations to the Hurricane Katrina victims. Both of us attended the same tree-hugging community-service-geared liberal-arts college. I know he is a good person. Is he just too hungry to remember to act like one? Maybe I just can’t stand the tension anymore, but I open my wallet and give the man a dollar. I am reminded of the murder of Kitty Genovese in 1964 and the bevy of research experiments on good Samaritanism that followed. Was this a case of the Bystander Effect firsthand? I confront my boyfriend at the table. He raises a lackadaisical eyebrow. “You’re obviously a better Samaritan than me,” he says. last_img read more