Fascinating online insight into city’s records

first_imgNewsLocal NewsFascinating online insight into city’s recordsBy admin – July 7, 2011 533 Advertisement Previous article‘Until Bill produced, we’re debating a press release’ – Cllr KennedyNext articleBye week for Limerick FC admin Facebook Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img INVALUABLE information for local historians, researchers and the men and woman interested in researching aspects of Limerick city’s past, is available from the Limerick Archives Department, which has responsibility for the records of the city council.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The City Archives, which also collect donations of material relating to the city, its people and organisations, including Limerick Chamber, Limerick Harbour Commissioners and Limerick Union Board of Guardians, has now made these collections freely available on www.limerickcity.ie“Each year new collections are added to the website – for instance in 2010 the council’s Health and Welfare records, dispensary records, allotments and turf production records were added, as were a selection of collections from Limerick’s Christian Brothers School and other bodies,” says a spokesperson for City Hall.A fascinating insight into the Quaker community in Limerick was recently made available through the donation of a microfilm copy of the Quaker Papers at a launch in the Quaker Meeting House.The papers contain records of meetings, records of births and marriages and of grievances when their goods were seized in lieu of tithes due to the Established Church.A fascinating series of diaries, documents and photographs of the Limerick man, DCC Mercier, who worked as a mill manager in Ranks Flour Mills from 1922 to 1961, was donated to the archives in October 2010.The papers document Mr Mercier’s working life in one of Limerick’s key industries.A reception to mark the donation was held in City Hall and former Ranks’ workers and their families were invited to attend. Linkedin Email Printlast_img read more

Joe Carroll Crowned Prince, Victoria Clark Returns & More Cinderella Casting Shake-Ups!

first_img Related Shows Greg Hildreth View All (6) Carroll recently appeared in Broadway’s Romeo and Juliet and Once. His film and TV credits include The Carrie Diaries and All My Children. Clark won a Tony Award for The Light in the Piazza and additional nominations for Sister Act and Cinderella. Her many Broadway credits include The Snow Geese, Cabaret, Titanic, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, A Grand Night For Singing and Guys and Dolls. Buonopane’s Broadway credits include Grease, Chicago and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. His film and TV credits include 30 Rock, Grey’s Anatomy, The producers and Claire’s Cambodia. Gibson’s previously Broadway credits include The Addams Family and Spamalot. Her film and TV appearances include Up All Night, You Must Be Joking, All My Children, As the World Turns and Guiding Light. Victoria Clark Laura Osnes Joe Carroll Star Files Cinderella Santino Fontana The Cinderella kingdom is welcoming some new subjects! On January 28, Joe Carroll will join the Broadway cast as Prince Topher, succeeding original star Santino Fontana, Todd Buonopane will replace original cast member Greg Hildreth as Jean-Michel, and Cinderella ensemble member Stephanie Gibson will succeed Marla Mindelle as stepsister Gabrielle. But wait, there’s more! Original star Victoria Clark will return to her Tony-nominated role of Marie, Ella’s fairy godmother, replacing current star Rebecca Luker on January 21. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015 View Comments Marla Mindelle Additionally, new ensemble members Jessica Hershberg, Callan Bergmann, Nathan Lucrezio, Jeff Pew and Kaitlyn Davidson will join the cast in January. The new stars join previously announced pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen (of “Call Me Maybe” fame) as Ella, succeeding Tony nominee and Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Laura Osnes. The Nanny favorite Fran Drescher will also join the production as Cinderella’s stepmother, Madame. Both new stars will begin performances February 4 at the Broadway Theatre.last_img read more

County Guide

first_imgBy April ReeseUniversity of Georgia * Fulton County buys the most lottery tickets, spending more than$266 million on them in 2001. But Quitman County buys the mostper capita, with $2,096 in sales for each person in the county. Boatright said 1930 is the first census year Fulton County datacould be compared over time to the present. “Old editions are just as important as the current issue,”Boatright said. “Historical data can be found dating back to the1930s, and trends can be seen.” A Georgia County game is also available at the Georgia CountyGuide Web site(www.agecon.uga.edu/%7Ecountyguide/guideinfo.html). You can testyour knowledge about your home county or find out stuff aboutother counties. The 21st edition of the annual Georgia County Guide is now beingreleased by the UGA colleges of Agricultural and EnvironmentalSciences and Family and Consumer Sciences through the CAES Centerfor Agribusiness and Economic Development. * Webster County is the safest place to live in Georgia, with noserious crimes reported in 2000. * With 31 counties reporting 100 percent of their populationliving in rural areas, no Georgia county reports a 100-percenturban population. The closest is DeKalb County, with 99.6 percentof the residents living in urban areas. Orders are accepted on-line atwww.agecon.uga.edu/%7Ecountyguide/guideorder.html. Those withoutaccess to a computer can order the book through the mail bysending a check and your request to Ag Business Office, 203Conner Hall, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-7506.All orders must be prepaid. * Of the Wayne County graduates in 2001, 79.3 percent wereeligible for the HOPE scholarship. * Quitman and Baker County have the lowest teacher-to-studentratios, with fewer than 10 students per teacher. * Fulton County has the highest percentage of people withbachelor’s degrees or higher — 41.4 percent of its population.Clarke County is second with 39.8 percent. * Fayette is the richest county, with a median income of $71,227and 40 percent of the population earning more than $50,000 ayear. * In 2000, Richmond County had 1,219 physicians, one for every164 people, while Brantley County had only one doctor for 14,629people. But that was better than three counties that had nodoctors at all. The Georgia County Guide is an easy-to-use reference coveringeverything from AIDS cases to HOPE scholarships and lotterysales. The information comes from 90 federal, state and privateagencies — all public information. Looking through its nearly 200 pages of tables, charts and mapsis revealing. * The most HOPE Scholarship money went to Cobb County, with11,814 students getting $24,288,261 in funding. The research coordinator and co-editor, Sue Boatright, says theCounty Guide “has evolved over time to become the premier sourceof county data.” * The county with the most national forest land is Rabun, with132,500 acres. * Heard County commuters spend the most time in their carsgetting to work: a mean travel time of 37.5 minutes.Chattahoochee residents spend the least time: 15 minutes. “Georgia has had no boundary changes since 1931, when Georgia had161 counties,” she said. “During the 1920’s, Campbell and MiltonCounty were added to the property of Fulton County.” The book is $15, and past editions are available. The data isalso available in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheets for $50.Information is also available on-line atwww.georgiastats.uga.edu/. The Guide gives the latest figures on agricultural, courts andcrime, economics, education, government, health, housing andhouseholds, labor, libraries, natural resources, occupations,population, public assistance, transportation, veterans and vitalstatistics for all of Georgia’s 159 counties and the stateoverall. * The lowest dropout rate was in Fayette County, with only 7.6percent not finishing high school. (April Reese is a student writer with the University of GeorgiaCollege of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

No more penalties for Van Persie

first_img The Baggies recorded successive victories at Old Trafford for the first time since 1959 after Chris Brunt’s 63rd minute free-kick deflected off Jonas Olsson and flew past David de Gea. Van Persie had the chance to grab a valuable point for United 11 minutes later when referee Anthony Taylor ruled Saido Berahino had handled Antonio Valencia’s cross in his own box. But Boaz Myhill saved the striker’s effort and United went on to lose their third successive match, leaving them four points above fifth-placed Liverpool with three games left. Van Persie took the penalty because Wayne Rooney missed his previous attempt at Liverpool. And now that the former Arsenal striker has failed to score from the spot, Van Gaal is looking for a new penalty taker. “No, he is now at the end of the road,” the United boss said when asked if Van Persie would continue taking penalties. “It is always (like that). Wayne has missed also so when you miss you are at the bottom again.” United’s struggles in front of goal worry Van Gaal. “It’s a concern now [a lack of goals],” said the Dutchman, who conceded he is likely to be without injured midfielder Michael Carrick for next week’s game at Crystal Palace. Myhill always had a feeling he would save Van Persie’s effort. “I can’t take any credit for (the save),” the Baggies goalkeeper said. “Our goalkeeping coach Jonathan Gould drew me up a list before the game and said different players go different ways in the main and I made up my mind that if Van Persie took a penalty I would go that way and well done to him.” Despite his penalty heroics, Myhill may leave the club this summer. Albion have yet to exercise the option they have to extend his deal beyond June for another 12 months and he says is in the dark over his future. “I have heard nothing from the club yet. I don’t know what’s happening,” said the 32-year-old, who has been in goal since Ben Foster suffered a season-ending knee injury in March. “I will wait and see until the club put something in front of me and we will take it from there. “I want to stay. The ball is in the club’s court.” Myhill had little to do all afternoon. United had a jaw-dropping 80 per cent of possession, but could not find their way through a compact West Brom team that operated with four centre-backs and a five-man midfield. For the man who won the free-kick that led to the goal, Darren Fletcher, it was a strange experience returning to Old Trafford for the first time since his 20-year association with United ended in January. “I walked out of the dressing room and I was stood on the wrong side of the tunnel and had to be told to move over to the other side,” the former United midfielder said. “Old habits die hard.” Fletcher won four league titles and the Champions League during his glittering career with United. On the evidence of Saturday’s performance the team he left behind has a long way to go before they can even think about bringing in any kind of silverware next year. Too often United played the ball sideways or chipped into the box hoping for the best. There was a lack of cutting edge up front, with only Ashley Young proving a real handful for the visitors. Fletcher admits improvement is needed at his old club if expectations are to be met next season. “They have to up it a level,” the Baggies captain said. “The aim for United this season was top four. “I hate even saying accepting top four (is okay) but the fans and everyone will maybe accept it for one season. “But they need to be challenging for the league after that. Any United side talking about accepting the top four is just not good enough.” Louis van Gaal has relieved Robin van Persie of penalty-taking duties for Manchester United following his miss in the 1-0 defeat to West Brom. Press Associationlast_img read more