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Remodelling O'Connell Street

Park and Picnic Pod or Parklet

Bike Parking: Secure Bike Lockers

Route 2 Link 1 - Shannon Fields (Corbally) to Guinness Bridge (City Canal)

Route 4 - Mulgrave Street (City Centre) to Newtown (Annacotty)

Electric Car Charge Points (ESB - Public)


School Car Free Day 2016

School Programme

Well done to all staff,students and parents who took part in Limericks second annual School Car Free Day on May 18th.The event saw people ditch the car and use a more sustainble way of going about their daily journey. Park&Stride proved to be a very popular option this year. Park&Stride is a very suitable alternative for commuters who have too great a distance to walk/cycle, they would travel some of the journey by car, park in a safe location and walk the remainder of the way. All schools who send us their results for School Car Free Day will be entered into a draw for a €50 voucher.

Cycle or Bike Trials Ireland Limerick Bike Week

The 1st 'Cycle Trials' event of its type in Ireland! Register today!

BeSPOKE 2016 - Limerick's Cycling Festival

About:The 'Cycle Trials' event is supported by Cycling Ireland, The Hub, Limerick City & County Council, Limerick Smarter Travel, National Bike Week and Sean Putt Elite Trials Rider.  Date:12.06.16 Important Times:Registration & License: 13:00Pre-Trial Briefing: 14.00Prize-giving 17:00 Location:O’Brien’s Park, Clare Street, Limerick Clerk of Course/Safety Officer:Sean PuttEmail: seanputt@live.frCall: +353 (0) 87 167 3388 Secretary of Meeting:Lise-Ann SheahanEmail: liseann.sheahan@limerick.ieCall:  +353 (0) 61 407 501 Classes:There will be 3 competitive class categories:1 - Elite2 - Intermediate3 - NovisThere will be 1 leisure class category:4 - Complete beginner (under 18 years) Enter today!Click here. 

Launch of BeSPOKE - Limerick’s biggest ever cycling festival!

BeSPOKE 2016 - Limerick's Cycling Festival

MEDIA RELEASETuesday, 17th May 2016 Launch of BeSPOKE - Limerick’s biggest ever cycling festival! A variety of FREE cycling inspired events will take place across Limerick for BeSPOKE, Limerick Smarter Travel’s cycling festival between 11th-19th June 2016, it was announced today (Tuesday). For the second year running individuals and groups from schools, communities, campuses and workplaces have the opportunity to avail of funding to help them run their own cycling inspired event.  Limerick’s ‘Bike Week - Event Fund’ will see 18 groups receive financial support to independently run their own BeSPOKE event. Event fund winners include: Milford N.S., St. Pauls N.S., Shanagolden VTOS, Team Adare Cycling Club, Extern Foster Care, Cook Medical, Wild Atlantic Sports, Cycle4Sick Children, Johnson & Johnson, West End Youth Space, Northside Youth Space, Southill Area Centre, Northern Trust, Southside Youth Space, Sophie’s Journey Foundation, Limerick Milk Market, Mary Immaculate College, & Kileedy GAA. The highlight event from Limerick Smarter Travel will take place on Sunday June 12th  with registration from two o’clock with the ‘Riverside Family Cycle’ starting at the Irish Estates, passing through the Shannon Fields before turning down the Park Canal and ending at O’Brien’s Park in Clare Street. The family-friendly cycle will be immediately followed by a ‘Party in the Park’ where there will be entertainment for everyone including; ·       Ireland’s first ‘Cycle Trials’ competition, with 4 class categories from novis to intermediate, hosted by Sean Putt, one of Ireland’s elite cycle trials riders·       The 1916|2016 ‘Best in Show’ competition for cyclists and bicycles from 1916 or 2016, hosted by Richard Lynch, RichardKnows&·       Family music, games, entertainment and refreshments Elite Cycle Trials rider Sean Putt, said he’s looking forward to bringing the ‘cycle trials’ event to life, the first of its kind in Ireland.“The event will include three competitive classes, Expert, Intermediate and Beginner, there will be a Novis class for anyone wishing to give cycle trials a go for the very first time on the day,” he said. “The event is being supported by Cycling Ireland, The Hub Bike Shop, National Bike Week, Limerick City and County Council as well as Limerick Smarter Travel. Trophies and prizes for winners will be sponsored by The Hub. We will also be having a ‘cycle trials taster session’ at ‘The Hub’ bike shop on June 5thpart of The Hub’s Sean Kelly Charity Cycle and Family BBQ, do come along to get some one-to-one trials advice, to have a practice trial, or to pre-register for the trials competition on the 12th June,” he added. Speaking following today’s announcement, Richard Lynch, said: “Between the 11th and 19th of June there are a wide variety of BeSPOKE events taking place across Limerick, a celebration and promotion of all that’s great about bikes and cycling, there really is something for everyone. Find out whats happening near you and your family. The ‘Riverside Family Cycle’ and ‘Party in the Park’ will form part of the State Centenary Programme to remember 1916, reflect on the republic 100 years on and reimagine our shared future. The cycle and party will have a 1916|2016 theme and include a ‘Best in Show’ competition, with judges and prizes for those entering their outfits/bicycles in the 1916 or 2016 categories. Do dress up, take part and have fun with friends and family! ” he added. Donal Brennan, Senior Engineer, Limerick City and County Council commented: We hope to see as many people as possible out and about on their bikes enjoyed the fun-filled week of events during Limerick’s Cycling Festival. The BeSPOKE events form a veryimportant time in our annual calendar, working with the Limerick community to creatively highlight the positives of cycling not just for recreation but as an integral part of each persons daily travel routine.” Further Information:Web: Search ‘BeSPOKE’ at www.LimerickSmarterTravel.ieWeb: smartertravel@limerick.ieCall: 061407453 ENDS​  Laura RyanHead of Communications/MarketingLimerick City and County CouncilMerchant's QuayLimerick061-407134086-6042544

earth day 2016 Limerick

Happy #EarthDay 2016!

Community Programme

Today, let's think about our impact and make a positive change. Press Release: Limerick City and County Council is marking Earth Day 2016 today by hosting awaste prevention and recycling event at Mungret Recycling Centre from 11.00am to 3.00pm. Call in! Earth Day was started in 1970 as a way to focus attention on the environmental problems on our planet. This year, the Council is holding an event focusing on the 5 Rs, namely Rethink, Reuse, Restore, Repair and Recycle. An estimated 28,000 people use Mungret Recycling Centre each year with a large proportion of visitors availing of the on-site reuse facilities, which encourage the reuse of everyday items ranging from tables and chairs to paint and bicycles. The upcoming Earth Day event will provide an opportunity for members of the public to learn about composting and food waste at the Stopfoodwaste kitchen and view examples of Upcycled furniture courtesy of Back2New Upcycling in Newcastle West. Security in Shredding will shred confidential items from householders and SMEs (limit of 2 black bags per person) between 1.00pm and 3.00pm. Limerick Smarter Travel will be here with information on the benefits of incorporating walking, cycling and shared travel into your daily travel routine as well as information on the supports available to you, your friends and family. Such as the bicycle collection and recycling service on offer all year round, bicycle repair and sales locations around the city and county. There will be a bicycle repair service available at the stand.  There will also be a special stand for questions on the European Cycling Challenge 2016 and how to join #TeamLimerick in the #ecc2016eu. Visitors will also be able to meet some of the Live 95 FM crew who will be broadcasting from the Recycling Centre. In addition, Limerick City and County Council will make available 90 litre bags of pre-packed compost and bark mulch on the day while stocks last. Mungret Recycling Centre, which is managed by Indaver Ireland on behalf of the Local Authority, is open daily Tuesday to Saturday from 10.00am to 4.45pm (cars €5, car & trailer €12). Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is accepted free of charge, while up to two bags per person of confidential paper may be shredded on site between 1pm and 3pm on the day. Further Information:Contact: Sinead McDonnellCall: 061407100Email: sinead.mcdonnell@limerick.ieLimerick Smarter Travel, on the ground and in your daily routine