Christmas Walk / Cycle on the Great Southern Trail

November 24, 2016

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The AGM of the Great Southern Trail Ltd. has planned a Christmas Cycle / Walk along the Green-way. Cyclists will set out from the Newcastle West (Gaelscoil on Station Road) at 1.30 p.m. on Tuesday 27th December and walkers will leave from Ardagh Community Hall at the same time. The destination for both groups is Rathkeale where there will be a stop for refreshments. Cyclists will return by bike to Newcastle West (total distance 16miles/26km). Walkers only have to cover 5miles/8km as they will be provided with a return coach.

The AGM was held in Leen’s Hotel, Abbeyfeale (courtesy of Maurice and Olive Sheehan) on the wintry night of November 17th with a large and representative attendance from West Limerick and North Kerry being present.

Cllr. Liam Galvin, Abbeyfeale and Joe O’Connor of Limerick City & County Council’s technical staff briefed the meeting on the forthcoming €400,000 upgrading of the Limerick section of the GST which will make it much more cycle friendly. Cllr. Jimmy Moloney, Listowel relayed the positive news that planning of the extension to Listowel has now received initial funding. Both Councillors looked forward to a joint meeting of all the Newcastle West and Listowel Municipal District Councilors and officials in the near future.


UL Smarter Travel Promotional Video

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Car free day – 22nd Sep 2016

September 22, 2016

sample_pagehead_09Coca-Cola Zero, the National Transport Authority and the four city councils of Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway have come together to celebrate the many thousands of persons who choose to cycle in our cities, especially for commuting to work or education.  The events will take place on Thursday September 22nd 2016, which is celebrated across European Cities as “In Town Without My Car” (or “Car Free”) day.

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Limerick’s third level colleges ‘should have public bike scheme

August 30, 2016

NEW docking points for Limerick’s public bike scheme should be introduced at UL, LIT and the Crescent Shopping Centre.

That’s the view of Senator Maria Byrne, who says that although 215 bicycles are available across the city at 23 different locations more are needed.

She said: “I understand that Limerick City and County Council has committed to expanding the Coca Cola Zero bike scheme in Limerick. I feel that adding locations at or near to these places would encourage students to travel in and out of Limerick City on a regular basis at a low cost.”

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Are you a commuter cyclist in the Limerick Area?

May 5, 2016

image003Sign up to the European Cycling Challenge to join team Limerick and be in with a chance to win prizes!

From May 1st to 31st Limerick will be competing against over 40 European Cities, the city that cycles the most wins!!! – calculated as total amount of km / number of inhabitants & participants

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Limerick bicycle theft ring with links to Europe

December 16, 2015

1560417845GARDAI in Limerick are seeking to return more than 70 stolen bikes to their rightful owners, after a major operation in the city.

Chief Superintendent Dave Sheahan told the Limerick Leader that this was a specific operation under Operation Thor, and since their discovery a man has been arrested and released without charge, pending further investigations.

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