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Limerick’s First Lady

As the recently elected Mayor of Limerick, Maria Byrne is at the beginning of a busy year of responsibilities and events. LIMERICKnow invited her to take part in a pampering makeover to help get her camera-ready for all of the up-coming social events during the year ahead. Maria is no stranger to the life of […]

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Awards Update – Creative Space

Goldenegg Fashion Innovation Awards 2011 will take place in March of next year, with an exciting line-up of fashion, style and talent already taking shape. Our winners from the 2010 awards have had an exciting year all round…we caught up with them to see what’s been happening in their lives since the awards. Mark Burke, […]

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10 Minutes With Kate Walsh

Twenty-six-year-old songstress Kate Walsh on touring with the charming Mr Nutini and why she couldn’t keep up with pubbing it with Mick Flannery. Was it always music or has your life gone down another path at any stage? It’s always been music. I started learning piano aged five and never looked back – I’ve been […]


Daydream Recessionista

I’ve just won Wimbledon and I’m a famous talented musician loved the world over. Well, in my head anyway. I’m a daydreamer, and to paraphrase John Lennon, it turns out I’m not the only one. I started wondering about daydreams after I spotted a special offer for a dinner for two of €199. A few […]


Telling the Story

When you hear the word ‘storytelling’ it might conjure up the image of an old woman in a shawl sitting at the fireside of a thatched cottage reminiscing that ‘our likes will never be seen again.’ Nothing could be more untrue, with 2010 emerging as the year of the story telling revival. Story telling nights […]

The Artist – Ester Kiely

Aunt Gobnait’s ‘Parcels from America’ Ester Kiely has so much to give, so many stories to tell, and such a deep knowledge and love of her art that I’d have to write a book to give you the full value of the afternoon we spent chatting. Sitting in her sunny conservatory, she talked about how […]


Being a mum…

It’s hard to imagine if you’ve never given birth, but becoming a mum is the most challenging, satisfying, life changing and emotional time in a woman’s life. It brings out the best, and worst in us, challenges us, challenges our relationship with our partner, and makes us realise what’s really important in life. JO LAVELLE […]

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Ageing & The Single Girl

Courtney Cox has let the side down. Her new show, Cougartown, is an attempt to detail the tribulations of the older single woman, as if any of us needed reminding. It’s hard enough to be over 35, single, and live in a small city held ransom by twenty somethings in short skirts and high heels […]

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Dressing the West…Stephanie Lynch

Stephanie Lynch is a well-known business woman throughout the West. Her boutique is located in the heart of Galway and Stephanie herself has been in the fashion business for 26 years. Stephanie began her career in the industry helping out in a friend’s boutique in Chelsea, London called Birds! At the age of 26, Stephanie […]

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Great Summer Reads

By Méabh McDonnell Sunshine, holidays, beach towels and deckchairs deem only one other companion: a good book.  Here we have selected the best books for you to sit back and relax with all through the summer months. The Truth About You by Melissa Hill Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton Dublin girl Melissa Hill proves that Irish […]