Al has been to the Moon once but is coming to…

first_imgWhatsApp Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live NewsLocal NewsAl has been to the Moon once but is coming to Limerick for third visitBy Alan Jacques – April 21, 2016 855 Facebook Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Advertisement Previous articleSinging at The Stormy Teacup, Mr Nile St JamesNext articleA tank-less job for Irish Water in King’s Island area of Limerick Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Printcenter_img Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” TAGSAl WordenApollo 15limerickLough GurStrand Hotel Al Worden on his most recent visit to his beloved Lough Gur.Al Worden on his most recent visit to his beloved Lough Gur.ASTRONAUT Alfred ‘Al’ Worden has been to the Moon, but Lough Gur in County Limerick has made such an impression on him that he is now returning for his third visit.This July, some 45 years after the Apollo 15 lunar mission, Worden, the great-grandson of a Lough Gur native, returns to his spiritual home.During a recent visit to County Limerick he said: “When I visited Lough Gur last year, my only thought was how do I get back here again. I am greatly interested in Lough Gur as I believe that the evidence left by our ancestors can show us where we are going to in our future. They greatly understood the night sky and through the monuments reflected its greatness.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Michigan native, now 84, performed the first deep-space EVA ( a spacewalk made outside a craft orbiting Earth) during Apollo 15’s homeward journey in 1971. He is one of only 24 people to have flown to the moon, and in 2011, his memoir ‘Falling To Earth’ made the LA Times Bestseller list.On July 16, the spaceman comes travelling back to Limerick to give a lecture on his historic mission to the moon at The Strand Hotel Sky Room from 6.30 to 9.30pm. Tickets are limited to 100 for this exclusive event.by Alan [email protected] Twitter Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads last_img read more

Ardnacrusha Power Station open for visitors

first_img Previous articleShannon Group moving to next phase of its journeyNext articleTeam Limerick Cleanup 5 statistics show litter trends changing Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Email Print Facebook TAGSClareCommunityLimerick City and Countylocal newsNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Linkedin Advertisementcenter_img Limerick on Covid watch list Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Local schoolchildren at the Ardnacrusha Experience.THE ESB is once again opening the gates of the historic Ardnacrusha Power Station to schools and the general public for a unique insight into Ireland’s first national hydro-electric station.The decision to run the tours this summer is based on the continued popularity of the initiative which started in 2017 when the electricity supply company marked its 90th anniversary.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up School visits are being facilitated from May 23 to June 28, while public tours run from July 1 to September 13. The guided tours which operate from Monday to Friday, run for around 90 minutes and can accommodate groups of up to 30.Visitors are welcomed to the Ardnacrusha Experience at the recently refurbished visitors’ centre before going out on site to view the impressive headrace canal, locks and tailrace.Once inside the station, the Shannon Scheme is brought to life through a series of animations which celebrate the history and impact of this iconic project. Visitors are given access to the very heart of the station with unique views of the turbine hall and a visit to the original control room.Plant Manager Alan Bane said the Ardnacrusha Experience tells the story of the power of electricity and its transformative impact on Irish life.“It offers the opportunity for people to learn not just about the history of the plant dating back to its inception in the 1920s but also of ESB’s brighter future strategy which is leading the secure, affordable transition to a low-carbon energy future for Ireland.“All of us who work at the plant have been very proud to open our gates to the general public. We look forward to welcoming school groups and indeed, all those with an interest in engineering, history and heritage for pre-booked visits over the summer.”Bookings can be made at www.esb.ie/ardnacrushatours Twitter NewsCommunityLocal NewsArdnacrusha Power Station open for visitorsBy Staff Reporter – May 1, 2019 1920 TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon?last_img read more

Rafael Nadal ends year as world number one at 31

first_imgRafel Nadal can’t wait to receive his year-end world number one trophy at London for topping the men’s rankings in 2017.The Spaniard clinched the world number one spot for 2017 after beating Hyeon Chung at the Paris Masters yesterday.He became the oldest man to ever be on top of the men’s rankings at 31 years old after finishing ahead of Roger Federer.Roger Federer pulled out of the Paris Masters after winning the Swiss Indoors defeating Del Potro at the weekend and admitted earlier this week that his one regret of the year was not pushing Nadal closer for the world number one spot.Meanwhile, Nadal has enjoyed a fulfilled season, capturing six titles – including two Grand Slams and two ATP World Tour Masters 1000s. He will receive his world number trophy in this month’s ATP World Tour Finals in London.And he can’t wait to round off his 2017 campaign by lifting the coveted prize.“It is a special day, today I confirmed that I’m going to be the number one at the end of the season” Nadal said in a post on Twitter.“It’s an important achievement for me after all the things that happened to me over the last couple of years. It means a lot to me“,RelatedAgeless Federer Beats Fierce Rival To Win Shanghai MastersOctober 16, 2017In “Sports”Road to ATP World Finals, LondonNovember 7, 2017In “Sports”Novak Djokovic Returns To World Tennis SummitNovember 5, 2018In “Tennis”last_img read more