Exhibition highlights Limerick’s artistic legacy

first_img TAGSDr Hugh MaguireexhibitionfeaturedFr John Leonardfull-imageGlucksman LibraryHunt MuseumlimerickMy city my home Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April No vaccines in Limerick yet RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook An early photograph of Limerick’s O’Connell Street that is included in the Hunt Museum’s ‘My City, My Home’ exhitbition.LIMERICK’S artistic legacy is one of the finest in the country and deserves to be widely known, according to the director of the city’s Hunt Museum.Dr Hugh Maguire was speaking in advance of the opening of the Museum’s winter exhibition, ‘Limerick: My city My Home’  on this Friday, November 28. The exhibition, which  will be launched by Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan will run until next February.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The wealth of visual records for the city is most significant and especially from the sixteenth century onwards artists and cartographers captured the strategic, economic and architectural importance of the city.Limerick was considered very much within a wider European context and later its architectural embellishment and ambition linked it with tastes in Great Britain and subsequently the scale and breadth of the British Empire.The Museum’s winter exhibition is hosted in conjunction with the University of Limerick’s Glucksman Library and gives visitors an insight into the wealth of holdings, nationally and locally of Limerick visual material from sixteenth century maps to contemporary photography.According to Dr Maguire the exhibition can only touch on what’s available and whet the visitor’s appetite.“The available budget and the limitations of a gallery space only allow us a sampling of the beautiful imagery held in the region itself and in national collections including the National Library of Ireland and the National Gallery of Ireland.“The exhibition especially celebrates the Norton, Leonard, MacAnally and Lysaght collections in our sister institution – the Glucksman Library at the University of Limerick with whom we are sharing this exhibition. Such collections as those accumulated by Fr. John Leonard highlight a deep affection for the city”, he said.The exhibition is open daily and admission is free. Advertisement Previous articleCriminals locked out of Limerick PrisonNext articleFighting cutbacks to highlight drug and alcohol awareness Editor Print Emailcenter_img WhatsApp Linkedin NewsExhibition highlights Limerick’s artistic legacyBy Editor – November 19, 2014 1086 First Irish death from Coronavirus Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Limerick City Gallery of Art exhibition showcases ‘Limerick Connections’ through artists over the past 50 years Twitter Limerick Post Show | At Home On The Farm Exhibition last_img read more

Running miles to help Rian meet his new challenges

first_imgAdvertisement Rian O’HalloranA MUCH-loved Limerick teenager who has lost a leg in his battle with cancer is the subject of a fund-raising drive to make his home in Castletroy View a place where he can learn to adjust and pick up his life.“Miles 4 Rian” is a charity event aiming to raise essential funds for St. Clement’s College student, Rian O’Halloran (16).Rian, an avid sportsman with St. Mary’s RFC and Shelbourne AFC, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer, in April.Unfortunately, Rian lost his leg to the cancer and is now undergoing treatment in Crumlin Children’s Hospital as the cancer has spread.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Science teacher at St Clements, David Tidwell, is gearing up for a gruelling 24-hour challenge starting on December 2 to raise €50,000 towards the cost of altering the family home for Rian’s needs.“He’s such a lovely positive, polite kind lad and so loves his sports. He is always smiling – a real go-getter,” David told the Limerick Post.So far, the Go Fund Me page has raised more than €16,000 and David said “that’s because of Rian and the kind of person he is. He will have a lot of adjustments to make but this is one way we can do something to help.”Rian has not yet been able to return to school but his teachers and school friends have not forgotten him.David is hoping that teachers, students, friends and family of Rian’s will run a mile each beside him on the day or “hop on a bike and go along with me,” he said before adding that a lot will depend on Covid restrictions.24 hours is a long time to run for someone who only started running in lockdown, but David has embarked on a training schedule running most nights to get in shape for the challenge.Each “Mile with Meaning” will also be supported by a corporate sponsor. The event will be live-streamed with the sponsors being mentioned throughout the campaign.Further information and a link to the campaign can be found at https://ie.gofundme.com/f/miles4rian Linkedin Previous articleLimerick pulled from Junior Camogie Championship after last hour rule changeNext articleShop early and local to help save Limerick’s retail sector Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Print Email NewsRunning miles to help Rian meet his new challengesBy Bernie English – October 23, 2020 2386 Facebooklast_img read more

Make member statements great again

first_img 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Callie Cady Callie Cady is the Communications & Marketing Manager at Lanvera, a world-class provider of end-to-end outsourcing solutions for transactional documents. At Lanvera, cutting edge technology solutions are coupled with industry … Web: www.lanvera.com Details Like presidential candidates, statements are often viewed as a necessary evil. As a result, many banks dump data straight from their cores onto paper without much regard for the layout, and then mail them to the intended recipients. Yes, by doing this, you have checked the compliance box. But consider this: You may be throwing away valuable engagement opportunities, spending extended time with members who don’t understand their statements and in turn, BURNING TIME AND MONEY.According to a recent creditcards.com survey, 62% of respondents say they review their monthly statements via mail, online or both. I think this warrants a large flashing neon sign saying “OPPORTUNITY” with an arrow pointing to print mail and electronic design and delivery of statements.Before we get into what can be done to MAKE MEMBER STATEMENTS GREAT AGAIN, let’s talk about what’s holding them back from greatness. You may need to re-evaluate your statement design and delivery if your statements are:1. Stagnant with no clear calls to action2. Only black and white3. Filled with unnecessary white space4. Not giving members the option to receive digital delivery5. Occupied with pre-printed inserts6. Lacking personalized messagingNow that we’ve established the signs of needing a statement facelift, let’s address some of the remedies:Communicate clear calls to action. Whether you want members to pay a balance or update their billing address, a strong and prominently displayed call to action (CTA) is critical. A successful CTA includes eye-catching design, compelling copy, and a clear value proposition.Incorporate color. A study conducted by the secretariat of the Seoul International Color Expo determined that 92.6% of those surveyed stressed the importance of visuals when making a purchase, and 84.7% believe that color accounts for more than half of the various factors important to consumers during the purchasing cycle. A well-placed message in a colorful graphic will catch your members’ eyes. Pair this with a strong CTA and watch your speed-to-pay improve and sales numbers increase.Take advantage of the space you have. Too often we have seen bank statements lined with unnecessary pages and white space. This results in wasted materials, marketing opportunities and postage. If you’re going to send member-critical communications, why not look for ways to minimize the number of pages in each envelope and utilize open space for cross-selling/upselling or affiliate advertising?Offer digital access and delivery. In today’s society, members expect to be given the right to choose delivery methods. We understand that there are some documents that require USPS mailing. However, with statements, a best practice is to give customers the option to receive and access them digitally by email, ePresentment and SMS. Some may request both the paper and digital delivery and access, but others who are more environmentally friendly will opt out of paper statements altogether.Utilize inline inserts. Inline inserts are statement stuffers which are printed in-line, in full color with the rest of your documents. They can save you a tremendous amount of time and money by eliminating lead time of production and giving you the option to personalize messaging, which brings us to our last point…Personalize messaging. We harp on this subject quite often, but it’s one worth mentioning over and over again. According to Aberdeen, personalized email messages improve click-through rates by an average of 14% and conversions by 10%. Simply addressing the member by name can make all the difference in your eStatement viewings.While there are other ways to make member statements great again in conjunction with what we have discussed, this is a great start for banks in re-evaluating their business-critical document solutions. To learn more, click here.last_img read more