Barnagh Tunnel re-opens to the public as part of Great Southern…

first_imgLimerickNewsBarnagh Tunnel re-opens to the public as part of Great Southern Greenway LimerickBy Alan Jacques – September 19, 2019 667 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGSGreat Southern GreenwaylimerickLimerick City and Council Council WhatsApp Advertisement Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Previous articleDaithí’s LOSS is our gainNext articleListen: Limerick Lady Podcast Episode 10 : Kathleen Turner Alan Jacques Print Twittercenter_img Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Mary Hartigan (Nee Murphy), who grew up at Barna Railway Station performs the ribbon cutting at the Integration of the Old Barna Tunnel into the Great Southern Greenway with her cousin Fr Paddy O’Donovan, formerly of Churchtown Railway Gate, his nephew Minister Patrick O’Donovan and Mayor Michael Sheahan at the Great Southern Greenway at Barna.LIMERICK City and County Council has announced the re-opening of the Barnagh Tunnel to the public, completing the latest phase of the re-development of the Great Southern Greenway Limerick (GSGL).A ribbon cutting ceremony has taken place  at the eastern entrance to the tunnel marking the incorporation of the tunnel into the Great Southern Greenway Limerick.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The incorporation of the Barnagh Tunnel onto the Great Southern Greenway Limerick involved the construction of an underpass under the N21 Limerick to Tralee road.This scheme included the upgrading of the old railway track to a shared greenway surface and carrying out extensive renovations to the tunnel itself.It will add a further 1.3km onto the Greenway and increases safety for walkers and cyclists who, previously had to cross the N21 to the viewing and picnic areas and the tunnel.The works were funded from the Hinterland Fund and the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund with monies matched by Limerick City and County Council.The ribbon cutting to mark the Integration of the Old Barna Tunnel into the Great Southern Greenway at Barna.At 164 metres above sea level, Barnagh is located at one of the highest points of the old Irish railway system. It is located at the foothills of the Rooskagh, in the territory of Sliabh Luachra, an area of outstanding natural beauty and rich in Gaelic culture.The tunnel itself is over 100m long, with rock-cut approaches at either end, and stands as a testament to the sophistication of 19th century engineering.  The re-opening of the Barnagh Tunnel connects the Limerick Greenway directly with the nearby viewing point and rest area, which offers unparalleled panoramic views of the plains of Limerick and the Golden Vale.Since Limerick City and County Council took over the management of the Great Southern Greenway Limerick in 2015, the local authority has embarked on a multi-million euro re-development of the 39km route.A range of other upgrades already funded by Limerick City and County Council and the Hinterland fund have included crossing points, fencing, track surfacing, bridges and signage. Facebook Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

Croatian gin declared the best in the world!

first_imgThe story behind Old Pilot´s Gina is phenomenal to say the least, as is their final product. The distillery with the symbolic title “Spirit in a bottle” produces craft gin, which is a completely Croatian product using local aromas such as olive leaves, pine from Otočac, sage, lavender, angelica and orange peel.  Croatian “Old Pilot’s Gin” pilots Hrvoje Bušić and Tomislav Anadolac, won a gold medal at the World Wine and Distillates Competition (IWSC) in London, reports Jutarnji list. Find out more about the best gin in the world here Although in recent years we have become accustomed to our wines and olive oils winning numerous world awards, this time Croatia can boast, ie be proud to have the best gin in the world. These are two friends and lovers of distillates and heights, Hrvoje Bušić and Tomislav Anadolac, who met at the Academy for Military Pilots about twenty years ago, while distillates have always been their common passion. The passion for gin prompted them to take on a new adventure through craft gin production, and the aforementioned success is further proof of how best it is when we combine our passion with work. Source: Good food / Jutarnji list / Photo: Ghost in a bottlelast_img read more

Belgium pulls out of pre-Euro 2020

first_imgRelatedPosts Deschamps extends France deal Injured Pogba replaced by Arsenal’s Guendouzi in France squad France boss defends ‘misunderstood’ Pogba Belgium have reportedly withdrawn from a pre-Euro 2020 friendly against France over fears they could lose their world No 1 ranking before the tournament begins.Euro 2020 starts on June 12 and teams are frantically searching for opponents to play in the weeks leading up to the tournament.France are finding it particularly difficult though with Belgium pulling out of a friendly with the Didier Deschamps’ side amid fears of a heavy defeat.According to French newspaper L’Équipe, a “series of European nations are ducking France”, including Belgium and England, because they are worried a heavy defeat could affect performances at the tournament.However, it is claimed Roberto Martinez no longer wants his team to play the French in March and those in charge of organising the game believe Belgium are worried they could lose their No 1 world ranking to Les Bleus.A source said: “Other nations are in the same mindset. They say that losing to France would not be the best way to begin their preparation for the Euros.“England, for example, would prefer to face Italy during this period.”France will need all the preparation they can get after being given a nightmare draw in the group stage.One of France, Germany and Portugal may face an early exit after being drawn together in Group F in what has already been dubbed: “Group of Death.”They will be joined by a team from Path A/D following the tournament draw in Bucharest on Saturday.That Path A/D team could be any of Iceland, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, Georgia, Belarus, North Macedonia or Kosovo.Tags: didier deschampslast_img read more