Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebook Previous articleDarkness to descend on Dolan’sNext article#newmusic MURLI – ‘Surface Tension’ Eric Fitzgeraldhttp://www.limerickpost.ieEric writes for the Entertainment Pages of Limerick Post Newspaper and edits the music blog www.musiclimerick.com where you can watch and listen to music happening in the city and beyond. Twitter Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSlimerickpost-rock The new year has brought the arrival of exciting new recordings by Limerick artists. These new releases have been written, produced and recorded in Limerick, proof that the city has the creativity and the technical skills to produce quality music of the highest industry standards. Limerick Post takes a listen to some great reasons to be #limerickandproudSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up LIMERICK group Iron Mountain will release their debut album this month. The instrumental band based around a core sound of guitars, drums, flute and uileann pipes make music that defies categorisation. It takes elements of Post-Rock, Irish Folk Music and Kraut-Rock to form an energetic sound that is all their own and an embellishment on the members varied musical backgrounds.Iron Mountain are Ronan Ryan (flutes), Matt Bashford (uileann pipes), Ray Murphy (drums), Damien Mullane (guitar) and Stephen Hughes (bass). The members have long musical CVs in their own right and have shared stages with The Walkmen, the War on Drugs, Spiritualised and The Fall to name a few. Bashford and Ryan hold ten All-Ireland medals for their respective instruments and have played a part in Bill Whelan’s ‘Riverdance’ on TV and radio.A Limerick record in every sense, Unum was recorded by Owen Lewis at The Bishop’s Palace, mixed by Sean Harrold at StudioH and given its final aural sheen at WAV Mastering by Richard Dowling. Iron Mountain have created a stunning and mesmerising piece of work and will hold a Listening Party at The Red Hen Bar on Friday January 30 before heading out on tour playing The Workman’s Club, Dublin on Saturday February 7, Dolan’s, Limerick on Saturday February 14 and Fred Zeppelin’s Cork on Saturday 21.Unum is available on CD, Download, Vinyl from HMV, Wingnut Records and on the band’s website. A live video of ‘Opium’, the album’s closing track, was made at Limerick’s Franciscan Church. The video on YouTube perfectly illustrates the group’s epic sound and dynamics.<a href=”http://ironmountain.bandcamp.com/track/opium-live-at-the-franciscan-friary”>Opium (Live At The Franciscan Friary) by Iron Mountain</a> Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WhatsApp News#newmusic IRON MOUNTAINBy Eric Fitzgerald – January 14, 2015 865 Email
Linkedin Email Facebook Print NewsHealthLimerick carers not getting enough supportBy Bernie English – July 7, 2018 1327 WhatsApp Twitter Advertisement THE EXPERIENCE of a Limerick man trying to care for his mother in her dementia illustrates the lack of support services available in Limerick, according to the Alzheimer Society of Ireland (ASI)Member of the Dementia Carers Campaign Network (DCCN), Micheál Rowsome, whose story featured recently in the Limerick Post said: “Dementia care in Ireland needs to change and that begins with early diagnosis.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “When I first spoke to the Public Health Nurse, I was told I couldn’t get any services until my Mum was diagnosed, that was a severe blow and I remember thinking we were on our own here. Mum’s dementia affected us all. Because of a lack of supports and services everyone in the house became unwell.”The Alzheimer Society of Ireland (ASI) is calling on the Government to invest €12 million towards community supports for people with dementia which has been outlined in the Pre-Budget Submission ‘Dementia Support Across Ireland – Building Communities of Care’.The mid-term review of the National Dementia Strategy (NDS), which was launched in May, acknowledges that people with dementia and their families are still dealing with inadequate services and supports and states that additional funding is required.According to a dementia services mapping project carried out by the ASI and the HSE’s National Dementia Office (NDO), not only does access to community dementia-specific services across Ireland vary depending on where you live but no county in Ireland has an acceptable level of dementia support.“Limerick, like every county in Ireland, is not sufficiently resourced to provide a basic minimum standard of care for people with dementia. There are serious gaps in the services provided in Limerick,” an ASI spokesman said.None of the following services are provided according to the mapping project carried out by ASI & HSE: Alzheimers Café’s, Dementia Assistive Technology Library, Dementia Cognitive Therapies, Dementia Counselling Service, Dementia In-Home Respite and People with Dementia Support Groups.In Limerick, the ASI is calling for funding for dementia carer support groups, dementia family carer programmes and a dementia social club. Previous articleConcert hit at Limerick Summer MusicNext articleLimerick house prices rise by €20 000 in last year 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.