Previous articleRAI awards 2012 recognises industry bestNext articleFranz Ferdinand are back admin Twitter Advertisement Facebook Linkedin NewsLocal NewsSt Michael’s – last resting place of Ellen ArthurBy admin – May 15, 2012 982 Email Marie Hobbins charts history of city’s least known graveyard with Dr James RingONE of the least known graveyards in Limerick city is St Michael’s which, ironically, is located in the heart of the city. Just across from the Granary Building, the cemetery is behind the BDO offices on Michael Street and many people using the Charlotte Quay Car Park pass it every day.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Director of Limerick Civic Trust, Dr James Ring, points out that the Trust has been responsible for St Michael’s Graveyard, which was one of the very first projects it became involved with in 1986.“St Michael’s is arguably one of the least known graveyards in Limerick and the odd thing about it is that it is in the city centre – with the majority of the people who pass it every day and probably admire the beautiful stone boundary wall, not knowing what’s behind it”.Promising not to deliver a history lesson on the cemetery, Dr Ring says:“The noted Limerick historian, Kevin Hannon, has already done so in a brilliant article in the Old Limerick Journal but I will say that it is worth a visit to this small graveyard.“There is so much Limerick history attached to it – such as it being the burial place of Ellen Arthur, whose tomb may be lost but her name lives on in Ellen Street, which is named after her.“When the Civic Trust got involved with the graveyard in the early 80’s, it had suffered the best part of a century of neglect.“Now, after a lot of hard work from the Civic Trust it has been relandscaped and is cleaned and maintained on a weekly basis”.The restored graveyard was formally opened in 1986 by the then Deputy Michael Noonan. who at the time, was the Minister for Industry and Commerce.“Whilst many of the tombs and headstones are now gone, some are preserved, but at least the souls buried there will have some monument to their memory, and regardless of whether or not we know who is buried here, this graveyard and those buried here, are still part of our history.“Next time you are in town, take a look, it’s worth seeing.”Dr Ring is very pleased with the latest project undertaken by the Trust, the Ballinacura Weston Grotto.“Over many years this grotto, which means so much to the community in the area, was vandalised and destroyed.“However, thanks to a great team effort between ourselves, Limerick City Council, Limerick Regeneration and local residents, we have turned this into a grotto the whole of Limerick can now be proud of.“There was a superb party atmosphere on the day of opening, enhanced by the brilliant CBS Pipe Band and I was delighted to see my old school represented on the day – apart from the odd deserved detention, I have nothing but good memories of CBS.“When the grotto was finished a lot of people from the area thanked me for getting the Civic Trust involved and some people complained that they didn’t like the look of the statue after it was painted.“I guess you have to take criticism with praise in this game but I will leave the debate to you all.“I think the grotto and Our Lady herself look great but have a look yourselves!“Next month I will take a look at the two bridges that Limerick Civic Trust can be credited with establishing in Limerick – the Sylvester O’Halloran Bridge by the Potato Market, and The Guinness Bridge on the canal.” Print WhatsApp
Bath, Ind.— A Monday accident at Hetrick and Springfield Roads resulted in minor injuries to seven people.A report from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department says a vehicle driven by Ruben Sanchez, 29, of Hamilton, Ohio, failed to stop at a stop sign the intersection at 6 p.m. and collided with a vehicle driven by John Rosenberger, 55, of Bath. The impact caused Sanchez’s vehicle to flip onto its top.Sanchez and passengers, Stephanie Pena, 25, Camila Andres, 8, Carolyn Andres, 7 and Carla Andres, 6, were transported by EMS to McCullough-Hyde Hospital in Oxford, Ohio for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Rosenberger was transported to a local hospital by personal vehicle with non-life threatening injuries.
UPDATED: Oct. 11, 2017 at 6:29 p.m.The Publix and Winn Dixie’s in Miami resembled a “zombie apocalypse.” Inside the grocery stores, Miami resident and Hurricanes defender Tati Pardo gazed at empty refrigerators, bare sections where water normally sat on shelves and a few boxes of packaged food.In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, which hit Miami late on Sept. 10, spurring university-wide evacuations, drivers raced through broken streetlights that should have been four-way stops. Objects blown by over 100 mph wind gusts littered the streets. Trees collapsed sideways in Pardo’s yard, just as they did for UM coach Mary-Frances Monroe. Players heard about people fighting over supplies in stores.“It was just so dark because none of the street lights were working … it was just really dangerous,” Pardo said. “Everything looked really ugly. It still does, Miami looks kind of brown now instead of bright and green.”All of Miami’s (4-7, 0-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) women’s soccer players except for Charlsey Zyne and Pardo fled Coral Gables, Florida, during the storm. Six games into the 2017 season, the athletes escaped to Orlando or one of a half-dozen states. Miami’s final two nonconference games were cancelled. Now, the team travels to Syracuse to make up the delayed would-have-been-ACC opener with the Orange (6-5-2, 1-3-1 ACC) on Wednesday at 1 p.m.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAs Irma approached, it was the first Category 5 hurricane to threaten Florida since Wilma in 2005. The University of Miami evacuated even the storm-equipped freshman dorms. On Sep. 6, following a six-game road trip, Monroe let her team go. Her house was open to anyone who needed it and those unable to return home could go north to Orlando for shelter.Monroe and deputy athletic director Jennifer Strawley talked at least 20 times every day leading up to the storm, she said. They tried to come up with a plan for what was predicted to be a Category 5 hurricane, the magnitude of which Monroe has not handled. So, the athletic department decided to have everybody leave campus.“That period was actually very scary,” Pardo said. “It was looking like (the storm) was coming right toward us … I was jealous of (teammates) leaving, because in the early days we thought it was going to hit us directly, so I thought my house was going to be destroyed.”The rush to get out became more difficult with airlines charging “almost $2,000” for one-way tickets, Monroe said. Senior forward Ronnie Johnson struggled to find a flight to Toronto. When she finally found one from Orlando, she had no means of getting there. Sophomore midfielder Lexi Castellano invited Johnson to stay with her in northern Georgia instead.Sophomore midfielder Kristina Fisher and redshirt junior goalkeeper Phallon Tullis-Joyce crafted a survival kit, complete with food, batteries and a flashlight. Tullis-Joyce went to Shoreham, New York, to ride out the storm. Fisher stayed in, Jupiter, Florida.The team’s exodus was complete when Irma’s path shifted west and hovered over south Florida as a Category 3, then weakening another Category 2. Zyne, Pardo and Monroe, all staying at home in Miami, sighed in relief.“The wind gusts were the scariest,” Zyne said. “It kind of sounded like a freight train or something like that. It was really loud … I had two dogs in the apartment so I actually had to go outside during the hurricane to let them go to the bathroom … one of my dogs actually fell over when I was walking her because the wind was so strong.”Zyne had planned on taking the LSAT in Syracuse on Sept. 16. With the delay, she had to travel there alone. When she reunited with teammates in Virginia, it had been 11 days.Players in other states could run or get touches on soccer fields. For Zyne and Pardo, downed powerlines and flooded streets made going outside too dangerous. One week after the team dispersed and the storm died down, Monroe gave them 48 hours leeway to make it back in order to coordinate flights or provide enough time for long drives.“To be honest, (soccer) wasn’t my priority,” Monroe said. “Of course I’m a soccer coach and I’m super competitive, but it was the worst timing possible.”The hurricane occurring in the midst of their schedule forced the team to immediately prepare for another road trip. They had only played one home game over one month into their schedule due to the cancellations.On Sept. 14, half the team returned three days prior to another road trip to Virginia to open ACC play. Johnson and Castellano drove 18 hours to be there. Miami suffered numerous power outages. The university had none, preventing it from using the facilities. To practice, the team traveled five miles to use Christopher Columbus (Florida) High School’s field.“You guys can either be victims or you can take control of this situation,” Monroe told her players.They did some conditioning, but mostly got into two teams and scrimmaged to get touches.“Everybody was just really lethargic,” Johnson said. “The first two practices we had, the first one with part of the team and the second one where we had the whole team back, it was a little bit strange. Then the third day it started feeling back to normal.”The team departed for Virginia on Sept. 17 to get acclimated early. They had only three practices on hand and under 24 hours together as a full team. Virginia’s coach Steve Swanson, a long-time friend of Monroe’s, invited the whole team over to his house for dinner. It was the beginning of nine-day road trip before playing their first home game in over one month.The Hurricanes took the field for their first game in over two weeks on Sept. 21, losing 1-0 to Virginia. But, to Monroe, she was proud of her team because that game meant more than soccer.In the weeks since, Miami has yet to win an ACC game as it travels to Syracuse to play the game that Irma stole from them in September. The Hurricanes season has been one of nonstop travel, but they’re relieved nonetheless.“It definitely stinks for us,” Pardo said. “(But) it could have been a lot worse.”This post has been updated with appropriate style. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 11, 2017 at 12:38 am Contact Bobby: [email protected]