‘Bewitching Sweetness of Limerick’s Swan of Erin, Catherine Hayes’ – Published Limerick Life Newspaper, July 2016

The birthdate of Catherine Hayes is unknown, but it is believed that she was baptised on the 8th November 1818.  Her parents were recorded as Arthur Williamson Hayes (a pipe-and-drum bandmaster) and Mary Carroll, who may have been English by birth (according to Basil Walsh, author of Catherine Hayes: The Hibernian Prima Donna).   They lived […]

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Selection of ‘Limerick’s Top Chefs: The Recipe Collection’ Features, Published in Limerick Life Newspaper 2016

A short selection of recently published ‘Limerick’s Top Chefs: The Recipe Collection’ Features, originally published in Limerick Life Newspaper in 2016

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‘Michael Hartnett, The Teaboy of the Western World’ – Published Limerick Life Newspaper June 2016

On the 18th September 1941, in Croom Hospital, Co. Limerick, Denis and Bridie Harnett were delivered of a baby boy.  Due to an error, his birth certificate was registered with the name Michael Hartnett, a mistake he later chose to live with, as it was closer to the Irish version of his surname, Ó hAirtnéide.  […]

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