London commemoration for famous Limerick exiles

first_imgEmail Print WhatsApp Advertisement Twitter NewsLocal NewsLondon commemoration for famous Limerick exilesBy Alan Jacques – October 27, 2015 1052 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook TAGSCatherine HayesKensal Green CemeterylimerickLimerick Association of LondonSean Og Hanley WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads center_img Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Previous articleNational recognition for Limerick Tippy Talk’ projectNext articleNot all Doon and gloom in County Limerick Alan Jacques Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Catherine Hayesby Alan Jacqu[email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Catherine HayesTHE Limerick Association of London will hold a special commemoration ceremony to honour two famous Limerick people who are buried in Kensal Green cemetery on Sunday, November 1.The Association will firstly honour the legendary Limerick Gael Sean Og Hanley on the centenary of his death. A native of Kilfinane, he was a member of the Limerick senior hurling team of 1897 that captured Limericks’ first All-Ireland senior hurling title.Shortly after this victory, Sean Og emigrated to London where he died at the young age of 38 and was laid to rest in Kensal Green in 1915. The grave has been carefully restored and maintained under the watchful eye of the Limerick Association of London.A commemoration will also take place on November 1 at the graveside of Limerick opera singer Catherine Hayes. A native of Patrick Street, she achieved international fame with her magnificent soprano voice.One of the best-known singers of the nineteenth century, she performed for Kings and Queens, even giving a performance for Queen Victoria and 500 guests at Buckingham Palace. She made her debut as prima donna at the La Scala opera house in Milan in 1846, the first Irish woman to do so.She also lived in London and was buried in Kensal Green cemetery. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

Target’s expansion continues with takeover of old Kmart stores

first_imgFull Name* As of November, Target had 1,897 stores nationwide. (iStock) Target has scooped up five Kmart stores as the big-box chain continues to defy the financial havoc brought on by the pandemic.Transformco Properties — the parent of Kmart and Sears — has completed the sale and assignment of five Kmart store leases to Target Corporation, the company announced in a press release. The stores are in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina; Jackson, Wyoming; Scotts Valley, California; Wall, New Jersey; and Auburn, Maine.Though the pandemic was a death knell for many retailers, Target has been in expansion mode. The Minnesota-based chain is planning to open up to 40 stores a year, officials said at the company’s third-quarter earnings call last year. As of November, the company had 1,897 stores nationwide.A Target spokesperson confirmed the latest additions, and in a statement said, “we’re excited to bring an easy, safe and convenient shopping experience to new guests.”Read moreTarget to open 40 new stores a year; Q3 income jumpsHere are Manhattan’s priciest retail leases of 2020Target’s big NYC expansion continues with Soho lease It’s a different story for Kmart, which once operated over 2,100 stores across all 50 states. Transformco, which acquired both brands out of bankruptcy, plans to shutter 51 Sears locations and 45 Kmart stores by mid-February, according to USA Today. The company will operate just 182 stores in total following the closures.“We will continue to evaluate our Sears and Kmart footprint, consistent with our overall retail and service strategy,” Transformco said in a November statement.Transformco’s portfolio consists of 59.8 million square feet of real estate. In 2019, Transformco acquired 223 Sears and 202 Kmart stores from Sears Holdings for $5.2 billion.Contact Sasha Jones TagsRetailRetail Real EstateSearstarget Share via Shortlinkcenter_img Email Address* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Message*last_img read more

Luque stands up for ‘good guy’ Suarez

first_img He added: “After that game he admitted he was wrong and said sorry because that’s the type of guy he is. He is a good guy, and we all make mistakes. “He was quiet in the dressing room and kept to himself, but when he gets onto the pitch he is transformed. “He fights for everything, he’s very physical, and what happened with Ivanovic was unfortunate, but I’m sure he didn’t do it with any bad intentions or in bad faith.” Luque, a former Spain international who spent two years at Newcastle, claimed the incident was being blown out of proportion, even though Suarez was banned for seven matches while at Ajax for biting PSV Eindhoven’s Otman Bakkal. “In the Premier League everything is exaggerated a lot and perhaps this is getting more coverage because it’s not the first time something like this has happened to Luis,” he added. “There’s no need to give more importance to it. He has said sorry and that’s for the better. It is just an anecdote.” Luis Suarez has found an unlikely ally in former team-mate Albert Luque in the row over his biting of Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic. The Liverpool striker has been charged with violent conduct by the Football Association over the shocking incident in Sunday’s Barclays Premier League match. Luque played with Suarez at Ajax and the pair were involved in an on-field confrontation in a match against Feyenoord. A dispute between the pair over taking a free-kick led to them coming to blows in the dressing room at half-time and they had to be separated by team-mates. They were both substituted at the break and hit with heavy fines by Ajax. But Luque told Press Association Sport: “We were good friends before and after this incident and it was the only time I ever had a problem with him.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more