Limerick Regeneration Watch receives no sponsorship, we survive on donations from individual members and affiliated groups. We have however, sponsored a number of events aimed at promoting awareness and positivity.
Moyross Charity Event
Limerick Regeneration Watch and the Moyross Residents Alliance were the main sponsors of this event, which saw the Monks of Moyross take on the Gardaí in a Charity Cup soccer match and win. The event was well attended with over 1,000 people turned up to see the match, which took place in Shelbourne Park on 16th May 2010. Over €2,000 was raised for Special Olympics Ireland and the Irish Cancer Society. View Event Programme
Limerick Regeneration Watch was proud to sponsor the critically acclaimed 'Spinal Krapp', a play
by resident playwright, Darren Maher, author of 3 successful
plays written at his home in Weston Gardens in the designated regeneration area of Ballinacurra Weston (parts of). 'Spinal Krapp'
is Darren's fourth play and has been described as a "stand-up tragedy" and "a mix of light pop culture and dark drama". The play is a monolouge with actor Zeb Moore taking the lead to recount the tough working-class childhood of his character. It has been performed at Limerick
Unfringed 2010, The Loft, Electric Picnic 2010 and the 10 Days in Dublin Festival 2012. View Event Programme
Love Peace & Robbery
The Ballinacurra Weston Residents' Alliance sponsored the play Love, Peace and Robbery during its run at the Belltable in November 2011, with a special performance at the West End Youth Centre in Ballinacurra Weston. The play is about two ex-cons just out of Limerick Prison. They are required to attend a daily substance abuse programme. This along with a pair of court-ordered curfews leaves them with limited opportunity to reconnect with those they’ve wronged in the past: girlfriends, stepsons and one particularly put upon terrier. The ex-cons were played by Jim Moroney and Jay Red, who were brilliant. Myles Breen, who played a host of characters (Guard, witness, stepson, wife, terrier, etc.), stole the show. Magic Roundabout Theatre Company was responsible for this production, and it did not disappoint. Fast paced and extremely funny, the play was well received by the audience at the West End, The play was directed by Darren Maher of Weston Gardens, who along with the actors and producer, Zeb Moore, answered questions from the audience after the play and gave advice to those that might be interested in a career in theatre. View Event Programme
The Monks Vs Munster Sporting Legends
The Ballinacurra Weston Residents' Alliance were delighted to sponsor this event, which took place on the 20th of May 2012, Munster Sporting Legends took on The Monks of Moyross (and won) and Limerick FC took on a select team from the Limerick District Junior League, Over 2,000 people attended the games at Shelbourne Park. The event raised over €2,000 for Pieta House, the Centre for the Prevention of Self-Harm or Suicide, which officially opened it’s doors in January 2006. They have seen and helped over 3000 people, and opened up two Outreach Centres, and two other Centres of Excellence in both Dublin and Limerick. View Event Programme
Limerick Toy Show
The Moyross Residents' Alliance are the main sponsors and organisers of this annual event since Christmas 2010. The Limerick Toy Show was the brainchild of Jamie Daly. It was first held in the magical Christmas set up at the Green Hills Hotel Ennis Road Limerick which had a huge stage and auditorium with seating for upwards of 400 people. It was a magical experience for both adults and children with local schools involved and it delivered; lots of toys on display in the festively decorated venue, children demonstrating how the toys work, lots of well known acts performing and a monster raffle with some great prizes. The shows have raised over €10,000 for charities such as Limerick Youth Service, St. Munchins Community Centre, Crumlin children's Hospital and other local charities and the toys were donated to Bernardos. There was no Limerick Toy Show in 2012 as they were unable to secure a venue, but they plan to return in 2013. Visit Limerick Toy Show Website