Apple iPad users can now long on to www.limerickpost.ie and click on the digital edition and avail of all of our features.The Limerick Post Android app, for Android devices 2.0 and up, is also available at the Android Market Place by simply searching Limerick or Limerick Post.Our iPhone App continues to be available from the iTunes App store where it has been downloaded 5,000 times since its launch last year. Previous articleExciting plan for former city churchNext articleWillie’s worst nightmare admin Linkedin NewsLocal NewsLimerick Post launch iPad ready edition and Android AppBy admin – March 24, 2011 609 Email Facebook WhatsApp Print Twitter Advertisement iPhone App has over 5,000 downloadsLimerick Post are continuing to provide news and sport to our readers in as many ways as possible with the launch of our iPad ready digital edition and an Android App.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up You can now read the Limerick Post at anytime on your iPad, Android phone or iPhone.
In just a few short weeks, premiere funk group Lettuce will return to one of most storied venues of all time, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, for a true musical celebration that could only be dubbed “Rage Rocks.” With The Wailers, Manic Focus, Pete Rock and Rahzel, the funk phenoms will let loose in Colorado on June 10th, and we couldn’t be more excited. Tickets are still available here.It seems like just yesterday that Lettuce joined forces with The Motet at Red Rocks for a glorious night of funk tunes. On June 6th 2015, Lettuce hit the stage, dropping funk bombs left and right on a thoroughly excited crowd. The band brought out tons of their classics, and even called on Nigel Hall to lend his vocals to their instrumental grooves. Check out our full review here.In celebration of the upcoming Red Rocks show, we wanted to throw it back with some footage from last year’s performance. Here are five choice cuts from Red Rocks 2015, sure to get you pumped up for Red Rocks 2016!By Any Shmeeans Necessary > Colorado Love > By Any Shmeeans NecessaryGet GreasyChiefPhyllisMakin’ My Way Back Home w/ Nigel HallAll videos were filmed by Jordan Inglee and mastered by Phil Salvaggio, for the purposes of Lettuce’s Live BitTorrent bundle. Lettuce’s Red Rocks throwdown, “Rage Rocks,” kicks off on June 10th, with support from The Wailers, Manic Focus, Pete Rock and Rahzel. Tickets are on sale now and can be found here!Check out last year’s setlist below.Setlist: Lettuce at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO – 6/6/15Big Anthem, By Any Shmeeans Necessary > Colorado Love > By Any Shmeeans Necessary, Get Greasy, Chief, Phyllis, Breakout > Relax > Jesus Dre > Trap > Madison Square, Squadlive > Lettsanity, Lett Zeppelin, Do It Like You Do > Makin’ My Way Back Home
Wil Haygood, biographer and journalist for The Washington Post, spoke in the Hesburgh Center Auditorium on Tuesday evening about his work in journalism and about his books, including the award-winning “The Butler: A Witness to History,” which was released concurrently with the critically-acclaimed film of the same name.Rosie Biehl | The Observer Haygood, who is visiting campus as a journalist-in-residence of the John W. Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics and Democracy, said he was shocked to find that no one had told the story of Eugene Allen, a White House butler who served eight presidents, before he did. Haygood said he knew he had to retell the life story of such an interesting man.“I asked Allen if anyone had ever written a story about him. He looked me and said, ‘If you think I’m worthy I believe you’d be the first.’ It hurt me deeply that he didn’t consider his own life worthy of retelling,” Haygood said. “I had no idea how much the story would resonate with readers, but I knew I had a story that would excite me. I knew it was a story that I wanted to write.”Haygood described his intense desire to write as a reporter and the obstacles he faced just getting his foot in the door.“I didn’t have enough experience when I started out to be a full-time reporter so I decided to take a test to be a copy editor and I was hired,” Haygood said. “I was at that position for a year and a half, but I fiercely wanted to write.“So on my days off I used to go around town and talk to people and find stories. So after that time I had over 100 unpaid stories published in order to have some clips to send to other editors.”Haygood said he saw his writing career as a natural progression from his career has a journalist and that the two work together to help him in both pursuits.“A lot of the authors that I had admired had their roots in newspapers,” he said. “I was used to writing 3,000 word articles, and about 45 of those would be about the length of a book. I knew that if I wanted to write books that I would have the skills and the training.“I wanted to have my journalism lead to something else, and books just started calling me and grabbing my interest.”Haygood said for him, writing has always been about telling good stories and getting them to people in a medium that is unlike any other.“I think I’ve always wanted to write, to bring a picture to the page without a picture,” he said. “The best novels can make you see and visualize a whole world without any pictures. That’s what I want to do with my writing.”Tags: Gallivan Program, Journalism Ethics & Democracy, The Butler, The Washington Post, Wil Haygood