What does it mean to be shaped by Limerick? The project celebrates individuals who, just like Limerick, have more to them than meets the eye. Some of the people featured champion Limerick’s sporting and creative edge, while others, through their professions and personal pastimes embody what it means to embrace – to nurture, support and care for. Although there is no denying that they all exemplify the duality of the Limerick experience – our Limerick Edge and Embrace.
That’s what makes them shaped by Limerick.
Being shaped by Limerick is not something that happens at birth, it is the result of the lived experience of spending time in Limerick.
Being shaped by Limerick means you embrace those around you. Being shaped by Limerick means you are not afraid to show your edge.
Being shaped by Limerick makes you resilient. The individuals featured in this exhibition have been shaped by Limerick. Have you?
A student in Knockainey National School, 11 year old Pádraig O’Callaghan is probably best known for his role as the host of the Monday Motivation ‘Paudcast’. This 60 second motivational clip is released every Monday on www.Paudcast.ie. The idea was borne last year with the intention of helping people, young and old, by keeping them upbeat during the challenging Covid times. Since then, the ‘Paudcast’ has gone viral, with messages of support flowing in from around the world.
Pádraig is a proud Limerickman, and is also a proud supporter of Down Syndrome Limerick and Special Olympics Ireland. Another highlight of his public speaking career was when he addressed the Special Olympics World Forum, chaired by none other than Tim Shriver – a nephew of JFK!
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