Today we met the boys at Monaleen clubhouse at 8.30am after their night with host families. We then toured Limerick city on foot around the banks of the river Shannon lead by councillor Michael Sheehan. Seeing st Johns castle, St Mary's cathedral and a civic reception hosted by mayor Galvin.
Fr. Andrew spoke of the history of St Mary's cathedral a beautiful old church built in the 1600s with magnificent stained glass windows.
At Limerick city council we were greeted by mayor Galvin who took us into council chambers, welcomed the group to Limerick and gave us an insight into the operations of council and meetings. He also answered questions about comparing our economies, currently a beef farmer will get 1750 euro per head of cattle, council rates are typically 175 euro per year for a property valued at 300000 euro. Our visit concluded with a light lunch provided by Council.
And a Limerick from Mike Sheehan to close....
You're a fine group of Aussies it's clear
Who visit us year after year
A great team game you play
Lots of skill you display
We are so glad to have you come here.