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March 2020

All organised walking is postponed until further notice. 

Walking January & February 2020

We have the 3 Bridges Walking Group back up and running Mondays and Thursdays at 6:30pm. Also in the coming weeks Alice O Farrell will be setting up the Nordic Walking when the evening brighten (we'll keep you posted). Until then here is information about the 3 Bridges Walking Group. You don't need to be a member of the Limerick Dragons to come along we welcome all new walkers.

For anyone who wants to join us for the 3 Bridges Walking we are now walking Mondays and Thursdays at 6:30pm 

Meet at the Treaty Stone at 6:30pm sharp. Please wear Hi-Viz vest/jacket/bands.

Any queries please contact our own Brima on 0863256336.

Put it in your calendars and we'll see you all Mondays or Wednesdays or maybe both evenings!

Remember there is no such thing as bad weather just bad clothes! So dress for the weather and wear good footwear. 

 

Autumn Nordic Walking 2019 

Thursday morning session at 10:00am starting the 26th of September. Taking place in Shelbourne Park. Remember there is no such thing as bad weather just bad clothes! So dress for the weather and wear good footwear.

Members of the Limerick Dragons would know that Trish Sutton organised a workshop with Frank Fahy, from Fitwalk in May 2019. Resulting in that we now have 5 members who attended the Fitsticks Trainer Course, and we are eager to pass on everything we learned and keep fit. So come along and join us for some fresh air, clear your head while doing some light exercise.

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October 6th   2019

Many of the Limerick Dragons are supporting the above walk and we

look forward to catching up with members and supporting the

Symptomatic Breast Unit here in the University Hospital Limerick.

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From left to right Orla Kaiser, Alice O Farrell, Trish Sutton and Lisa Walshe.

Eithne Carey was our fifth member who attended the FitSticks Trainer Course. (someone had to take the photo!)

September's Autumn Nordic Walking 2019 

Is starting up Thursday morning session at 10:00am starting the 26th of September. Taking place in Shelbourne Park. 

Members of the Limerick Dragons would know that Trish Sutton organised a workshop with Frank Fahy, from Fitwalk in May 2019. Resulting in that we now have 5 members who attended the Fitsticks Trainer Course, and we are eager to pass on everything we learned and keep fit.

 

 

July & August 2019 

We are taking a short break from walking and Nordic Walking for these months, so members can get in as much paddling as possible.

The 3 Bridges City Walking Group will resume again in September, and details will be posted shortly. We will also be starting off Nordic walking in various venues in September details to follow.

 

Limerick Dragons Welcomes you to our 3 Bridges City Walking Group 

The Limerick Dragons 3 Bridges Walking Group takes place Wednesdays 
 
Meeting time is 7pm for warm up at the Treaty Stone

Come along to one of our walks. We are delighted to see new people come along and join in, no formalities, we are here for the walking! Bring a friend come as often as you like. Everyone walks at their own pace, so there is a place for everyone. As of the 13th of March, we'll have the usual walkers and some of the Limerick Dragons will be bringing their Nordic Walking sticks so there'll be more of a workout, take your pick and suit your ability: Walking or Nordic Walking.

 

 

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 Limerick Dragons  enjoying the 3 Bridges Walk March 6th 2019 

7:00 pm Wednesdays 

Open to all adults over 18 years of age male/female fitness is for everyone!

You are more than welcome to come along.

Brima is going to be your host from the Dragons.

contact no Brima 0863256336

The three Bridges Sli na Slainte Walk covers 3.6km starting at Clancy's Strand, by the Treaty Stone. The walk follows a stunning route along the banks of the River Shannon. If you are interested in coming along we are running this Monday evening from September.

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Just some of our Walkers February 1st 2018 here in Mungret Park 

During January & February 2018  Limerick Sports Partnership Joined the Limerick Dragons Walking Group here in Mungret, so we are a mix of Limerick Dragons and interested Walkers who are here because of Limerick Sports Partnership.

The more the merrier!

Open to all Breast Cancer Survivors, Friends and Family set in the beautiful surrounding of Limerick's Newest Park, Vidette is running the Nordic Walking Group which was set up in the spring of 2017, and is gaining more interest each week. You are more than welcome to come along as often as you like and as casual as you like, bring a friend, or meet new ones while getting fit. Contact Vidette to see are we walking or taking a break:0874179916 

 

Limerick Dragons Walking Group Mondays 7:00pm The Three Bridges

Welcome back ladies, this promises to be an entertaining stroll with Brima & Naomi starting The Three Bridges Slí na Sláinte walk  Monday evenings. This is a 3.6km route which starts at Clancy’s Strand by the Treaty Stone. The walk follows a stunning route along the banks of the River Shannon. If your interested in coming along here are the dates we are running this:

16th 23rd 30th of April

14th 21st 28th  of May

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Contact Brima at 0863256336  or Naomi 0866072593

February 2018

We are taking a break now after finishing a 8 week programme, we will be resuming again in the coming weeks.

Brima will be starting up again soon The Three Bridges Slí na Sláinte walk  Monday evenings this is a 3.6km route which starts at Arthur's Quay Park starting from Chez le Fab Cafe (the old Tourist Office). The walk follows a stunning route along the banks of the River Shannon, crossing Matthew Bridge, passing St. Mary's Cathedral and the historic King John's Castle, before crossing Thomond Bridge, and passing the Treaty Stone on Clancy's Strand.

The route continues 1km along the waterfront, passing Sarsfield Bridge and onto O'Callaghan's Strand and taking in Limerick's beautiful new boardwalk. Following the loop along the North Circular Road, the route takes a left turn and then crosses the Shannon Bridge. The route then returns to the starting point at Arthurs Quay via Bishop's Quay, Bedford Row and Henry Street.

Contact Brima at 0863256336 

 

October & November 2017

During the month of October and November '17 in conjuction with Limerick Sport Partnership we are running a 6 week course using Activator poles. One session per week using the activator poles which are different from Nordic Walking Poles promotes joint mobility, balance strenght and aerobic fitness. 

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Above:Far Left Vidette, Naomi and Eithne, 8th of September 2017

Second Photo: More Nordic Walkes

We aim to get fit/keep fit through Walking, Aquatic and Dragon Boating.

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Above Walkers with Activator Poles 12/10/17 Mungret Park, in conjunction with Limerick Dragons and Limerick Sports Partnership.

Above: Walkers trying our the Activator Poles, of course most of us are trying to improve our core strength and posture, walking with the activator poles also reduces impact on hip and knee joints.

 

 A Little History About Our Walking Group

Limerick Dragons Walking Group  started in the winter of 2016 meeting Mondays and Wednesday starting at Chez le Fab cafe, Arthurs Quay. A way of keeping fit over the winter months.

Limerick Dragons Nordic Walking Group began a short time later meeting Wednesday's 3:00pm at Shannon Rowing Club. (This was a 6 week course) and it wasn't long and we started a second Nordic Walking Group in Mungret in the Spring of 2017.

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If you are living with Liymphedema and looking for a Manual Lymph drainage Massage Therapist you can contact Trish Sutton. Trish is also one of the first Helms trained up in the Limerick Dragons and she participated in the IBCPC Dragon Boat Festival, Florence 2018, along with 5 more Limerick Dragons. Contact 0851136313.

If your interested in learning to swim/develop your aquatic skills contact Orla Kaiser by clicking here  Waterzone Orla organises Swim lessons and Water Exercises for the Limerick Dragons. Orla is a founding member of the Limerick Dragons.