Killing of Limerick’s Viking King to be re-enacted

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first_imgNewsKilling of Limerick’s Viking King to be re-enactedBy Staff Reporter – July 7, 2014 749 Detached, beautifully presented family home in the heart of Clonlara Village WhatsApp Print Twitter Gardaí appeal for witnesses to road traffic collision in Kilrush, Co Clare Facebook Big investment lined up for Bunratty tourist attraction Email Previous articleCeltic FC coaches set up soccer camp in LimerickNext articleLough Derg Becomes Food Hotspot Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR by Claire O’BrienSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up claire@limerickpost.ieBRIAN Ború’s 10th century invasion of the monastic settlement of Scattery Island and the subsequent killing of the Viking King of Limerick and his two sons will be re-enacted in County Clare later this month.The re-enactment of the raid by Brian Ború’s and his Dal Cais army will be the main event of the upcoming Scattery Island Festival, running from July 26 to 27.The festival features guided walks,lectures,music and song and marine activities celebrating the island’s association with the Vikings,Brian Boru,the Spanish Armada and later as a defence outpost for the British.The re-enactment is part of the national Brian Ború Programme and coincides with the millennial anniversary of Boru’s death at the Battle of Clontarf in 2014.Rita Mc Carthy of the Scattery Island Heritage & Tourism Group said that the re-enactment will be the focal point of this year’s Festival,the theme of which is ‘Invade Scattery’.Also taking place over the course of the weekend is a Ceremony of Remembrance for past inhabitants of the Island. Ms.Mc Carthy said “We are inviting former island inhabitants and anyone with a connection with Scattery or indeed, its rich history to join us on the weekend of July 26-27th”.For more details visit www.brianborumillennium.ie TAGSBrian BorúCounty ClareScattery Island Festival What’s in a name? Public to have their say in renaming of city landmarks Linkedin Advertisement Clare County Council to purchase Holy Island last_img read more

Allardyce: Carroll must be tough

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first_imgWest Ham manager Sam Allardyce accepts England forward Andy Carroll faces a big mental challenge to recover from his latest injury setback – which is normally suffered by “ballerinas and basketball players”. Press Association Sport understands Carroll has travelled to Europe – boarding a plane for Belgium on Friday morning – to begin a rehabilitation programme which the club hopes will not require an operation, but equally no time frame has been set for a possible return to full match fitness. While Allardyce is confident the 6ft 3ins former Newcastle frontman will recover from the setback, the Irons boss understands there are personal battles for him to overcome ahead of a season which, if all goes well, could end with playing for England at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. “It is a big challenge for Andy because he has got to be mentally really tough now,” said Allardyce. “He has to be really, really focused and we have got to make sure we keep his spirits up whenever we get the chance because it is a lonely place to be when you are injured, and certainly for the length of time he has been injured. “This will make him feel pretty low for a while, but he has to battle through that and we will look after the psychological side as well as the physical side. At the end of the day it is just about getting him fit as quick as we possibly can.” Allardyce revealed the nature of Carroll’s latest fitness problem was linked to the centre-forward’s style of play. “What you find on my research is that this is an unusual injury for footballers. It probably more revolves around people like ballerinas and basketball players because of the bounding side of it,” the West Ham manager said. “What caused Andy’s injury in the first place is his leap – he leapt up high for a ball against Reading on the last day of the season and landed (awkwardly on his foot). That is what happens with basketball players because they are 22 stone and 6ft 7ins, it more occurs in those sports. The 24-year-old – signed on a permanent £15million deal from Liverpool after a loan spell last season – had looked to be on his way back to full fitness following an Achilles problem. However, he then broke down during a training session earlier this week with a foot injury when he aggravated the plantar fascia tissue which supports the arch, and is so now set for another extended spell on the sidelines. “Once it has healed, it is about managing it then. Eventually it will be gone, but there is still a period of time after the injury has healed where he will get some discomfort through the foot. We will do all we can to eliminate that as quickly as possible.” Carroll had been selected by England manager Roy Hodgson for the friendlies against the Republic of Ireland and Brazil at the end of last season, only to be forced out by another untimely injury. While the latest setback is not expected to hamper his international chances over the longer-term, Allardyce maintains the focus must first be on getting the forward fighting fit for club duties. “I wouldn’t even speculate on that (Carroll’s place in the England side) because the important thing for me is to get Andy Carroll fit and playing for West Ham United,” Allardyce continued. “He had forged his way back into Roy’s plans at the end of last season, but then unfortunately had to report that he had picked up the (Achilles) injury, otherwise he would have travelled with England. “It is a big year for Andy to be at West Ham scoring goals and also trying to get himself into the World Cup squad, if we (England) qualify.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Verla May Stewart, 93, Mayfield: May 6, 1920 – Jan. 30, 2014

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first_imgVerna StewartVerna May Stewart, age 93, died Thursday, January 30, 2014 at McAlester Nursing Center in McAlester, OK.  Verna was a life long Wellington and Mayfield resident until 2000 when she moved to McAlester to be near her daughter.Verna May (Dawson) Stewart was born on May 6, 1920 in Mayfield, KS to Benjamin Harrison Dawson and Bertha Helen (Beatty) Dawson.Verna married William Edgar Stewart II on January 23, 1943 in Riverside, CA.  He preceded her in death on January 6, 1975.She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Edgar; one daughter, Barbara Jean Stewart; one brother, Alvin Dawson; and one sister, Mildred Prather.Survivors include her two children, E. Leon Stewart and his wife Bobbie of Wellington and Maxine Davidson and her husband Bruce of McAlester, OK; sister-in-law, Colletta Dawson of Wellington; 10 grandchildren, Felica (Dale) Arnhart of Dustin, OK, Forrest (Kristi) Kirkes, Lee (Carrie) Kirkes, Joi (Butch) Rankin all of Hartshorne, OK, Richard Davidson of Tulsa, OK, Corby (Julie) Hibbs of Wellington, Mike (Viviana) Tucker of Virginia, Titus Stewart, Shay (Cristina) Stewart, and Caleb Stewart all of Wellington; great grandchildren, BreAnn (Cory) Goshe of Hartshorne, OK, ChyAnn Vaughn of Edmond, OK, Craig (Ashton) Kirkes, Holly (Tyler) Kitchell, Austin Kirkes, Paige Kirkes, Jaegar Adams, Kaleb Adams all of Hartshore, OK, Bridgett Armhart of Destin, OK, Deric (Kylei) Hibbs, Briawna (Trevor) Bain, Abigayle Hibbs, and Chloe Hibbs all of Wellington, Madison Tucker, Tanner Stewart, and Tatum Stewart all of Wichita, Sheadyn Stewart, Loudyn Stewart, Gage Stewart, and Greyson Stewart all of Wellington; great great grandchildren, Jake Kitchell, Kaedynce Kirkes, and Corbin Goshe all of Hartshorne, OK, Corbin Hibbs, Avrei Hibbs, Ashton Hibbs, Braylen Hibbs, and Brantley Hibbs all of Wellington.Funeral Services will be held at Frank Funeral Home on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 1:30 P.M.  Pastor Dan Floyd will officiate.  Interment will follow the service at the Osborne Cemetery in Mayfield, KS.Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 from 1 to 8 p.m. The family will be present to greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m.A memorial has been established with the Mayfield Community Building Fund.  Contributions can be left at the funeral home.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.netlast_img read more