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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

Students attend Career Expo

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first_imgAbbey Coons remembers attending Notre Dame’s Career Expo in 2003, where she secured an internship for General Electric (GE). Now, she’s back as a recruiter looking for students with initiative and experience. “I think companies like GE specifically like Notre Dame’s work ethic and integrity,” she said. “It really meshes with company values.” Nearly 1,800 students attended the Fall Career Fair Wednesday at the Joyce Athletics and Convocation Center to scout out summer internships and post-graduate jobs from 140 companies — just as Coons once did. To prepare for the Career Fair, many students took advantage of the services at the Career Center in Flanner Hall. “There have been many students even early in the year,” said Laura Flynn, assistant director at the Career Center. “It’s been a busy couple of weeks.” Junior Amy Holsinger worked with the Career Center to prepare her résumé. “I feel like I’ve been living in Flanner the past few weeks,” she said. “The résumé review has been amazing.” But even with preparation, standing out in a sea of accomplished, suit-clad students isn’t easy. “I did an internship before, but I know it’s hard for most people to get one,” senior Caitlin Foster said. Flynn said students of a variety of ages were expected to attend the Career Fair. “We definitely expect the seniors to be looking for jobs, and the sophomores and juniors for internships,” she said. This dedication and enthusiasm for finding a job doesn’t go unnoticed by potential employers. “They’ve really provided a new high standard,” said Dian Flittner of Sentry Insurance. Laurie Bryne, representing the medical equipment manufacturer Stryker, said the company plans to recruit Notre Dame students heavily.   “We elevated the status of Notre Dame in 2008 as a core school, which is a school that Stryker has determined to partner with to recruit for the entire company,” said Byrne, the company’s associate director of staffing and talent sourcing.   Though many students hope to obtain an interview as a result of the Career Fair, Kevin Monahan, associate director of the Career Center, said attending the Career Expo doesn’t necessarily have to be part of a detailed strategy for finding a career. Instead, it can provide the students with the chance to get their names into the opening market, he said. “Career Expos are about getting information from employers and making a good impression,” he said. “The economy is still a little tight, but things are definitely looking up for employment.” Still, many students hope the Career Expo will lead to success stories like that of Coons, who expects companies to continue considering Notre Dame students as strong candidates. “I received an internship with GE through the same recruiting process in 2003 and have been with them ever since,” she said.last_img read more