Limerick Strand safety charter ensures you are in safe hands at the Strand – Pictured here is Stephen O’ Connor, General Manager with some of his team. Picture: Richard Lynch/ilovelimerick


“You’re in safe hands at The Strand”

At the Limerick Strand Hotel, the safety of the guests and team remains their utmost priority. This video shows just some of the new procedures put in place to ensure you and yours have a safe and happy visit to The Strand Hotel.

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Posted by WWW.ILOVELIMERICK.COM on Tuesday, August 11, 2020


You Are in Safe Hands At The Limerick Strand

The Limerick Strand Hotel was delighted to reopen this past Friday July 3rd and are inviting guests to come and explore the city and environs this summer.

Since the reopening the safety of their guests has become the Limerick Strand’s top priority as evidenced by their Failte Ireland Safety Charter proudly displayed in the lobby of the hotel. Fáilte Ireland has issued sector specific guidelines for tourism and hospitality businesses to guide them in how best to meet the Government’s public health advice and the Strand have excelled in meeting these standards.

Stephen O’ Connor, General Manager said, “My team and I are delighted to be able to welcome you back safely to Limerick. We take standards of hygiene and cleanliness very seriously, proudly display our Failte Ireland Safety Charter, and have over 150 hand sanitizing stations around the hotel. Seven of our management team have achieved a QQI level 5 qualification in infection prevent and control. You are in safe hands at the Strand.”

Beautifully perched overlooking the majestic River Shannon, blessed with superb facilities, warm and attentive staff plus a multi-award winning Chef, 4* Limerick Strand is the perfect place for an escape to the city or an ideal base for exploring the incredible surrounds of the Wild Atlantic Way.

To celebrate the re-opening they have some incredible offers available to book online with discounts including Book 2 nights and receive the 3rd night free!  and with room rates starting from €155 per room per night, you can enjoy a few days exploring the city and region, reconnecting with friends and family and making new memories along the way. Last year the hotel unveiled a new look for their contemporary bedrooms, suites and corridors refurbishing all and up-grading facilities.

Hotel guests can easily explore Limerick city on foot or hire a bike and take advantage of the green spaces along the Shannon riverbank or go further afield and explore the beautiful wooden trails and parks which include Curraghchase Forest Park, Ballyhoura Mountain Trails & Cratloe Woods. For the energetic, why not grab a kayak and see Limerick from the water with Limerick City Kayak Tours. Limerick Strand offers a complimentary range of walking, running and cycling map routes for hotel guests and are happy to provide suggested driving itineraries if guests fancy venturing a little further for a day trip as Limerick is the gateway to the Wild Atlantic Way. Also, they are at hand to organise a round of golf at nearby Rathbane and Castletroy golf courses, should you fancy hitting the greens.

The city is packed with historic places of interest, activities, cultural hotspots and great food stops including the famous Milk Market.   However, the city won’t be ‘packed’ so you will feel comfortable strolling and exploring this summer. Even better, why not order one of Executive Chef Tom Flavin’s bespoke Limerick produce inspired Picnic Baskets to go? Using the best of local supplier produce, Tom has created a selection of freshly cut sandwiches, the Strand’s award-winning scones and a miniature Dessert selection all washed down with a bottle of Attyflin Estate Apple Juice. Priced at €20 per person and €12.50 per child it is a keenly priced treat. limerick strand safety charter

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Limerick Strand management team are working hard behind the scenes for your return. Pictured from left to right – Tom Flavin, Executive Chef, Maria O’Gorman, Skelly Director of Sales, Stephen O’Connor, General Manager and Aishling Casey, Wedding and Events Manager. Picture: Richard Lynch/ilovelimerick

Airoe Valencia, Nurse at St Camillus Community Hospital pictured in 2018 with Michael McInerney, Resident looking at the plans for the new proposed development. Picture: Cian Reinhardt

A tribute to the exceptional staff at St Camillus Community Hospital 

By I Love Limerick Correspondent Mary Doyle

St. Camillus Community Hospital, located on Shelbourne Road in Limerick City, is a building that many people may pass by without realising the exceptional work that is carried out inside. St Camillus was first built in 1841 as a Limerick Union Workhouse, but today has the main function of an Older Persons Community Nursing Home, as well as offering several other essential community services such as granting marriage licenses, registering births and deaths, dental and orthodontics, primary care child and family psychology services, as well as much more.

The incredible frontline staff at St Camillus Community Hospital continue to provide essential healthcare assistance to the most vulnerable of patients throughout this COVID-19 crisis, putting themselves at risk for the health and safety of our loved ones. Now adapting to COVID-19 contingency plans, the hospital has seen its canteen converted into a new 23-bed Treaty Ward. This development will provide the opportunity for the care of a larger number of patients, as COVID-19 continues to spread rapidly.

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St Camillus Community Hospital pictured in the 1950s

Further long-term plans are in place to strengthen the facilities of St Camillus, as in 2018, the HSE unveiled plans for a new €18.9 million state of the art facility, to cater for 75 long-stay residents. With the aim of completing this development by 2021, this project is part of the Government strategy of bringing long-stay public care facilities up to the highest standard, by developing 63 more single rooms and 6 more twin rooms.

Sian Rowe McCormack, Director of Nursing at St Camillus Community Hospital, paid tribute to their wonderful staff, saying, “What is apparent in every breath of the building is the staff commitment to exceptional care for our patients. I want to pay particular tribute to our exceptional staff, across all our staff categories, who continue to look after vulnerable patients during COVID-19, and always go above and beyond to deliver exceptional health services”.

The building which is now known as St Camillus Community Hospital is steeped in history, once being one of the largest workhouses in Ireland with a capacity of 1600 inmates. The Limerick Union Workhouse site was converted to a hospital in 1933, and has since provided exceptional and critical healthcare and community services for many people across Limerick.

Speaking about his own experience with St Camillus Community Hospital and its staff, I Love Limerick’s Richard Lynch said, “I personally have so many fond memories. I came here for my first dental appointment, I got my marriage license here, my two sisters got married here, one of my best friends got married here, but more importantly, my Mum passed away in 2016 and before she passed away she was cared for here for many weeks by the incredible staff, and for that, I am eternally grateful.”

Richard, on behalf of everyone at I Love Limerick, extended his gratitude to the staff at St Camillus for their continued hard work, saying, “I personally want to thank all the amazing staff at this hospital who provide critical and loving care to so many people’s loved ones at this difficult time during the COVID-19 crisis. You’re doing an amazing job and I applaud all of you.”

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