Linkedin Shannon Heritage operations suspended from Friday evening Facebook WhatsApp Free admission to Desmond Castle Discover the wonders of Limerick during Heritage Week RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Record results in attracting business tourism TAGSConferencecultureheritagehistoryKilmallockTown WallsWalking tour Advertisement Email Previous articleDilemma for DublinersNext articleLimerick’s election hopefuls pledge to support fight on sex trafficking Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie The last dance for a Limerick cultural institution ARCHAEOLOGISTS and historians are set to examine Kilmallock and other surviving walled towns in an effort to re-imagine what Ireland’s urban areas may have looked like during the 16th century.Organised by Limerick City and County Council and funded by Limerick City of Culture and the Irish Walled Towns Network, a conference in Kilmallock on June 5 and 6 will examine strands of 16th century Ireland through town fortifications and the role of the merchant classes, as well as the function, design, origins and influences of their domestic buildings.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The 16th century is an important period in the transition from the medieval to the modern world. It is a period that is not much explored or understood,” stated archaeologist Sarah McCutcheon.Kilmallock’s town walls, 70 per cent of which remain standing today, make it one of Ireland’s most intact walled towns. Hundreds of metres of the town’s medieval walls have been restored in recent years.Brian Hodkinson of Limerick Museum said that the event would raise the profile of the late medieval remains within the environs, encourage repeat visits and establish Limerick city, Kilmallock and other walled towns firmly on the itinerary of cultural tourism. Twitter Print NewsCommunityKilmallock conference to bridge the centuriesBy Guest Writer – May 21, 2014 705 WATCH: 1995 Community Games Football Adare V Kilmallock
“I am happy with that part of our game, we are creating chances, we are playing well,” he said. “The only thing I would like the team to do more is shoot. Sometimes we are waiting too long in clear-cut situations which is not always necessary. Sometimes you need to try your luck. “It’s sometimes difficult to create the chances which will put you one-on-one against the goalkeeper, and we have the players who are very dangerous when they shoot in training from 20 or 25 yards. That’s what I’d like to see us do more.” While Jose Mourinho’s wilting champions will arrive in east London in a lowly 12th place, West Ham are flying high in fourth. Bilic has so far tried to play down expectations at the club but, ahead of the cross-London clash, even the laid-back Croat admitted things are looking good so far. “I don’t know how long we can stay there, we’re going to try to continue to play good, or better, and with a little bit of luck and if we stay away from injuries we have a chance in every game,” he added. “Where that will bring us in a couple of months, or at the end, I don’t know. “We are realistically optimistic. We are playing good; on one hand we can improve in all things but on the other we know this is the Premier League and every game is extremely difficult.” Press Association The Hammers have rattled in 20 goals already this term – only Manchester City have more – with Diafra Sakho, Dimitri Payet, Manuel Lanzini and even right-back Carl Jenkinson chipping in. But ahead of Saturday’s visit of the Blues, Upton Park boss Bilic said he wants his sharp shooters to take aim even more often, just like they do in training. Chelsea are finally showing signs of life, having beaten Aston Villa last weekend before a battling goalless Champions League draw at Dynamo Kiev on Tuesday. “They played good game in Kiev, they were very solid, like the old Chelsea from last year,” said Bilic. “I watched the game, and I wasn’t happy after the game because they looked really good as a team; they were sharp, with great individuals. “Some of the performances from players who didn’t play that good recently, they played really good. And they are Chelsea!” West Ham may be the Premier League’s second-highest scorers but Slaven Bilic wants them to adopt a shoot-on-sight policy – starting against Chelsea.