Shannon Airport soar as they experience busiest weekend of 2018

first_imgLinkedin Brother and sister in arms…….Mary and Connell Hogan from O’Gonnelloe, Co. Clare taking a walk down the Shannon Airport departures loungePicture: Arthur Ellis.Brother and sister in arms…….Mary and Connell Hogan from O’Gonnelloe, Co. Clare taking a walk down the Shannon Airport departures lounge as the summer season kicked off in earnest at the weekend – it’s busiest summer in ten years.Pic Arthur Ellis.The summer is officially underway and was duly reflected at Shannon Airport as its busiest weekend of the year so far kicked-off what will be its best season in a decade.With almost 150 weekly departures, Shannon’s expanded summer schedule for 2018 includes new transatlantic, European and UK services and is set to deliver more passengers at the airport since it separated as an independent.This weekend alone saw Delta Air Lines recommence its daily JFK service and with Air Canada to kick off its new Toronto service in four weeks’ time, Shannon will have its busiest transatlantic schedule for 17 years, with eight services operated to seven destinations.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Taking a rest……Mary Hogan and her brother Connell from O’Gonelloe, Co. Clare take time out at Shannon Airport’s departures loungePicture: Arthur Ellis.With passenger numbers already up by 5% in the first quarter, the gains are being felt across all markets. The UK, also up in the first quarter, is showing its resilience despite Brexit concerns and is set to grow further as Ryanair launches Liverpool and Bristol services, as well as increase its Manchester frequencies, later this month.The big new addition this year on European services is Barcelona-Reus – the twice weekly service bringing passengers into a region that not alone offers the excitement of Europe’s third most visited city, Bareclona, but also the stunning Costa Dorada region, including Salou and Cambrils, as well as one of the continent’s top theme parks, Port Aventura.Said Shannon Airport Managing Director Andrew Murphy:  “The May Bank Holiday weekend is one we look forward to for different reasons than most people as it really signals the start of the summer holiday season, our busiest time of the year. This year it’s going to be the busiest in a decade thanks to the additional services.“We’ve worked very hard to get these new services. It’s a priority for us to enable people use Shannon to get to all these destinations rather than having to travel long distances for their flights. What we need now is to spread the word about these services. The more Shannon services are supported, the more services we get.” Mr. Murphy concluded.More about transport here. Advertisement Twitter Print WhatsApp Previous articleLimerick to Cork Public Transport morning services very poor says Limerick TDNext articleLimerick teen hospitalised over assault at wildlife sanctuary Staff Reporter Aer Lingus opt for Shannon New York winter route over Boston Liverpool and Bristol take-off as new services launched at Shannon TAGSAir CanadaBristolDelta AirlinesEuropeanJFKLiverpoolRyanairShannon AirporsummerTorontoUK center_img New York winter flights welcomed Seven years on a motorbike A bronzed JFK comes home to Bruff Email NewsTransportShannon Airport soar as they experience busiest weekend of 2018By Staff Reporter – May 8, 2018 1310 JFK had more ancestral links to Limerick than anywhere else Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Tedeschi Trucks Band Welcomes Jimmy Herring For Electrifying “Liz Reed” In Atlanta [Video/Full Audio]

first_imgLast night, Tedeschi Trucks Band continued their 2018 Wheels of Soul tour with The Marcus King Band and Drive-By Truckers at Atlanta, GA’s Fox Theater. The tour’s collaborative spirit continued in full force at the Fox, with Tedeschi Trucks Band’s Kofi Burbridge and Kebbi Williams joining the Marcus King Band for a trio of tunes to round out their opening set. Drive-By Truckers followed in kind, welcoming Williams, Derek Trucks, and Susan Tedeschi of TTB, as well as frontman Patterson Hood‘s father and legendary Muscle Shoals guitarist David Hood, for a rendition of Eddie Hinton‘s “Everybody Needs Love”.Tedeschi Trucks Band also had plenty of surprises in store for their headlining set in Atlanta. First, they welcomed longtime Derek Trucks Band percussionist Yonrico Scott to add rhythmic texture to a rendition of “Leavin’ Trunk”, written by Sleepy John Estes (as “Milk Cow Blues”) and popularized by Taj Mahal on his self-titled 1968 debut album.For the final song of their set, Tedeschi Trucks Band welcomed the biggest surprise guest of the night, guitar virtuoso Jimmy Herring. In addition to Herring’s past work with Aquarium Rescue Unit, his current gig as the lead guitarist for Widespread Panic, and much more, Herring briefly spent time with the Allman Brothers Band playing alongside Trucks. At the Fox, Jimmy and Derek traded solos on an electrifying, extended rendition of Allman Brothers classic “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed”. You can listen to full audio and watch some fan-shot footage of the Jimmy Herring sit-in below:Tedeschi Trucks Band w/ Jimmy Herring – “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” [Allman Brothers Band cover][Audio: D Fries] Finally, Mike Cooley and Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers joined TTB onstage for an encore rendition of Bob Dylan‘s “Going, Going, Gone”. Thanks to taper D Fries, you can also listen to full audio of all three bands’ Atlanta sets below:Wheels of Soul Tour – Marcus King Band, Drive-By Truckers, Tedeschi Trucks Band – Atlanta, GA – Full AudioThe 2018 Wheels of Soul tour continues tonight with a performance in Charlotte, NC. For a full list of upcoming dates, head here.Setlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band | Fox Theater | Atlanta, GA | 7/14/18Set: Soul Serenade, Laugh About It, Do I Look Worried, Don’t Know What It Means, Shame > Afro Blue > Shame, Lord Protect My Child, Leavin’ Trunk*, Midnight In Harlem, I Pity The Fool, I Want More > In Memory of Elizabeth Reed^Encore: Going, Going, Gone***with Yonrico Scott^with Jimmy Herring**with Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley (Drive-By Truckers)[H/T JamBuzz]last_img read more

Master 4-H’ers

first_imgAfter a year of hard work and dedication, close to 150 Georgia 4-H youths were named state winners at the Georgia 4-H State Congress held July 23-26, at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia in Atlanta, Georgia.Georgia 4-H members earn an invitation to compete at State Congress through hard work and dedication. At the beginning of the year, students select an area of study, give an oral presentation before judges at their respective District Project Achievement (DPA), and participate in service and leadership events in their communities throughout the year.Then the regional first place winners compete at State Congress in a variety of categories including history, horses, performing arts, and public speaking. Each student gives a 12-minute presentation before expert judges and is interviewed about their portfolio that details their research, leadership and service projects.Arch Smith, state leader for the Georgia 4-H program, calls State 4-H Congress is “the annual capstone event” of the program’s year. “Learn by Doing is a slogan of 4-H, and Georgia 4-H members who have been involved in the Project Achievement process competed for the honor of being named state winner last week,” he said. “We recognized nearly 150 state winners at the annual banquet in 4-H educational programs from agriculture to performing arts to food preparation and healthy living. We are proud of these young people who have reached the highest level of attainment of over 238,000 4-H participants during the program year that ended in July.” This year’s winners, listed by home county, are:BACONMason McClintock, General RecreationBERRIENLeAnn Beville, Fashion RevueBIBBLarry Howard, Food for FitnessBLECKLEYCaleb Moseley, Food Safety and PreservationBULLOCHWilliam Gatch, Outdoor RecreationBURKEHannah Eckerman, PhotographyCHATTOOGAMary Anna Bentley, Dairy and Milk ScienceLily Thibodeaux, Human DevelopmentCOFFEESavannah Cothern, Dairy FoodsEvie Woodward, Performing Arts – VocalCOLUMBIAEmma Wurst, SafetyCRISPKayla Stephens, Workforce Prep and Career DevelopmentDOUGHERTYTandria Burke, Companion and Specialty AnimalsDOUGLASRhiannon Perrien, EntomologyEFFINGHAMOwen Mercer, Plant and Soil SciencePayton Mercer, HistoryELBERTEmma Williams, Fruits, Vegetables, and NutsEMANUELSavannah Reynolds, Food for Health and SportFULTONAdin Burwell, Environmental ScienceGORDONOlivia Forrest, InternationalGRADYAsher Childs, Pork ProductionLily Norton, Sheep and Meat GoatsLizzy Thompson, Festive Foods for HealthHALLGracie McBride, SportsHARALSONJozie Mize, Food FareHARTRachel Tellano, Arts and CraftsBen Tellano, CommunicationsHENRYAshlyn Donaldson, Forest Resources/Wood ScienceHOUSTONAllen Brooks, Performing Arts – GeneralEvelyn Day, Veterinary ScienceJACKSONAndie Ellett, Performing Arts – DramaJASPERKeri Roach, Family Resource ManagementLOWNDESDaniel Peterson, Poultry and Egg ScienceMADISONDonovan Nelson, Public SpeakingClayton Adams, RoboticsMITCHELLAbi Pace, Performing Arts – DanceMONROEAustin Wiggins, BeefMORGANSusan Bishop, HealthLeah Wall, Performing Arts – PianoNEWTONLavendar Harris, Wildlife and Marine ScienceOCONEEDavid Han, Physical, Biological and Earth SciencesAmelia Sale, Housing, Equipment and EnvironmentKalani Washington, Performing Arts – Other InstrumentalPAULDINGNicholas McKinley, Engineering and MechanicsSPALDINGJhaycee Barnes, Computer Information TechnologyTHOMASMichaela Falconer, Dog Care and TrainingTIFTLydia Connell, HorseTOOMBSHannah Page, Flowers, Shrubs and LawnsTREUTLENTrevor Byrd, Target SportsWEBSTERSavannah Matthews, Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors For more information, visit or contact your local University of Georgia Cooperative Extension office.last_img read more