Celebrating Limerick Film at Urban Alley

first_imgNewsCelebrating Limerick Film at Urban AlleyBy Eric Fitzgerald – July 29, 2016 723 Facebook THE Urban Alley returns to Limerick this bank holiday weekend with a special feature on Limerick Film on Sunday 31. Presented by actor Kevin Kiely Jnr, screenings will include short films, music videos and Andrew Gallivan’s film ‘Muid Éire Nua’ which took the top prize at this year’s Limerick Film Festival.A scene from Muid Éire Nua starring Stephen SharpeMuid Éire Nua is inspired by the music of Stephen Sharpe, a Galway singer songwriter who sings candidly about his experiences of being gay in Ireland today. The screenings will happen in the outdoor cinema in the Urban Alley to the rear of The Red Hen and Phil Flannery’s Bar this Sunday from 3pm to 6pm.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Limerick Film screenings will be followed by DJ Eric Fitz and blues band The Makings.Saturday July 30 see the Flea Market return to the Urban Alley, music from DJ Tom Prendergast and the Urban House Band.All part of the Urban Alley Festival Weekend happening off Denmark Street at Phil Flannery’s and The Red Hen Bar. Email Previous articleSoccer – Limerick & Janesboro feature in FAI Senior Cup drawNext articleTV – Something for the Weekend – Live Sport Eric Fitzgeraldhttp://www.limerickpost.ieEric writes for the Entertainment Pages of Limerick Post Newspaper and edits the music blog www.musiclimerick.com where you can watch and listen to music happening in the city and beyond. Advertisementcenter_img Linkedin Print Twitter WhatsApplast_img read more

Club Feature: the Identity Project

first_imgThe Identity Project of Notre Dame (IDND), a student club that addresses issues of sexuality and human dignity through the lens of Catholic Church teaching, is in the midst of planning its annual Edith Stein Project Conference.“The Edith Stein Project Conference is the largest student-run conference in the United States,” Hailey Vrdolyak, club co-vice president and junior, said. “The conference brings together 30 speakers to discuss what the Catholic Church can offer to the discussion of issues faced on college campuses, such as the hook-up culture, pornography and other topics regarding human sexuality.”Vrdolyak said past conferences have been attended by more than 300 people, including Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross students and professors. This year’s conference, to be held Feb. 6-7 in McKenna Hall, will address the theme of “Radiant Image: Cultivating Authentic Identity in the Modern World” and will focus on the central idea of living in God’s image, according to the IDND website.The conference namesake, Edith Stein, was canonized in 1998 as St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross and “fought for the truth and the dignity of women through her writings and frequent letters,” according to the IDND website. Working as a teacher, nurse and philosopher and eventually as a cloistered Carmelite nun, she was martyred at Auschwitz in 1942. The club website states: “We look to Edith Stein for inspiration as a model of turning one’s heart to God and as someone who lived her vocation with the genuine spirit of self-gift.”This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Edith Stein Project Conference.“The club was founded in 2004, and the first conference was held in the spring of 2005,” IDND president and senior Mary Kate Martinson said. “The Identity Project has hosted an annual conference every spring since its founding.”Although the annual conference serves as the club’s main event, IDND co-sponsors other campus events that promote the Catholic identity of Notre Dame and help students develop as Catholic leaders, Alexandra DeSanctis, IDND co-vice president and junior, said.The club meets on Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. in the McNeill Room of LaFortune.“We foster fruitful conversation about issues of identity … and healthy relationships,” DeSanctis said. “We often read articles on these topics and discuss in a group. The meetings are also often used as a time to plan for the conference.”Contact [email protected] or visit the club Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/identityND for more information about the club or the conference. Register for the conference online at www3.nd.edu/~idnd/. Registration is free for Notre, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross students.Tags: carmletine nun, Edith Stein, Edith Stein Project Conference, Identity Project, Identity Project Notre Dame, IDND, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Crosslast_img read more