Historic meeting of Clare County Council in University of Limerick

first_imgFacebook Twitter Email WhatsApp 11THE University of Limerick hosted a historic gathering of Clare County Council members last week.For the first time ever, 28 elected councillors from the Banner County conducted their business for on the UL campus, the Clare side, in the Irish World Academy, for a meeting which also marked independent councillor James Breen’s last official meeting as Cathaoirleach.“The University of Limerick is hugely important for County Clare and the wider region,” said Cllr Breen.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We are very proud to have such a quality educational institution on our doorstep. UL has helped to develop a highly skilled graduates’ base which has been a major contributory factor to the region’s growing status as an attractive investment location.”Addressing elected members and Council officials ahead of the meeting, President of UL Professor Don Barry said, “It is a coming of age for our Clare campus and it is an affirmation by you, as representatives of the people of Clare, of what we have done here since 2003.”Prof Barry continued, “In a very significant way your presence marks the realisation of the vision held dear by this University — since its foundation just over 40 years ago — that one day this institution would claim its place at the centre of this proud region, very much of Clare and of Limerick, embracing all the traditions and cultures of both counties.”by Alan [email protected] Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin Previous articleO’Dea warns of pensions bombshellNext articleLimerick digs its heels in on the Wild Atlantic Way Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Printcenter_img TAGSClare County CouncillimerickUniversity of Limerick Advertisement Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” NewsLocal NewsHistoric meeting of Clare County Council in University of LimerickBy Alan Jacques – June 26, 2016 598 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img

Hint of muscadine

first_imgBy Dan RahnGeorgia Extension ServiceYou’re a true Southerner if when that first cool breeze hints ofan autumn still weeks away, your mouth starts watering formuscadine grapes.If that’s true for you, or even if you’re just beginning to lovethese uniquely Southern grapes, the season you’ve been waitingfor is here.”The harvest has started in south Georgia,” said Gerard Krewer, aUniversity of Georgia Extension Service horticulturist. “Growersare reporting a fair to good crop this year.”Georgia has about 1,200 acres of commercial muscadine vineyards,most for fresh-market grapes. Krewer figures at least twice thatmany grow in the state’s backyards.Long seasonMuscadines usually begin ripening in early August in extremesouth Georgia. The harvest then moves northward through the upperpiedmont area, where it ends in early October.”It’s a fairly long season,” he said. The sweet, mellow grapesgrow everywhere in the state except in the high mountains.The distinctive flavor of muscadines seems to hint of the yearsthey’ve had to mellow. People were enjoying these Deep Southnatives long before the first European settlers arrived.Over the years, UGA and other scientists have improved whatnature provided. “Muscadines today are bigger than a quarter,”Krewer said.They’re sweeter, too, he said, and come in a range of colors frombronze to red to purple to black. Many varieties have tender,edible skin that makes them prized as table grapes.Favorite varietiesAmong the bronzes, Fry, Summit and Tara are fresh-fruitfavorites. Scuppernong and Carlos are noted for their sweetdessert wines. Many others are wonderful in cider, wines,jellies, preserves and syrups.An important variety now, he said, is Supreme, a large, blackmuscadine. “Supreme is very popular with commercial growers,”Krewer said. “It’s become a standard in the industry.”Krewer cites studies that show muscadines are rich in dietaryfiber and important minerals, low in fat and protein and high incarbohydrates. They’re a better source of calcium, iron, zinc andmanganese than many other fruits.They also have significant levels of resveratrol, which lowerscholesterol and may greatly reduce the risk of heart disease, andellagic acid, which can lower the risk of colon, lung and livercancer.Muscadines are among the easiest-to-grow backyard fruits, Krewersaid. They’re best planted when the vines are dormant in latefall to early winter. Your county Extension Service agent cantell you how to grow them.(Dan Rahn is a news editor with the University of GeorgiaCollege of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img