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Boston boost for Limerick school

Special thanks to William Higgins Ins and Arbella Ins. A SOUTHSIDE school has received a festive boost - thanks to the generosity of its Bostonian benefactor.Billy Higgins was at the Southill Junior School to present a cheque for $7,500, which will be matched by the regenration program and used to develop its after-school facility.Mr Higgins has been fundraising for the Southill community since he first visited in 1985, and was stunned by the generosity of the people here, when he brought visitor s to Limerick for a holiday.

foto by Keith Wiseman

Source of Article Nick Rabbitts

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Southill Childrens Fund donated a generous cheque of $10,000 to the Southill Junior School

The funds are specifically used for personnel cost incurred in running the after school clubs. The clubs run three afternoons for the younger children and four afternoons for the 6 to 8 year olds. It is crucial to the activities, and will give Southill Junior School the ability to employ personnel with appropriate skills and talents to delivery quality service for the kids of Southill, Limerick. Continue reading

Recent Visit to Ireland

We presented a check for $4,000.00 & Brendan Kenny from the Regeneration Agency matched the check with $4,000.00 check on Tuesday April 12, 2011. In the photo left former Mayor Cllr. Kevin Kiely, Deputy Mayor, Pat Hogan, Brendan Kenny, Principle Mary Blennerhasset, Billy Higgins, Boston City Councillor. Bill Linehan. And the Children of Southill Jr school. Continue reading

Good sports help out in school fund-raiser

LOCAL sports stars teed off in aid of St Kieran's Boys National School this week.

Former Clare senior hurler.  All-star; and team manager Ger Loughnane, former physiotherapist of the Clare hurling team Colm Flynn and former Kerry footballer Mike Sheehy were amoung those who came on board to raise funds for St Kieran's Boys School in the Billy Higgins Perpetual Golf Trophy on Friday.

The event is part of the Limerick-Boston Golf Classic 2002, organised in collaboration with Boston businessman Billy Higgins and sponsors of the event, Dromoland Castle.

State Senator Jack Hart of Boston travelled to Limerick as guest of honour for the event. 

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Showing theres a way out

S. Boston businessman helping kids of Limerick When money was needed for air fare to bring 60 kids and a priest from Limerick, Ireland, to Boston for three weeks next July, Billy Higgins didn't think twice about coming up with $27,000 of his own. "I had a hard time growing up and I think it's important to show these kids there is a way out,"  Higgins, 44, now a South Boston businessman, said recently.  "What we're trying to do is to give these kids a better childhood and a sense of dignity.  I think we can do that through sports." Rev.  Josepth P. Young, a 32-year-old Catholic priest who has been working for the last eight years with disadvantaged boys and girls of Holy Family Parish in the Southill section of Limerick, is the reason Higgins has let his work slide at his various business interests - his Nautilus fitness center, his service station and his used car business - to organize a dinner to raise funds for the Father Joe Young Association on April 16th at Pier 4. Continue reading