Tuesday, January 29, 2013

2 for 1 entry to Lismore Heritage Centre with Facebook

Visitors to Lismore Heritage Centre can now use their smartphones to get a great discount on entry to the centre’s audio visual show. To avail of the offer visitors simply use their smartphones to check in to Lismore Heritage Centre on Facebook then show their check in on screen at the reception desk to claim the 2 for 1 offer.

The discount applies to tickets to The Lismore Experience a very interesting and informative short film on the rich history of Lismore Town and Castle. The show is a brilliant introduction to the area imparting lots of information in a very accessible way. Entry to The Lismore Experience normally costs €5 for adults and €4.50 for students and seniors.

Project Manager at Lismore Heritage Centre, Mealla Fahey, says “We are delighted to offer this discount to visitors. To get the reduction people will need to have a smartphone and a Facebook account. Our staff will be happy to help you through the check in process if you are not familiar with it. We decided on this incentive as we have a very active Facebook page with over 2000 fans. It is updated regularly and is a great way for locals and tourists to get lots of up to date information not just on the heritage centre but on what’s going on in Lismore and the locality.”

Ms Fahey added that the centre has a number of other pocket friendly offers to encourage visitors to the centre such as discounted group rates and a ‘Kids Go Free’ policy where adults attending The Lismore Experience may be accompanied by children free of charge.

Details of the 2 for 1 offer get be obtained at Lismore Heritage Centre, on www.discoverlismore.com or on www.facebook.com/Lismoreheritagecentre

Friday, January 18, 2013

Exciting new topics added to Lismore Mobile Science Workshop

What is an acid? What is a base? How does the food we eat keep us alive and healthy? Primary school pupils will learn all this and more with the Lismore Science Workshop’s two new topics for 2013: the Guts of Digestion and Acids and Bases.

From the moment it touches the lips to the gory finale pupils will love following real food on a simulated journey through the digestive system. Children will discover how their body absorbs nutrients, the role played by different body parts and the jobs done by helpful bacteria.

Using red cabbage indicator and litmus paper pupils will learn about acids and bases as they identify the Ph of lots of everyday materials. Students will bring some bang to the lesson with classic chemical reaction experiments- school has never been this much fun!

Science workshops are generally recommended for fourth to sixth class students. Lest the little ones feel left out the Junior Science Roadshow can roll in to keep everyone from Junior Infants up spellbound with simple, fun experiments.

In 2012 the Lismore Mobile Science Workshop brought science to almost 1000 pupils in their very own classrooms in schools all over the south east. The workshop is a convenient and exciting way to bring the primary science curriculum to life.

The price per pupil for a 2 hour senior science workshop is €6 and €4 for the Junior Science Roadshow. All materials are included and student worksheets are supplied. There is a minimum payment of €180 per school. The 2012 science workshop topics, Electricity and Light, remain available to interested schools.

Lismore Heritage Centre is a Discover Primary Science and Maths (DPSM) Centre with over 15 years education experience. Each school will receive a DPSM certificate of completion.

To book a workshop or for more information call Alice or Eleanor on 058-54975, visit www.discoverlismore.com or follow us Facebook and Twitter

Monday, January 7, 2013

Brand Lismore: What will it be? Have your say!

People of Lismore asked to judge national marketing competition.

The best and brightest graphic design students from third level institutions around Ireland have turned their minds and talents to one topic: the heritage town of Lismore, Co Waterford. They have been asked to design a logo or brand to represent the ancient town and all its attractions. On offer: a €3000 prize for the winning student and their college and invaluable practical experience in a competitive professional market. Finishing touches are being put to these exciting projects as the final submission date of 1st February looms ever closer.

20 finalists will be selected from among the students of Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), Cork Institute of Technology (CIT), Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) and Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology. The shortlisted projects will be on display in Lismore Castle Arts, St Carthage’s Hall, Chapel Street, Lismore from 11th-17th February. All local businesses and townspeople are encouraged to visit the exhibition, which will be open 10am-4pm each day that week, to choose their preferred winner. The final decision on who will take first place lies with an adjudication panel but the views of Lismoreians will be one of the deciding criteria.

Mealla Fahey, Project Manager at Lismore Heritage Centre says “For the winning project to truly become ‘brand Lismore’ it needs to something that the whole town supports; that is why is so important that local people call into the exhibition and have their say. It would not be right for a small panel of judges to go against what the people of Lismore want so the project that gets the popular vote will be very difficult to defeat.”

The design competition is an initiative of the Lismore Marketing Group, an organisation founded by a number of local businesses and community groups that have come together to promote and market Lismore using their combined experience and budgets to get the best value and exposure for Lismore Town.