Civic Reception for JP McManus

The massive contribution made to his native county by JP McManus received due recognition on Tues-day when the Municipal District of Cappamore/Kilmallock hosted a Civic Reception for the well-known businessperson, racehorse owner and philanthropist. The reception was held in Áras Mainchín Seoighe in Kilmallock, where the Council Chamber was officially named in his honour. Cllr Bill O’Donn-ell, who originally pro-posed the civic reception, said, “Limerick and the surrounding region has benefited greatly under the JP McManus Fund with millions of euro being distributed to help organisations involved in health care, education and sport.”

The councillor added that St Joseph’s Foundation in Charleville was one organisation which benefited from Mr McManus’s generosity, and others included the radiotherapy unit at University Hospital Limerick, a 32-county third-level scholarship programme for young people, and TLC, a clean-up which will take place tomorrow, Friday, all over Limerick.

“The presence of JP’s Martinstown Stud has also been a welcome addition to the Kilmallock area, both from an economic and from a community perspective. By investing so much in this county, JP stands out as a true business and community leader,” stated Cllr. O’Donnell.

The civic reception concluded with Mr. McManus being presented with a scroll of honour before he joined Cllr. O’Donnell in officially unveiling a plaque marking the dedication of the Council Chamber in his name. For a full report and photos of the civic reception, see page 23.