National Limerick Day 2017

Reason to celebrate: May 12, 2017 is National Limerick Day.

Limerick Day

There was a young other named Lear Who developeded Limericks, we listen to,. so now we converse. in funny verse. on Limerick Day every year

Named for the Irish city of Limerick, this too much enjoyed verse form was popularized by Edward Lear (not designed alas, yet 'popularize' didn't browse ...) and might date back as much as 5 hundred years. Its distinctive metre and AABBA rhyming scheme lend themselves well to nonsense verse, therefore Limericks are commonly juvenile or profane. The most effective ones tend to be both.

Why not celebrate Limerick Day this year with a copy of Edward Lear's original 1846 opus, 'A Publication of Nonsense', and state all 72 of his Limericks to your astounded family members, friends and associates? Conversely, make up some of your very own! All it takes is some extra time, a sense of tempo and a distorted or unclean creative imagination.

Brands are really trying to make Limerick Day happen
Brands are really trying to make Limerick Day happen

Tell the world it's Limerick Day Five lines of fun so they say But I got nothin' Xcept this blueberry muffin So I'll just eat & be on my way. — Sheila Brothers (@WilmywoodNC) May 12, 2015 … it was mainly brands hoping to cash in on the Limerick Day ...

Limerick progress past Galway to Under-21 hurling final
Limerick progress past Galway to Under-21 hurling final

But this was Limerick's day and they march on to an intriguing meeting with Wexford. Limerick: D McCarthy; S Finn, R English, M Casey; D Byrnes (0-02), B O'Connell, G Hegarty (0-01); D O'Donovan (0-02), P Ryan; R Lynch (0-03, 2f, 1 sl), C Lynch (0-01), ...

Paul Ryan inspires Dublin to come-from-behind victory over Limerick
Paul Ryan inspires Dublin to come-from-behind victory over Limerick

At 1-7 to 0-2, Limerick's day looked pretty straight forward. Yet Dublin redoubled their efforts around the breaking ball area, dropping both wing-forwards deep and with the recalled Daire Plunkett making occasional spurts in behind Limerick's cover ...

Limerick hold nerve to deny Clare in feisty Munster championship encounter
Limerick hold nerve to deny Clare in feisty Munster championship encounter

And even though Clare got level it was Limerick's day with Fitzgibbon's winner. So Clare were still searching for their first championship win since their 2013 All-Ireland replay success over Cork - indeed, they had only won one competitive game since ...

Cork require late surge to advance past Limerick into junior decider
Cork require late surge to advance past Limerick into junior decider

When Kiely - earlier shown a red a card in error by referee Alan Kissane, who had intended to display a yellow - shot wide, it looked like it might just be Limerick's day. However, Cork kept their composure to reach the final. Scorers - Cork: S Hickey ...

May 12, 2017 is also International Nurses Day, Nutty Fudge Day