Golf, Anyone?

Friends at Ennis Club Woodstock If you play golf at all, you’ll love golfing in Ireland! And no, you probably do not want to head for the championship courses, unless you are a rich golf pro. But literally hundreds of small courses are found all throughout Ireland! Every village, it seems, has a golf club, and most welcome visitors. You can … [Read more...]

Irish BBQ Welcomes You to ProComm 2015

Plan to arrive Sunday evening for a tradition Irish Barbecue at The Stables, U of Limerick campus. This is the first chance to meet and greet each other, enjoy terrific food and drink, and be entertained by a troop of Irish dancers and musicians! Buy your tickets online now using the ProComm 2015 registration site. You really don’t want to miss … [Read more...]

Join the Party!

Wondering whether the Medieval Banquet ticket is worth the price? You MUST SEE this video: http://youtu.be/13G_vALbZO4 You and your family or guests coming to ProComm 2015 will not want to miss this evening meal and entertainment. Walking into the Knappogue Castle is like walking back to medieval times. But fear not: we go as Lords and Ladies … [Read more...]

“Experiencing Ireland” by Julia M. Williams, past president, ProComm

Ireland—even just the name evokes images of green fields, friendly people, and, perhaps, pints of frothy Guinness. When you travel to Ireland for ProComm 2015, you will have the opportunity to see and experience much more than this. I’d like to suggest a couple of travel options that will make your trip to Ireland a memorable one. Because I’m … [Read more...]

If Spring comes, can Summer be far behind?

Though snow may still linger in your hometown, it really is time to focus on July in Ireland! I heartily recommend choosing on-campus housing for a number of reasons. CONVENIENCE — No driving and looking for parking! Just walk a few minutes across a beautiful pedestrian river bridge, and you are in the thick of things. COST — Though there are … [Read more...]

“Mixing Work and Pleasure” by Carolyn Boiarsky

The best part of the ProComm Conference is the opportunity to mix work and pleasure. The work is the Conference but the pleasure is Ireland. Years ago I read The Mists of Avalon and decided I was part Celtic. (My DNA [spit] test says I am 1% British Isles so maybe I really am). I have been there 4 times and the 2015 ProComm Conference will be my … [Read more...]

“Images from Ireland” by Marjorie Davis

The first time I visited Ireland, I was immediately charmed by its fabled beauty. Flying into Shannon Airport, we couldn’t believe the intense greens; the small fields fenced about with stones; the little cottages and clusters of houses and little shops that make up the Irish village. At first it feels like you are on a movie set, or you just … [Read more...]

Message from Ron Blicq, co-author of Technically-Write!, now in its 6th edition

Remembering the pleasure of the 2005 conference at Limerick—the ambience, the people, the program, the campus, the surrounding countryside—I immediately entered the dates for the 2015 conference in my calendar and listed the entry as a “must” event. I'll definitely be there. Ron Blicq … [Read more...]

“Once is an incident; twice is a trend; thrice is a tradition” by Michaël Steehouder

  "Once is an incident; twice is a trend; thrice is a tradition” If this saying is true, ProComm 2015 creates a tradition: every fifth year the PCS conference should be held in Europe! Many young students attended Limerick 2005 and Twente 2010 and became good friends. Most of them have made a successful career during the past decade. … [Read more...]

“There Once Was a City Named Limerick…” by Nancy Coppola

Perhaps it was the intriguing medieval castles or the pints raised at local pubs, but there was a bonhomie that developed around IPCC 2005 that made our conference colleagues feel like kindred spirits sharing a remarkable journey. And ProComm 2015 should prove no differently. One of my fondest memories was our trip to the 15th Century Bunratty … [Read more...]