Limerick City and County Council has announced that decorative lighting installed around the Shannon for Christmas will remain for the rest of the winter period. The city’s traditional Christmas lights will be removed as per normal this week. However the local authority will continue to light the Boardwalk, Bridges and O’Callaghan Strand areas with additional LED lighting that was installed for the festive season.
Welcoming the news, Metropolitan District Cathaoirleach, Cllr Sarah Kiely said the lights have greatly enhanced the riverside areas.
“I think from a safety perspective and from a decorative point of view, they have proved very popular with the public and it makes sense to keep the areas lit during the dark winter evenings,” she said. “I know from those who are exercising in the City Centre and doing the Three Bridges Walk as part of their 5km route as well as the volunteers who patrol around the river nightly, they are a very welcome addition to keep our citizens safe. Many people have also commented about how pretty the lights are and how they enhance the riverside area so I’m delighted to see that they’ll remain lit for the winter period.”