Limerick City of Culture 2014 was honoured with an award at the Irish Times Theatre Awards held at the National Concert Hall tonight.
The Judges Special Award praised Limerick City of Culture "for using the city in the most imaginative way to rebrand Limerick as a beacon of artistic endeavour".
Speaking afterwards, Limerick Arts Officer, Sheila Deegan expressed her delight saying; "This award is recognition not only for all the cultural practitioners involved but also for Limerick and its citizens, including the many volunteers, who engaged so enthusiastically with the entire year."
She added; "Limerick City of Culture has proved to be a major success, and now the city is working on a bid for designation as European City of Culture 2020 as a means of insuring continued investment in culture as a way of developing Limerick's future."
The Irish Times Theatre Awards are held annually to recognise the best performances and productions in Irish theatre.