Plan your summer fun with the new Limerick Festivals Guide

  • Limerick Festivals Guide

A new guide has been launched by Limerick City and County Council to help locals and visitors plan for all the main summer festivals taking place around the city and county.

Whether it’s Limerick’s premier festival Riverfest, the Bluegrass Festival in Bruff or EVA, Ireland’s biennial of contemporary art, the guide is packed full of ideas for fun days and nights out in Limerick.

The new Limerick Festivals Guide 2018, detailing more than 100 festivals and gigs, has been created by the council’s Office of Marketing & Communications in conjunction with the Culture & Arts Office, to showcase the range of events taking place across the city and county every month throughout 2018.

To help people navigate the guide, it has been divided into months and then colour coded depending on the type of event.

So whether it’s ‘Family Fun’ such as Riverfest in May, a ‘Big Gig’ like Steps in Thomond Park in July, ‘History & Heritage’ for the Lough Gur Summer Solstice Festival in June, or ‘Arts & Culture’ for the Askeaton Contemporary Arts Festival in July, there is something for everyone. 

Full festival details are available here.

Pictured jet boarder Bo Krook performing on the river Shannon for the crowds in the Riverfest village. Picture Oisin McHugh True Media.
Pictured jet boarder Bo Krook performing on the river Shannon for the crowds in the Riverfest village. Picture Oisin McHugh True Media.

Laura Ryan, Head of Marketing & Communications with Limerick City and County Council said: “There are so many festivals and live music events happening around Limerick city and county throughout 2018 that we wanted to compile a guide to compliment our comprehensive listing on Limerick.ie, the official guide to Limerick.”

“We provide a free service to festival organisers throughout Limerick so that their events can be promoted to the thousands of visitors who visit Limerick.ie every year. The number of festivals and gigs is staggering, over 100 that have been included in the guide. They range from local community ones to large international gigs, all taking place in Limerick.”

“The new guide, will allow a greater promotion and marketing of all of these festivals, making more people aware that they are taking place and ultimately help them grow.”

Limerick St. Patrick's Festival Fireworks. Photo: Sean Curtin True Media
Festival fireworks in Limerick. Photo: Sean Curtin True Media

Sheila Deegan, Culture and Arts Officer with Limerick City and County Council said:Festivals are an important way of bringing us together to share and learn about ourselves, our culture, our heritage and give confidence and voice to creative expression of all kinds. The recent investment by Limerick City and County Council into festivals is testament to the belief that they can create a sense of belonging as well as impact on the social and economic life of Limerick.”

“If you’re planning on running a festival in Limerick, please get in touch with us so we can help to promote it.”

Organisers can submit details of events via My Limerick on Limerick.ie for FREE promotion in our online and printed publications.

The guide can be downloaded here and will be available at Limerick City and County Council offices and across Limerick from next week.

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