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Eyes to the Skies as Irish Air Corps flyover to kick-off Riverfest Limerick with a wow!

Riverfest Limerick will get off to a spectacular start this weekend with a special flyover by the Air Corps. All eyes will be firmly fixed to the skies above Limerick from 1.30pm on Friday 29 April for the flyover which will feature a coordinated low formation flight display by the highly skilled Air Corps Cadets, marking the start of the first in-person Riverfest since 2019.


Global Irish Festival Series to attract diaspora home to Limerick this year

The Limerick City and County Council, Fáilte Ireland and Department of Foreign Affairs initiative, aims to harness diaspora links for the benefit of local and community tourism.

The Global Irish Festival Series has been officially launched internationally by the Minister of State for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora, Colm Brophy TD, at the Consulate General of Ireland in New York.


Citizen Innovation Lab to host latest City Engage Week

As part of the latest City Engage Week 5, members of the public will be given a chance to explore the newly opened Citizen Innovation Lab. Located at the UL City Campus on Sarsfield Street, the Citizen Innovation Lab has been developed collaboratively by Limerick City and County Council and the University of Limerick as part of the +CityxChange project.


Mayor welcomes Decathlon investment

The Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Cllr Daniel Butler, has welcomed the decision of sports retailer Decathlon to open its first Irish store outside of Dublin in Limerick as a vote of confidence in the growth prospects of the city and region.


Mayor wishes record number of volunteers well ahead of TLC7

Massive clean-up of Limerick this Good Friday.

The Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Daniel Butler is wishing the thousands of people who have volunteered for this year’s Team Limerick Clean-Up the very best of luck this Good Friday.


Creative artists required for special projects around climate action

Limerick City and County Council is looking for five Artists, Creatives or Creative Industry Partners to work collaboratively with a Limerick Community to explore an aspect of decarbonisation that matters to them.

The Council has put out this open call after securing funding from the Creative Climate Action Fund for a project known as ‘Decarbonising Together’.


National award for Council’s Limerick 50 Days of Summer tourism marketing campaign

Limerick City and County Council’s largest and most ambitious tourism marketing campaign, Limerick 50 Days of Summer, has received a national award. The ‘50 Days’ campaign won the award for the Best Connected Council (Communication & Digital Marketing) at the 2021 All-Ireland Community and Council Awards which took place over the weekend.


How strong is your pride in your place?

Do you live in a place in Limerick that you are so proud of that you want to let everyone know about it? Well if you do then the Pride of Place Awards 2022 might be of interest to you. Limerick City and County Council is looking for groups to take part in this year’s competition.


‘Paudcast’ star Padraig O’Callaghan is named Limerick Person of the Year

‘Paudcast’ star Padraig O’Callaghan has been named as Limerick Person of the Year for 2021.

The digital media star was announced as the winner at a ceremony in the Clayton Hotel Limerick, marking the first time in three years the event has been able to return to its usual format, where the monthly winners gathered to be formally honoured.


Re-Embrace your love of competitions

Spring is in full swing and what better way to embrace the brighter days and fun times ahead than making the most of what Limerick has to offer with friends and family! We are providing even more ways to Re-Embrace Limerick this spring, by inviting you to participate in our Re-Embrace Limerick Photo Competition.


Historic day for King John’s Castle as ownership reverts to Limerick City and County Council

A new chapter has begun in the long history of King John’s Castle in Limerick with the transfer of ownership and business operations to Limerick City and County Council.

All business operations and staff at King John’s Castle have transferred from Shannon Heritage to Discover Limerick DAC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Limerick City and County Council, established specifically to operate and develop key tourism attractions in Limerick that will strengthen Limerick as a destination and attract increased visitor numbers.