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PHOTOS – City of Culture Limerick Winter Carnival



Erin and Sarah Jane Noonan join Kat Cooley and Aisling Ni Cheallaigh of Fidget Feet to launch details of the Limerick Winter Carnival, taking place across several city venues on Saturday December 27 to mark the end of City of Culture. Picture: Sean Curtin

By I Love Limerick Correspondent Niamh Higgins

Limerick’s year as National City of Culture is drawing to a close and what a year it has been. With the end looming what better way to celebrate this marvellous year than by throwing a huge party?!

Limerick’s Winter Carnival took place in the city on December 27.  A number of fun, crazy, interesting and simply brilliant events took place throughout the day all across the city.






A free Disney’s Frozen sing-a-long was held at 10am, 1pm and 4pm at the Limerick School of Art and Design Gallery.

A free Carnival Extravaganza included circus, dance, street theatre and song and took place at the Milk Market from 12pm until 4pm.

Landlocked, an outdoor projection portrait of Limerick took place from 5pm at the Creative Nature Garden, on the corner of Thomas St and Anne St.

If you love to dance you would not have wanted to miss Are You Dancing which took place from 4pm until 6pm at St John’s Pavilion on Mulgrave Street.

Tell Me Something was an all-day event. You simply had to send a one word description of 2014 online or by text 087-6445950 or by tweet @CleeveFactory and your one word description was then broadcasted across Limerick from Cleeve’s Chimney by Andrew Kearney’s amazing installation.

RTÉ Concert Orchestra presented the music of Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin at their concert Phoenix Rising at St Mary’s Cathedral.

There were three gigs at Dolans Warehouse.

The Rubberbandits show Christmas Fistfight was held at 8pm at Dolans Warehouse.

Followed by a gig by Riptide Movement who played to a sell out crowd.

Brad Pitt Light Orchestra Christmas Shindig was held upstairs in Dolans at 9pm. This was a show not to be missed with the orchestra only last month producing the outstanding world premiere of the musical theatre project ‘The Unlucky Cabin Boy’. The orchestra also featured at this years he Electric Picnic and Castlepalooza festivals.

With something on offer to everyone big and small, old and young, you really do not want to miss the Limerick Winter Carnival. For more information on this marvelous, winter celebration you can visit

You can read more about City of Culture here!


Photos by Oisin mcHugh for I Love Limerick 2014. All Rights Reserved.


Photos by Oisin mcHugh for I Love Limerick 2014. All Rights Reserved.


Photos by Oisin mcHugh for I Love Limerick 2014. All Rights Reserved.


Photos by Oisin mcHugh for I Love Limerick 2014. All Rights Reserved.

Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.