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Limerick gains €13,000 for Culture Night 2016 funding

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Fine Gael deputy Tom Neville warmly welcomed €13,000Limerick City and County Culture Night 2016 funding by the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys.Night 2016.

The country wide event will return this Friday, September 16 for a free night of cultural events for people of all ages to take part in and enjoy in its tenth year running. culture night 2016.

Starting off as a relatively small event which was first established in Dublin in 2006, it has grown in popularity and has become one of Irelands most anticipated events of the year.

Some 350,000 people are expected to visit museums, galleries, historic houses, artists’ studios and cultural centres across the country at this years cultural extravaganza.

A record 80 plus events took place in Limerick last year over a five hour period from 5pm until 10pm, highlighting the rich and multi-layered cultural scene in Limerick and showcasing local talent.

Limerick City and County Arts Officer and Limerick 2020 Bid Deputy Director Sheila Deegan said: “Culture is all around us and what better way to celebrate than Culture Night. It’s a great way to introduce culture to a new audience and re-connect with old friends. This Culture Night 2016 funding will be a huge difference to this years events.”

“The Limerick 2020 bid process has shown us what a wealth and depth of culture Limerick has to offer, so let’s help make Culture Night Limerick 2016 the best ever,” Sheila added.

Culture Night is supported by the Department of Regional Development, Rural Affairs, Arts and the Gaeltacht in partnership with Limerick City and County Council and Limerick 2020 Bid and local authorities throughout the island of Ireland.  Culture Night 2016.

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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 ilovelimerick.com 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.

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