Pictured on Limerick’s O’Connell Street. Pic. Brian Arthur
Make the Limerick Urban Garden your base this Christmas
The Limerick Urban Garden, in the heart of the city centre’s shopping district, will be a hub of activity between now and the big day. Soak up the festive sights and city lights as you make your plans for present buying or nights out with family and friends.
Last year’s festive favourite Toots the Train makes a welcome return to the city in the run-up to Christmas. Hop on board Toots at the Urban Garden, travel through the heart of the city and experience Christmas in Limerick.
Award-winning Toots is wheelchair accessible and buggy friendly. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. As with all trains please expect a wait time at busy periods.
Toots will be in Limerick every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from November 29 until December 22.
While waiting for Toots at the Urban Garden you can visit Santa’s Charity Cabin by Matthew Stephens Jewellers, enjoy the festive music or take a selfie on Santa’s sleigh under the twinkling lights of Limerick’s giant Christmas tree!
Nearby in Arthur’s Quay Park, experience the magic of ice skating at one of Limerick’s most celebrated Christmas attractionsLimerick on Ice. Whether you’re a seasoned skater or a complete beginner, this is a firm family favourite for all to enjoy. Limerick on Ice is open every day from November 28 until January 5, with the exception of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Christmas in Limerick officially kicked off last Sunday, November 17, when over 17,000 people joined Mayor Michael Sheahan and his special guest the Rose of Tralee Dr Sinéad Flanagan in turning on the city’s spectacular LED Christmas lights.
Among the other festive highlights:
To make Christmas in Limerick even more accessible, hundreds of additional free car parking spaces will be provided with Park & Strides and Park & Rides available around the city. Locations include the Council’s car park at Merchant’s Quay, Cleeve’s, the Irish Rail Depot, Great National South Court Hotel in Raheen and University of Limerick.
Free Park & Stride (9 am to 9 pm)
Park & Ride (9am to 9pm)
Motorists using the Park & Rides will then board regular Bus Éireann scheduled services 304 and 304A (from the Stables Complex at UL and opposite St Nessan’s Church in Raheen) and Dublin Coach services 307 and 308 from the Stables Complex at UL.
Parking in the city centre is available on-street and in multi-storey car parks. Download the Limerick e-parking app, or pay by phone or disc. On-street car parking is free after 5.30 pm daily and is always free on Sundays.
In Abbeyfeale, Kilmallock and Newcastle West, shoppers will get an extra two hours free parking in each of the towns from 2.30 pm daily from December 07 until 31 inclusive. This is in addition to the first hour free.
The Christmas in Limerick programme is being co-ordinated by Limerick City and County Council’s Culture & Arts and Marketing & Communications Departments.
Christmas in Limerick is supported by Limerick Post, Limerick Chamber, Limerick Leader, Live 95 and Spin South West.
All details about what’s on over the Christmas period in Limerick will be available in the Christmas in Limerick 2019 event guide online and will be distributed throughout Limerick.
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