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Plan your Summer fun with the new Limerick Festivals Guide

The Limerick Festivals Guide is your one-stop shop for all events in Limerick City and surrounding towns. Picture: Sean Curtin/True Media. 

Plan your Summer fun with the new 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.




Limerick Festivals Guide

The new Limerick Festivals Guide will include all festivals across Limerick City and County. Picture: Ciara Marie Hayes/ilovelimerick.

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.

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 on

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 complement our comprehensive listing on, 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 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.”

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 for FREE promotion in our online and printed publications.

The online guide is available here on with the printed guide available at Limerick City and County Council offices and across Limerick from this week.


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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 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.