Limerick Festivals

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The Limerick Spring Festival of Politics and Ideas

FEBRUARY 19 – 25 2018

The Limerick Spring Festival of Politics and Ideas celebrates the role of the citizen in the political life of Limerick. This year’s theme is ‘the State of Us’. With 100 years of perspective, we’ll be asking what we’ve learned and what we’ve left undone since the Proclamation of our Republic.

The programme has everything from film premières, big debates and an evening of protest music to spoken word, art and comedy events. There is truly something for everyone. Make sure you come and have your say!

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Limerick Literary Festival in honour of Kate O’Brien

FEBRUARY 22 – 25 2018

Limerick Literary Festival, formerly known as Kate O’Brien Weekend, is this year celebrating its 34th edition. The event continues to honour the life and works of the Limerick author while attracting prominent participants from all over the world. This year, we have gathered up to 20 participants from Ireland, England, Italy and the US in six different venues in Limerick city.

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Limerick Choral Festival

 MARCH 2 – 4 2018

The Limerick Choral Festival marks its 10th anniversary this year.
Limerick Choral Festival aims to promote and develop choral music.
Choirs from all over are welcome to join the Limerick Choral Festival on their 10th anniversary.

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Pay It Forward Limerick

March 5th – March 12th 2018

The Festival of Kindness is an initiative
from Pay it Forward Limerick (PIF Limerick) – a team of local volunteers
and businesses who are embracing the concept to carry out intentional acts of kindness.

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St Patricks

Limerick St.Patricks Festival

MARCH 17 2018

Limerick St. Patrick’s Festival is the largest parade outside Dublin.
The parade which will take place on March 17th will see
magnificent displays parade through the streets of Limerick.

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International Band Championship

MARCH 18 2018

The International Band Championship is a highlight of Limerick’s St. Patrick’s  Festival. The Championship will host a number of Marching bands from all Ireland, USA and Europe. The International Band Championship is judges by world-class judges.

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Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival

March 19th – March 25th 2018

Proving there is always something new to learn, Limerick’s Lifelong Learning Festival is a celebration of Learning across the region. It promotes Limerick as a superb location for personal, social and work-related learning and development. The annual LLL Festival features a host of free events and activities to interest, entertain and engage people of all ages! 

The selection of events spans across a wide variety of areas such as arts and crafts, music and dancing, sports and leisure, caring and health studies, gardening and horticulture, activities for children and young people, as well as many events exploring more traditional education and training areas.

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Fresh Film Festival

MARCH 20 – 25 2018

Fresh Film Festival, Ireland’s leading festival celebrating young filmmakers,
takes place in Limerick.  Festival highlights include
the finals of Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year Awards,
workshops in scriptwriting, animation and music videos,
feature screenings and international shorts.

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Limerick Film Festival


The Limerick Film Festival is back! The Limerick founded three-day event has grown in size and reputation – attracting hundreds of filmmakers and visitors from home and abroad. Countries such as USA, Canada, Japan, Belgium, France, Israel and Spain have been represented since its inception.

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Limerick Fringe Festival 

        APRIL 4 – 7 2018

Limerick Fringe is a new vibrant, multi-genre performance-based event hosted in Limerick.

Limerick Fringe is a not for profit organisation that looks to support artists and producers to promote new, vibrant and daring arts to a wider audience utilizing non-traditional spaces.

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Eigse Michael Hartnett Literary & Art Festival

APRIL 12 – 14 2018

 In various venues around the Newcastle West town, Michael Hartnett’s ‘people’ will gather to celebrate and remember the poet and the man. In listening to readings, attending art installations, in the schools, Desmond Complex, the Library, the Red Door Gallery or drinking a few pints with old friends…

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Eva International – Ireland’s Biennial 2018

APRIL 14 – JULY 8 2018

The 38th edition of EVA International – Ireland’s biennial of contemporary art, curated by Inti Guerrero, connects the narrative futures of early twentieth century Ireland with the sexual and identity politics of the present day.

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Cathedral 850-Pipe Organ Festival 2018

Cathedral 850 Pipe Organ Festival


Cathedral 850 is a collaboration between St Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick Pipe Organ Festival and Limerick Sinfonia.

The concert series is part of a year-long series of diverse events, religious, musical, historical, and community, to celebrate the 850th anniversary of St. Mary’s Cathedral. These events are being devised and curated by St. Mary’s Cathedral’s new Dean, the Very Revd. Niall Sloane.

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Riverfest kicks off over the May Bank Holiday weekend and will showcase & celebrate all that’s great about Limerick City!

The festival caters to foodies, fun-seekers and fun-runners and is the first major festival of the year in Ireland.

Highlights of Riverfest include the Bon Secours Hospital Great Limerick Run; Ireland’s largest barbecue cook-off, the Riverfest BBQ Competition; the Continental Fair of European artisan producers and Fashion Friday.

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Bon Secours Hospital Great Limerick Run

 MAY 6 2018

The organisers of the 6th annual Barrington’s Hospital Great Limerick Run
exceeded last year’s participant numbers of 12,200 which are partly
explained by the early bird registration discounts that ended on February 6 last.

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Limerick International Food Truck Festival


The Limerick International Food Truck Festival is the first dedicated festival of its kind to take place in Ireland, based in the heart of Limerick city’s People’s Park.

The event will see an explosion of international cuisine during the event as more than 60 food trucks from 14 countries take part in the European Food Truck Association’s annual festival along with local and national traders.

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Limerick Sings International Choral Festival

JUNE 7 – JUNE 10

Limerick Sings invites you and your choir to its International Choral Festival. The festival extends a warm welcome to choirs of all traditions and nationalities to come together for a weekend of festive non-competitive singing in spectacular venues including St Mary’s Cathedral and Holy Trinity Abbey Church in the picturesque village of Adare, Co Limerick.

The festival weekend is designed to offer choirs the opportunity to sing in some of Ireland’s finest music venues in the company of choristers from other countries and traditions of singing. It also offers a social programme to entertain you and provide a chance to meet your local Irish hosts from Limerick choirs.

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Limerick Garden Festival

JUNE 17 2018
The Limerick Garden Festival at Limerick Milk
Market will feature an exciting plant, garden & food
market with over 50 traders from all over Ireland,
all-day garden expert talks and many opportunities
for gardeners, their families and friends to enjoy,
engage and experience all things gardening

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Limerick LGBT PrideFestival

JULY 2 – 8
Parade Saturday, July 7

The Limerick Pride Festival  features a multitude
of events, from educational workshops and discussions to evenings
of music and club nights, to cater to the Pride needs of everyone.
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Ballinvreena Festival

Ballinvreena Annual Flower, Vegetable & Cake Show 2018


Community Festival, organised by local community, centred around the main event, a Flower, Vegetable & Cake Show.

This is the 42nd year of the Ballinvreena Annual Flower, Vegetable & Cake Show. A week long festival of events and community activities, including Decorate a Cupcake Competition, Kids Tractor Run, Talent Show, Crossroad Dancing, Fancy Dress Parade, Traditional Music, Bingo, as well as bouncy castle and local stalls.

Monday 9th July at 9pm – Progressive 45 drive 

Tuesday 10th July at 8.30pm – Table Quiz

Wednesday 11th at 7pm – Ballyhoura Bears Walk

Wednesday 11th at 8.30pm – Bingo

Thursday 12th at 7pm – Talent Show

Friday 13th at 8pm – Dinner Dance at the Community Hall.

Saturday 14th – Preparation begins for the main event on Sunday, the flower, vegetable and cake show. Flowers and vegetables are accepted Saturday evening at the hall for the show on Sunday.

Sunday 15th at 1.30pm to 5pm – Ballinvreena Annual Flower, Vegetable & Cake Show

Other Ballinvreena events throughout the year:

Progressive 45 every Monday night at 9pm.

Bingo every Wednesday night at 8.30pm.

Crossroad Dancing every Sunday night from 8pm – 10pm, starting the last Sunday in May, and finishing the second Sunday in September.

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Hup na Houra 2018


Hup na Houra is about traditional music, song and dance – a candlelit seated show including complimentary local artisan produce, tea and coffee.

Hup na Houra will run Mondays and Tuesdays in July in the Church of Ireland, Kilfinane, with a ‘Seisiun’ show continuing each Tuesday throughout August in a more intimate setting at Teach na Cille, Kilfinane. 

Featuring some of Ireland’s finest performers including Derek Hickey(accordian), Liam Flanagan (fiddle), Ronan Ryan (flute), and Deirdre Scanlan(singer).

Experience traditional dancing at it’s best, with a mix of step, set, sean-nós and brush dancing which is sure to thrill. Celebrate the history and life of the local area through music, song and dance.

Booking is essential.

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Broadford summer festival


Another great line-up of events planned for the annual Broadford Summer festival.

Thursday 12th July

Fashion Make Over Night

Friday 13th July

The Riptide Movement
Supported by Shambolloixes

Saturday 14th July

Colour Run
Kids 4 Wheel Drive
Liam O’Connor (Accordian Player) ‘Fastest fingers in Ireland’

Sunday 15th July

Broadford races with fun for kids, stalls and dog show
Music by Comis Book Heroes after the races

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Newcastle West Show

Newcastle West Agricultural Show


Established as one of the leading agricultural shows in the South West region.

Agricultural show taking place on the grounds of Terence Leonard, Ballynoe, Castlemahon, Co. Limerick.

Highlights include the All Ireland Donkey Grand National. Full range of horse and pony show-jumping classes. Various breed classes for Dairy and Beef cattle as well as sheep, goat and poultry classes. Complete schedule of Horse and Pony showing classes.

Children’s Entertainment on the day, games corner, amusements, dog show, trade stands, live music and more!

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Welcome to the Neighbourhood – Askeaton Contemporary Arts


Askeaton Comtemporary Arts host the 13th edition of Welcome to the Neighbourhood – International and Irish artists live and work in County Limerick throughout July 2018.

Since 2006, Askeaton Contemporary Arts commission, produce and exhibit contemporary art in the locale of a small town in County Limerick, Ireland.

Public events, free and open to all, take place during the artists’ stay, culminating in a special Open Day on Saturday 28th July, featuring new commissioned artworks to be encountered throughout Askeaton.

Programme of Events

Monday 16th July @ 11.30am

Join Askeaton’s tour guide Anthony Sheehy on an exploratory walk around the town’s medieval history.

Wednesday 18th July @ 12.30pm

Askeaton Civic Trust – For over a decade the Office of Public Works are active inside Askeaton’s Medieval Castle, enacting a long-term conservation project on one of Ireland’s most important buildings. Join artist Carl Doran and OPW staff as they describe their work and the day-to-day tasks involved.

Friday 20th July @ 8pm

Askeaton Civic Trust – Askeaton’s Church of Ireland priest, and accomplished author, blogger and journalist, Patrick Comerford is given carte blanche to present a talk at Askeaton Civic Truct. Expect a journey through the history of western art, with renaissance painter El Greco at the helm.

Monday 23rd July @ 11.30am

Askeaton Civic Trust – Another opportunity to share in the knowledge of tour guide Anthony Sheehy, exploring Askeaton’s history in a walk around the Franciscan Friary ruin.

Tuesday 24th July @ 8pm

Askeaton Civic Trust – Join curators Max Andrews, Mariana Cánepa Luna (Latitudes, Barcelona), and Gareth Bell-Jones (Flat Time House, London) as they discuss some of their recent exhibition projects and recall some of the travels and experiences that form part of their work and profession.

Thursday 26th July @ 8pm

Askeaton Civic Trust – Karin Dubsky is one of Ireland’s leading marine ecologists. She works at Trinity College Dublin and is co-ordinator and co-founder of Coastwatch Europe. She campaigns regularly on environmental issues. 

Following the recent Coastwatch Europe exhibition at the European Parliament in Brussels, she will describe her work and how a greater understanding and inclusive vision of an area such as the Shannon Estuary area could be gained.

Saturday 28th July from 3pm

Askeaton Civic Trust – Our annual open day celebrates the work of 2018’s artists in residence. A reception at Askeaton Civic Trust will be followed by a guided tour of Askeaton, encountering new projects by Matt Calderwood, Jonny Lyons, Ruth Clinton and Niamh Moriarty.

All events are free and open to the public.

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Stanzas - Weekend of Words Festival

A Weekend of Words


Every July Stanzas holds a birthday bash called ‘A Weekend of Words’

Stanzas is a free and open event for writers and poets to come together, experience their art, and meet like-minded people. Our festival is a celebration of our birthday, and we incorporate all the best things about words: poetry, short stories, music, monologues, and more!

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Foynes Air Show


More than 15,000 aviation enthusiasts gather along the shores of the Shannon Estuary in West Limerick for the Foynes Air Show.

The Foynes Air Show started in 2014 with the Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum’s 75th anniversary of the first transatlantic commercial passenger flight that took place to Foynes.

Foynes Air Show is a thrilling & exciting Air Show of an international standard, coupled with the rich aviation history of Foynes & its location on the Wild Atlantic Way providing a spectacular backdrop to the display.

Events commence from 12 noon and include Mc Faddens Fun-Fair, Food Stands, and Free Family Street Entertainment with Free Air Show at 2pm.

Park n Ride including Event Brochure, €10 per car.
Please plan your route and travel early.

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Festival of Lughnasa Knockfierna

Knockfierna Festival of Lughnasa


Knockfierna Heritage Society’s annual celebration of the Festival of Lughnasa.

Celebrate the ancient festival of Lughnasa, a Gaelic festival marking the beginning of the harvest season, with historical guided tour, music, a talk about the famine times, followed by a gathering at the Rambling House, located at the start of the network of trails, for music and refreshments.

Knockfierna makes for a beautiful hike, passing the ruins of a famine cottage en route to the top of the hill, which offers panoramic views of the Golden Vale and Shannon Estuary from the top.

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Ardpatrick Festival

Ardpatrick Festival 2018


The Ardpatrick Festival is in it’s 20th year, and promises to be the best one yet!

A weekend of fun events and entertainment for the people of the hillside village and surrounding areas in mid-summer.

Programme of events to be announced.

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B Fest Ballingarry

B-Fest Ballingarry

Friday 3rd – Monday 6th August

The August Bank holiday weekend will see the return of the much loved B-Fest at Condron’s Bar in Ballingarry, Co. Limerick.

Family fun run/walk, cake sale, magical fairy trail and fairy tea party, family events and gig rig, just some of the events you can expect at the B-Fest family weekend of fun and entertainment on the August Bank Holiday weekend.

2018 programme of events to be announced.

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Fusion Dance Festival

Fusion Dance Festival


Fusion Dance Fest by Fusion Fighters is now in it’s 3rd year and will once again take place at the Limerick Institute of Technology Millennium Theatre.

Fusion Dance Fest by Fusion Fighters is now in it’s 3rd year. With an inclusive approach and International cast of over 10 different Nationalities in 2017, ‘Fusion Dance Fest’ is fast becoming the perfect meeting hub for dance enthusiasts and creatives from around the world.

This eight day dance camp in 2018 is going to be jam packed with workshops of various styles of dance and seminars taught by show stars, renowned choreographers, along with members of the ‘Fusion Fighters Crew’.

We have purposefully made the festival as inclusive as possible so it’s suitable for a range of levels and ages. All cast members will have the opportunity to feature in Fusion Fighters video projects and several performances which include a full scale production on the final evening!

It makes me extremely proud that a lot of our former cast have gone on to follow their dreams and perform in established touring productions, as well as performing on the Late Late Show, Fleadh TV, the 2017 Irish Dance World Championships, and viral video projects for major brands.

We want our festival to continue to grow and the 2018 Fest will be featuring even more special guests, social activities and performance opportunities. Whether you are training for the competitive or professional stage, FDF will give you the confidence boost and performance skills needed to propel yourself to the next level!

Please visit our websitefor more information about the festival and how to apply to be part of it.

See you there!!

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Castletown Country Festival

Castletown Country Music Festival 2018


A weekend long festival of country music with performances every night, a family fun day on Sunday and a Truck Show in aid of Milford Hospice.

Castletown Country Music Festival is celebrating its 10th year.

Programme of Events

  • Friday Night – Johnny Brady
  • Saturday Night – Cliona Hagan
  • Sunday – Family Fun Day with large selection of inflatable amusements.
  • Sunday – Truck Show in aid of Milford Hospice
  • Sunday Night – Marty Mone

Music every night with Paddy Quilligan and DJ Extreme.

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Cappamore show 2018

Cappamore Agricultural Show 2018


Cappamore Show will be held at the Showgrounds in Ballyvoreen, Cappamore on Saturday 18th August.

Runnning since 1954, Cappamore Agricultural Show is one of Ireland’s leading one day shows, and is very highly regarded among exhibitors and regular show supporters throughout the Munster region, and nationally.

Cappamore Show incorporates displays and competitions in areas such as cookery, crafts, agricultural and horticultural produce, and other areas that draw on the traditional skills, arts and crafts of the region, as well as more traditional show sections such as cattle and horse showing, and jumping classes.

Free children’s entertainment will also be provided on the day. Bring friends and family along for a great day at the showground, Ballyvoreen, Cappamore.

We really look forward to meeting you there!

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Heritage Week 2018

National Heritage Week 2018


Heritage Week 2018 is all about Sharing Stories. Sharing all our heritage stories in new ways with new people.

National Heritage Week builds awareness and education about our heritage, thereby encouraging it’s conservation and preservation.

Each year, during the last week of August, events are organised by local heritage enthusiasts and community groups throughout the city and county. Many of the events that take place during the week are free and each year the programme highlights the abundance of great work that is carried out in all communities in Ireland to preserve and promote our natural, built, and cultural heritage.

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St. Mary’s Cathedral – Open to the Public


Saint Mary’s Cathedral was founded in 1168 AD and stands majestically over the City Of Limerick on the banks of the River Shannon.

Saint Mary’s Cathedral is one of the most important medieval buildings to survive intact in Ireland which is still performing its original function.

It is an extraordinary building that has been ever-present during invasions, sieges, battles, wars, famines and times of peace.

It is also a treasure of Irish religious art. We encourage you to visit.

Times and Dates:

  • 18th August, 9am – 4pm
  • 19th August, 1:30pm – 4pm
  • 20th August, 9am – 5pm
  • 21st August, 9am – 5pm
  • 22nd August, 9am – 5pm
  • 23rd August, 9am – 5pm
  • 24th August, 9am – 5pm
  • 25th August, 9am – 4pm
  • 26th August, 1:30pm – 4pm

Access and Parking:

  • Suitable for children under 12
  • Wheelchair access (full)
  • Car parking available

This event forms part of the National Heritage Week programme of events. The full programme is available on our National Heritage Week page

National Heritage Week is coordinated by The Heritage Council and its aim is to build awareness and education about our heritage thereby encouraging its conservation and preservation.

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Medieval Kilmallock Free Audioguide


Discover the medieval marvels of Kilmallock with this free audio guide. Simply visit our website to access your free audio guide.

Explore Kilmallock, one of Ireland’s Finest Medieval Walled Towns with your Free Audio Guide. Kilmallock is one of Ireland’s hidden gems, a medieval walled town packed with fascinating historical buildings and features.

Our free audioguide will bring you through centuries of Kilmallock’s history, from the foundation of the monastery in around 600 AD by Saint Mocheallóg, through the medieval period when Kilmallock was the seat of the Earls of Desmond and one of the principal towns in Munster.

Access & Parking: 

  • Suitable for children under 12
  • Wheelchair access (partial)
  • Car parking available

This event forms part of the National Heritage Week programme of events. The full programme is available on our National Heritage Week page

National Heritage Week  is coordinated by The Heritage Council and its aim is to build awareness and education about our heritage thereby encouraging its conservation and preservation.

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Bruff Heritage Free Audio Guide


Free self-guided audio tour to the charming rural town of Bruff, the ancestral home of the famous Irish-American Fitzgerald political dynasty. Simply visit our website to access your free audio guide.

The peaceful town of Bruff is located in the heart of the Golden Vale in County Limerick.

The town is full of fascinating historical buildings and is rich in local heritage and culture, contributing significantly to the story of Ireland.

Bruff is also famed for its contribution to the history of the USA as the ancestral home of the famed Fitzgerald Kennedy political dynasty.

The audio guide was produced by Abarta Heritage for Bruff Heritage Group with the support of Ballyhoura Development Ltd.

Access & Parking: 

  • Suitable for children under 12
  • Wheelchair access (partial)
  • Car parking available

This event forms part of the National Heritage Week programme of events. The full programme is available on our National Heritage Week page

National Heritage Week  is coordinated by The Heritage Council and its aim is to build awareness and education about our heritage thereby encouraging its conservation and preservation.

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Lace-Making Class


A free lace-making class for beginners, that will show you how to make pieces of lace.

To book contact [email protected]

Access and Parking:

  • Suitable for children under 12
  • Wheelchair access (full)
  • Car parking available

This event forms part of the National Heritage Week programme of events. The full programme is available on our National Heritage Week page

National Heritage Weekis coordinated by The Heritage Council and its aim is to build awareness and education about our heritage thereby encouraging its conservation and preservation.

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Mount Saint Lawrence Cemetery Tour


A guided tour around Mount Saint Lawrence, examining the history of the Cemetery, as well as the notable figures that are buried there.

Access and Parking:

  • Suitable for children under 12
  • Wheelchair access (partial)
  • Car parking available

This event forms part of the National Heritage Week programme of events. The full programme is available on our National Heritage Week page

National Heritage Week is coordinated by The Heritage Council and its aim is to build awareness and education about our heritage thereby encouraging its conservation and preservation.

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The Story of Lough Gur


Lough Gur is best appreciated in the company of a knowledgeable & able guide. From archaeology to history, from folklore to magic these trained guides will inform & enchant you.

Sensible footwear and weatherproof clothing advised. Included outdoor and exhibition tour.

Access and Parking:

  • Suitable for children under 12
  • Wheelchair access (partial)
  • Car parking available

This event forms part of the National Heritage Week programme of events. The full programme is available on our National Heritage Week page

National Heritage Week  is coordinated by The Heritage Council and its aim is to build awareness and education about our heritage thereby encouraging its conservation and preservation.

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Sarsfields Day Festival


Sarsfields Day Festival Weekend honours Patrick Sarsfield and the heroic
defenders of the walled city of Limerick in 1690. In August 1690, William of Orange
and his army were successful at the Battle of the Boyne, and proceeded
to rampage through the South of Ireland, in order to quell any further resistance by Jacobites to his domination of Ireland. Be part of this city’s great historical and proud history.

Various venues across Limerick city.


Bring Your Limericks to Limerick

AUGUST 24th-26th

Over the past six years, the festival has grown in size both in terms of the audience as well as the performers. This year’s festival is promised to have a fantastic line-up of walking tours around Limerick, including some of our historic ruins, slam poetry, art exhibitions, storytelling, traditional Irish music sessions and writing workshops.
The Bring Your Limerick to Limerick 2018 Festival is supported by the Limerick Writers’ Centre and Global Limerick, with its main aim to make both poetry and creative writing more accessible to the wider public.

Various venues across Limerick city.



Elemental Festival


Elemental Arts and Culture Festival takes place in September in Limerick City. The festival encompasses the arts in all their guises and is guided by a green ethos.Elemental is delighted to announce that it has won Gold in its category for Best Promotional Brochure at the IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards.

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Limerick Culture Night


Culture Night takes place on a Friday in September every year.
Limerick City & County want to make sure that Limerick is once again
well represented in this national initiative with a full programme of events
to showcase the wealth of culture that Limerick has to offer,

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Limerick Jazz Festival


Limerick Jazz Festival is an annual event promoting live jazz performance
in various venues throughout the city of Limerick featuring artists
from the US, the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe.

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Open House Limerick


Open House Limerick is annual festival showcasing outstanding
architecture for all to experience, completely free of charge.

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Cuisle International Poetry Festival


The nightly readings are the highlight of Cuisle Limerick City International Poetry Festival,
which has over the past years gained a very favourable international reputation
as a festival at which to present work, both from at home and abroad.


Samhain – Limerick’s Halloween Festival


Samhain will culminate with a light-filled lantern parade on Nicholas Street. The Bishop’s Lady will rise to once again roam the medieval streets of Limerick, haunting all who gather on Nicholas Street.

She will lead the parade with community and artistic groups taking part and will end with lanterns being placed upon the river.

The people of Limerick and visitors to the city will gather in a procession of light and dramatically light up the river as the lanterns float away, honouring the spirits of those who have passed.

Samhain, presented by Lumen Street Theatre, is funded by Limerick City and County Council.

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Light Moves Festival of Screendance


Light Moves is Ireland’s international festival of dance, film and media arts with events across Limerick City. The festival invites audiences to see dance differently, with an intriguing programme packed with thought-provoking and cutting-edge new and existing work offering an inspiring and stimulating journey of discovery.

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Limerick Christmas Racing Festival 


Day 1 of the Christmas Racing Festival. Gates open at 10:30am with the first race off
at approximately 12:30pm. St. Stephen’s Day racing is a tradition in the mid-west
so make sure you join us for a feast of National Hunt racing to include The Shannon Airport Novice Chase (Grade 2).

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