The city’s Milk Market was host to an alcohol free feast of creativity, food and dance with a pop-up, family-friendly event as part of Limerick City of Culture 2014. Sons of Micháel O’Súilleabháin, Owen and Moley, curated and MCed the new event called Paddy’s Day Unlocked. The musical brothers enlisted the musical talents of the Irish Chamber Orchestra’s Sing Out With Strings children’s choir, Eve Vocal Group Bavad and their own mother Nóirín Ní Riain. Circus group Fidget Feet paraded on stilts and African dancer RAS Mikey Courtney of the Irish World Academy also performed and local DJs Leon and Emmet, in the Milk Market event, which also had the support of the Elemental festival and UL. Unlocked was organised by Happenings, a group which runs pop up “socially responsible” events in parks and public spaces, making their first trip to the city. “Paddy’s Day Unlocked was a fun, family-friendly experience that was open after the parade for those who wish to stay in the city centre but don’t necessarily want to spend the day drinking alcohol or in a pub,” explained Happenings Founder, Peter O’Brien. “It’s the first time it took place and we’re delighted that the inaugural location is the Milk Market during Limerick City of Culture. It’s also the launch event for six Limerick City Of Culture pop-up Happenings events that will take place outdoors in the city throughout the summer months.”
To see full coverage of St. Patrick’s Day 2014 go HERE.
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