50,000 people visited Limerick this May Bank Holiday weekend as it hosted the tenth annual Riverfest, which runs from May 2 to 5. Packed with a range of events, Riverfest is one of the high-points of the tourism year for the city and includes the return of firm favourites such as the Coors Light Riverfest BBQ Competition, which is now firmly established as Ireland’s leading barbecue event and attracts hundreds of entries; Fashion Friday; the Continental Fair which illustrates the city’s diversity in artisan foods and crafts; and a major fireworks display.
Another new addition and one that had Arthur’s Quay pulsating with Irish traditional sounds on Monday with an open air concert by Sharon Shannon and others, including Limerick’s Johnny Fean, of Horselips fame, in his Fean & Travers duet with Steve Travers and all-girl Celtic group Liadan to bring the curtain down on the action packed weekend. The Limerick City Challenge took place on Bank Holiday Monday, in which teams of two will race around the city to complete a variety of challenges – physical, intellectual, musical, artistic and sensory – in an event that will raise funds for Limerick international aid organisation Bóthar’s Rwandan creamery project.
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