The ‘That’s Limerick’ event, which took place on Tuesday, June 18 in Smock Alley Theatre, Templebar, Dublin showcased all the city and county has to offer in terms of culture, attractions, food, accommodation, entertainment and more! Attended by key business leaders and well-known Limerick personalities, the event played host to Limerick hotels, venues, academic institutes, sporting facilities and festivals.
Those in attendance including Ministers Jan O Sullivan & Michael Noonan, Kamal Ibrahim & Deric Hartigan were treated to fine food from Limerick’s top restaurants and hotels, a fashion show produced by Limerick’s first lady Celia Holman Lee and a variety of Limerick cultural performances including a performance from 14 year old Limerick singer/songwriter Leah Melling, a dance performance from Limerick’s hip hop festival Make a Move, scenes from various Limerick theatre groups, aerial acrobatics from Fidget Feet and a choral performance from Unity Gospel Choir.
The lively evening, supported by Fáilte Ireland, gave a taste of how Limerick’s top venues are preparing for what promises to be a pivotal year for the city and also to promote Limerick as a conference and sport event location. The city is expected to attract national and international conferences throughout the 2014 National City of Culture year through the Shannon Region Conference and Sports Bureau and the work of the Failte Ireland Business Tourism Conference Ambassador programme.
Karl Wallace, Artistic Director, Limerick City of Culture 2014 tells me, “We believe that there will be a significant boost to the economy due to Limerick being chosen as the City of Culture for 2014. Next year the spotlight turns to Limerick and its many cultural offerings; welcoming visitors and neighbours to share in the creative talents of the city and its incredible people.”
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