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Limerick artists angered over makeup of new cultural committee

Limerick artists angered over makeup of new cultural committee

| August 16, 2017

JUST weeks after Limerick City and County councillors voted to establish the country’s first council committee entirely dedicated to culture, local artists are claiming that the local authority has failed to ensure that people working in the cultural community are represented on the new group. The Professional Limerick Artists Network (PLAN) and Limerick Arts and […]

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EVA International Director reacts to funding criticism

EVA International Director reacts to funding criticism

| August 12, 2017

THE newly-appointed director of the EVA International has responded to criticism of the amount of funding allocated to the biennial contemporary arts festival. At the July Metropolitan District meeting of Limerick City and County Council, concern was expressed that, in addition to Arts Council funding of €220,000, EVA had been allocated €5,000 from the local authority. A […]

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Limerick Council gives arts back to the artists

Limerick Council gives arts back to the artists

| July 28, 2017

A NEW way of awarding money to arts and culture groups in Limerick was agreed this week, taking the process out of the hands of councillors and officials. A new committee is being established, involving independent representatives of the artistic community. Membership of the new committee – a first for any local authority in Ireland […]

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Limerick Cultural rising set to soar

Limerick Cultural rising set to soar

| July 28, 2017

The remarkable renewal of Limerick’s culture this decade is to be redoubled after the adoption of an ambitious new strategy, as well as funding of €600,000 for its implementation, by Limerick City and County Council. In another illustration of the renewed confidence and energy in Limerick today, the local authority has become the first in […]

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Pride Festival will bring colour to the city

Pride Festival will bring colour to the city

| July 7, 2016

IT will be a colourful occasion when this year’s Limerick LGBTI Pride Festival gets under way on Monday, July 11. The festival, which runs until Sunday, July 17, has as its theme #UnitedColoursofLimerick to highlight the twin elements of inclusion and diversity. The Grand Marshall of the Limerick Pride Parade on Saturday, July 16  is Transgender Equality […]

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‘Choose Arts’ is the message from Trainspotter Tom

‘Choose Arts’ is the message from Trainspotter Tom

| July 2, 2016

ITALIAN poet Dante Alighieri once said, “The secret of getting things done is to act”. The sentiment behind this statement is one that Fine Gael TD for Limerick, Tom Neville (41), has taken quite literally. A trainer actor with a Masters in Music Technology, he is now appealing for Arts funding to be increased, as the […]

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2020 bid hots up

2020 bid hots up

| June 14, 2016

Limerick’s bid to become European Capital of Culture 2020 steps up a gear this week with the first deadline of the second round of the competition being met. And the city and our bid will feature on a special edition on Nationwide on RTE 1 this Wednesday at 7pm. This Friday, June 17th  the Limerick […]

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Star-studded lineup for Limerick literary festival

Star-studded lineup for Limerick literary festival

| February 11, 2016

by Daragh Frawley [email protected] INTERNATIONALLY acclaimed writers such as Louis de Bernières, Tim Pat Coogan, Claire Keegan and Kevin Myers feature in the impressive line-up for  this year’s Limerick Literary Festival. Now in its 32nd year, the festival, formerly known as the Kate O’Brien weekend is held in honour of the life and works of […]

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Limerick City gallery celebrates 30 years of artistic endeavour

Limerick City gallery celebrates 30 years of artistic endeavour

| September 10, 2015

LIMERICK City Gallery of Art (LCGA) is celebrating 30 years as a dedicated art museum at the Carnegie Building in Pery Square by hosting an exhibition of its permanent collection of 18th, 19th and 20th century Irish artworks. Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan has officially launched the exhibition, which runs until October 30 and features 3,000 historic […]

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Deadline for Riverfest’s new Busking Competition extended

Deadline for Riverfest’s new Busking Competition extended

| April 28, 2015

by Aoife McLoughlin [email protected] THE deadline for application to the Busking Competition, , has been extended to Wednesday evening April 29.  The competition will host some of Limerick’s talented street musicians as they sing their hearts out, performing for some top quality prizes. Buskers will be located throughout Limerick’s pedestrianised streets, through designated pitches on […]

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