ON Tuesday night February 4 Mick Dolan and the team from Dolan’s Warehouse were awarded the Hot Press Magazine Special Commendation Award at the IMRO Live Music Venue of the Year awards held in IMRO HQ in Dublin. The Dock Road venue was among the shortlist of venues chosen by more than 8,500 IMRO members (Irish Music Rights Organisation). Venues were judged on their commitment to providing the core elements that make for a great live music venue – atmosphere, sound and lighting, staging, diversity of programming and all importantly, the staff and management of each venue.
Neil Dolan told Limerick Post that the Dolan’s crew was “absolutely delighted” to accept the award from Hot Press editor Niall Stokes. Stokes commented, “Great venues are really important in creating scenes and Dolan’s in Limerick fits that description perfectly.”
Dolan’s has been at the forefront of providing live and original music in Limerick for over a decade having hosted acts from Kasabian and Mumford & Sons to Christy Moore and Sharon Shannon. The team at Dolan’s has run hugely successful shows at Limerick Milk Market (Imelda May, Nile Rodgers) and UCH (James Vincent McMorrow) when the occasion calls for greater capacity. The venue has also been supportive of up and coming local acts with gigs happening every week in the Warehouse and in the more intimate upstairs venue. Trad music sessions happen in the bar nightly.
A couple of moments from Dolan’s recent past