LIMERICK City of Culture 2014 was honoured with an award at the Irish Times Theatre Awards held at the National Concert Hall last weekend. The Judges Special Award praised Limerick City of Culture “for using the city in the most imaginative way to rebrand Limerick as a beacon of artistic endeavour”. Limerick Arts officer, Sheila Deegan said the award was recognition not only for all the cultural practitioners involved but also for Limerick and its citizens, including the many volunteers, who engaged so enthusiastically with the entire event. “Limerick City of Culture has proved to be a major success, and now the city is working on a bid for designation as European City of Culture 2020 as a means of insuring continued investment in culture as a way of developing Limerick’s future,” she added. The Irish Times Theatre Awards are held annually to recognise the best performances and productions in Irish theatre.