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#WATCH Thank you #Limerick as 2020 bid party hits the streets



IT is a simple as that when you look at the scenes captured from around the city this Tuesday – D-Day for #Limerick in its bid to become City of Culture 2020.

For the thousands that gathered on the streets of the city at various locations, the street party, together with Culture and Chips, was a big thank you to all who got behind the bid.

With an open invitation to the people of Limerick, the street celebration jointly showcased Limerick’s cultural confidence and its appreciation for efforts made to become European Capital of Culture in 2020.

Newly elected Mayor of Limerick cllr Kieran O’Hanlon called on Limerick’s citizens, patrons and visitors to join the Limerick 2020 bid team for a range of festivities, treats and much more.

Deputy Director and Arts and Culture Officer for Limerick City and County Council Sheila Deegan said “We wanted to throw a big street party for the people of Limerick, for everyone who played a part in the magical journey we have had so far.

“Win or lose with the 2020 bid, we have achieved an awful lot and it is time to celebrate.

Limerick took to the streets to party as the European City of Culture 2020 bid hits fever pitch
#Limerick took to the streets to party as the European City of Culture 2020 bid hits fever pitch

“Effectively we have been working on this since the turn of the millennium when we began our bid for the 2005 Capital of Culture and really set off on what has been our cultural discovery journey in Limerick.

“The journey has awakened a real sense of cultural identity in Limerick and a wider awareness of just how rich, diverse and talented our cultural heritage is.

“We were Ireland’s first National City of Culture in 2014 and certainly showed over the course of that magical year just how much Limerick has found its cultural voice and it is now singing from the rooftops.”

The bid team will travel to Dublin later this week and pitch why Limerick should be selected. The announcement will be made on Friday at 12:45pm in Dublin.

Limerick 2020 bid director Mike Fitzpatrick expressed his gratitude to everyone who contributed to the Limerick2020 bid, “we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”

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