New guide by Limerick City and County Council to help public plan for main summer festivals

Limerick County Counicl, Chamber exterior. Picture; Keith Wiseman

A new guide has been launched by Limerick City and County Council to help locals and visitors plan for all the main summer festivals taking place around the city and county.

The guide is packed full of ideas for fun days and nights out in Limerick.
The new ‘Limerick Festivals Guide 2018’ detailing more than 100 festivals and gigs has been created by the council’s Office of Marketing & Communications in conjunction with the Culture & Arts Office, to showcase the range of events taking place across the city and county every month throughout 2018.
To help people navigate the guide, it has been divided into months and then colour coded depending on the type of event.
So whether it’s ‘Family Fun’ such as Riverfest in May, a ‘Big Gig’ like Steps in Thomond Park in July, ‘History & Heritage’ for the Lough Gur Summer Solstice Festival in June, or ‘Arts & Culture’ for the Askeaton Contemporary Arts Festival in July, there is something for everyone.  Full festival details are on
Laura Ryan, Head of Marketing & Communications with Limerick City and County Council said: “There are so many festivals and live music events happening around Limerick city and county throughout 2018 that we wanted to compile a guide to compliment our comprehensive listing on, the official guide to Limerick.”
“We provide a free service to festival organisers throughout Limerick so that their events can be promoted to the thousands of visitors who visit every year. The number of festivals and gigs is staggering, over 100 that have been included in the guide. The new guide, will allow a greater promotion and marketing of all of these festivals, making more people aware that they are taking place and ultimately help them grow.”
Sheila Deegan, Culture and Arts Officer with Limerick City and County Council said: “Festivals are an important way of bringing us together to share and learn about ourselves, our culture, our heritage and give confidence and voice to creative expression of all kinds. The recent investment by Limerick City and County Council into festivals is testament to the belief that they can create a sense of belonging as well as impact on the social and economic life of Limerick.”
Organisers can submit details of events via My Limerick on for FREE promotion in our online and printed publications.
The online guide is available here on  with the printed guide available at Limerick City and County Council offices and across Limerick from next week.
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