Riverfest Limerick scoops top award


RIVERFEST has scooped a top award at the Event Industry Awards.

The three day family friendly festival was named Best Event at this years awards.

This year the festival broke records with more than 120,000 visiting the City on the May Bank holiday weekend.

Limericks Riverfest finished with a speculator fireworks display. Pic Sean Curtin True Media.

Sheila Deegan, Culture & Arts Officer with Limerick City and County Council said: “The increased investment by the elected members has ensured the development of Riverfest into a national event of scale.

“In 2019 the footprint of the festival extended from Limerick Docks to King John’s Castle and the presence of locally based but internationally known Fidget Feet gave a real spectacle feeling to this year’s event.” she added.

The 11th annual ceremony took place recently at Citywest Hotel in Dublin, where Riverfest Limerick won ‘Best Live Event’ and then won the overall prize of ‘Best Event’.






Riverfest Limerick wins big an Event Industry Awards. Pictured is Meghann Scully.

Lyndsey Hall, Social Media Manager with Piquant Media, who were in charge of the social media output throughout the Riverfest Limerick weekend added: “We were so delighted to be involved in Riverfest. 

“Planning for it was a little injection of summer, through those dark winter days.  It was so much fun to be involved and I’m so delighted for Limerick that it won best event at the awards.” she explained.

Riverfest Limerick will return from the 1 – 4 May 2020.