PUBS AND BARS in Limerick will be able to stay open later this weekend thanks to a temporary change in the trading rules.
Due to two high-profile events taking place in the Treaty City this weekend, pubs have been given the go ahead to keep serving later across Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
The extension of hours comes as singer Dermot Kennedy is set to stage three gigs in Thomond Park over the coming three nights, while the Limerick Pride Festival is also taking place across the weekend. Limerick District Court have approved plans put forward by publicans for a temporary extension to the opening hours.
Pubs will be allowed to serve until 2am on Friday and Saturday night, and 1am on Sunday night.
This extension however does not apply to off licences.
The extension will also mean that any Limerick fans who return home late after Limerick’s All-Ireland match with Galway in Croke Park on Saturday will be able to join the revelry in one of the city centre establishments this weekend.