Lucky Lane celebrates 10 years with live music bash featuring Fonda and Small Church

IT’S been a memorable ten years for vintage haven Lucky Lane of Catherine Street, now acknowledged as an indelible part of Limerick’s cultural landscape.

The creation of local musicians Dave Irwin and Mark Sheehan (who now owns SubSpace in Ennis), Lucky Lane was intended as an eclectic thrift store but has expanded to include vinyl records, comics, antiquarian books, and an array of pop culture merchandise.

You are as likely to find a first edition James Joyce, a 1930s typewriter, vintage Japanese kimono, or a host of must-have items you never knew you wanted.

Originally opening as a temporary pop-up shop in December 2013, the retro variety store somehow managed to defy expectations, and now celebrates a full decade as Limerick’s coolest retail outlet.

To honour this longevity, Pharmacia is set to host their (free!) anniversary party at 6pm Sunday December 10, featuring local bands Fonda and Small Church with support acts.

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Garage-rockers Fonda have been evolving since 2015, releasing EPs Social Services and No Begonias, and becoming a strong presence on the festival circuit.

Newcomers Small Church emerged from the pandemic, immediately impressing aficionados of grunge-shoegaze with their melodic dynamism, their debut release rating Track of the Day by Hot Press.