The Riverfest weekend’s important attraction has been cancelled

The Riverfest weekend's main attraction has been cancelled

via Limerick Metropolis and County Council

The Irish Navy ship as a consequence of journey to Limerick for the competition has sadly been hijacked as a part of an emergency operation.

The Naval Service of Eire confirmed that “the naval vessel collaborating in Riverfest has been tasked with an emergency operational downside off the west coast of Eire and is unable to take part in Riverfest”.

But it surely’s enterprise as common in any other case with Riverfest Limerick set to draw tens of hundreds to Treaty Metropolis this Might financial institution vacation weekend.

Arthur’s Quay Park is presently being reworked into Riverfestival Village with classic amusements, reside leisure and good meals all weekend lengthy.

The Ferris wheel will provide a 360-degree view of the town after it transfers from Arthur’s Quay Park to the Potato Market.

The mighty River Shannon takes middle stage on this celebration with magnificent stunt shows by world-renowned fly boarders.

Riverfest lights up the hearth on Friday evening with a spectacular Rogu hearth present, and the favored waterfront Riverfest BBQ will likely be serving up mouthwatering treats on Saturday.

The courtyard of King John’s Citadel is making ready for an invasion of music followers attending a sold-out Hermitage Inexperienced live performance on Sunday night.

Benefit from the spectacular Riverfest fireworks show, a household favourite, additionally on Sunday nights.

Sports activities followers could have lots to shout about in Limerick this weekend.

At Markets Subject on Friday evening, Treaty United tackle Kerry FC.

Limerick are in motion in opposition to previous rivals Clare within the Munster Senior Hurling Championship on Saturday evening.

The Regeneron Nice Limerick Run on Sunday will likely be attended by over ten thousand folks from all counties in Eire and twenty international locations.

Limerick Metropolis and County Mayor Cllr Francis Foley mentioned:

“Limerick actually is the place to be for households and competition goers over the Financial institution Vacation in Might. The climate forecast is nice and the tide is in Limerick’s favour, permitting for extra actions on the River Shannon. Riverfest Limerick is now in its nineteenth yr and continues to supply a enjoyable time for all.”

Eugene Crimmins, Head of Festivals and Occasions at Limerick Metropolis and County Council, mentioned:

“It’s unlucky that we’re dropping the warship from our listing of points of interest so near the Riverfest weekend, however it’s out of our management and we absolutely perceive the necessity for the Irish Naval Service to answer the emergency state of affairs off the coast of Eire . That will not cease us from having a implausible competition weekend with a lot extra on provide for younger and previous to get pleasure from.”

Visitors restrictions and parking:

Individuals attending Riverfest Limerick are suggested of quite a few street closures with particulars obtainable at

Work on the Public Realm on O’Connell Avenue in Limerick will stop for the weekend with guests welcome to expertise the improved pedestrian areas and elevated accessibility created by the practically accomplished works.

Restricted road parking is offered in Limerick Metropolis, with a number of automotive parks open over the weekend. Test parking web sites for opening hours.

A Garda visitors administration plan will likely be in place for the Munster Senior Hurling Championship match between Limerick and Clare at 7.00pm on Saturday night.

The Gardai warn of a sequence of street closures and detours within the neighborhood of the TUS Gaelic Grounds from 4.30pm and provides the next recommendation to match goers:

“To make everybody’s day higher, Garda advises patrons to reach in good time to park their vehicles legally, that’s, with out creating an impediment, to not park in inexperienced areas or in locations the place parking is prohibited. Illegally parked vehicles will likely be fined and people inflicting obstruction will probably be eliminated by Gardai. Customers are suggested to strongly contemplate parking in close by metropolis middle automotive parks and strolling to the stadium, as this may save them numerous time on their journeys residence after the match.”

There will likely be a sequence of street closures on Sunday to facilitate the Regeneron Nice Limerick Run. Particulars can be found on

Among the many occasions that happen for Riverfest are:

Rogu – ‘Firestorm’ or ‘Hearth and Water’ Friday twenty eighth April 9.30pm – Bedford Row

FIRESTORM takes its viewers on a journey the place they will not know what comes subsequent! From epic showdowns to implausible fantasy, from intense hearth choreography to dream worlds of phantasm and creativeness. An explosion of fireside, mild and ability.

Riverfest Freedrop at Citadel Lane – Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday

Get able to unleash your internal daredevil and expertise the final word earthly free fall! Touchdown from the tower on an enormous airbag – thrill-seekers will rejoice!

Ferris wheel – Potato market – from Friday 28 April to Monday 1 Might 12:00-22:00

Fly over the town and soak up breathtaking 360-degree views of the Limerick skyline from the spectacular 38-metre statement wheel. Sky-high enjoyable for the entire household. *Be aware: Ferris wheel strikes to Potato Market from Arthur’s Quay.

Vogue Friday – Arthur’s Quay Procuring Heart – Friday twenty eighth April at 11.30am and three.30pm

Be a part of Irish fashion queen Celia Holman-Lee as she showcases the newest tendencies from Limerick’s prime vogue homes and designers.

Riverfestival Village – Arthur’s Quay Park – twenty eighth April to 1st Might

Pattern scrumptious artisan meals and fabulous crafts; try superb classic amusements together with colourful road leisure and reside musical leisure, multi function riverside location!

Dates and occasions:

Friday 28 April: 12.30 – 22.00

Saturday twenty ninth April: 10am – 10pm

Sunday 30 April: 10am – 10pm

Monday 1st Might: 10am – 5pm

Riverfest Chill Out Zone & Sensory Room – Hunt Museum Backyard – from twenty ninth April to 1st Might

An escape from the hustle and bustle of Riverfest for kids and adults with autism. In affiliation with ASD Eire.

Seafront Barbecue – Howley’s Quay – twenty ninth April

Eire’s biggest BBQ is again with a bang! With some scorching, steaming dishes on provide, it guarantees to be an actual feast for the senses. This yr’s BBQ competitors is all about group, household and enjoyable! We invite communities and teams to return collectively and make this yr’s entry a hearty dish.

Regeneron Nice Limerick Run – from Pery Sq. – thirtieth April

The Regeneron Nice Limerick Run 2023 will happen on Sunday thirtieth April 2023 from Pery Sq., Limerick.

The marathon and Marathon Relay occasion will begin at 9:00am. The Half Marathon will begin at 10:30 and the 6 Miles will begin at 12:30.

For extra data or to register for the occasion click on right here.

Riverfest Spectacular Firework Show – Viewing Areas: Clancy’s Strand & Sarsfield Bridge – Sunday thirtieth April at 10.15pm

The Limerick skyline will rework right into a implausible fusion of colours through the spectacular fireworks show to make sure a becoming end to the festivities!

Grooveyard is producing this yr’s Riverfest Limerick program on behalf of Limerick Metropolis and County Council along with companions Arthur’s Quay Procuring Centre, Mr. Binman and Maldron Resort Limerick.

Media sponsors are Limerick Chief, Stay 95, Limerick Put up, Spin South West and I Love Limerick.

Occasions are topic to alter. For probably the most up-to-date particulars, go to and comply with Riverfest Limerick’s social media (Fb, Instagram and Twitter).

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