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An thrilling lineup of occasions has been introduced for Riverfest this Could financial institution vacation weekend.
Hundreds of individuals will flock to Limerick Metropolis at no cost household occasions, sporting battles, live shows and fireworks shows.
Riverfest is a superb weekend of actions and leisure to kick off the summer season.
Among the highlights embrace Riverfest Village at Arthur’s Quay Park with meals, crafts, classic amusements, avenue performers and reside music.
Hermitage Inexperienced will carry out a bought out live performance at King John’s Fort on Sunday thirtieth April, while Jenny Greene will carry out two bought out live shows on the Dolans.
For one thing just a little totally different, there’s an actual daredevil expertise with a free-fall terrestrial touchdown from the tower on an enormous airbag.
The River Shannon would be the epicenter of the pageant as 1000’s of individuals flock to Limerick to participate within the festivities and absorb the environment.
Now in its nineteenth 12 months, Riverfest Limerick attracts households and festival-goers from throughout Eire who can take pleasure in vogue reveals, paddle boarding, kayaking and flyboarding on the River Shannon.
For these with vertigo The Ferris wheel at Limerick’s Potato Market provides beautiful views over the town.
In style household favorites additionally return, together with the waterfront barbecue and Riverfest fireworks.
Riverfestival Village at Arthur’s Quay Park additionally returns – a cacophony of meals, crafts, classic amusements, avenue performers and reside musical leisure all weekend lengthy.
The Regeneron Nice Limerick Run on Sunday, which is the quickest rising participatory occasion in Eire, is one other main function of the weekend.
The spotlight of the pageant for a lot of is the Riverfest fireworks and so they returned with a bang and assured to captivate spectators on Sunday thirtieth April.
Limerick has one thing for everybody over the Could Financial institution Vacation weekend with Treaty United taking up Kerry FC in Markets Subject on Friday evening and Munster Senior Hurling motion between outdated rivals Limerick and Clare on Saturday evening twenty ninth April at 7pm.
Hermitage Inexperienced will play a sold-out live performance at King John’s Fort on Sunday thirtieth April, whereas RTE’s Jenny Greene will carry out, not one, however two sold-out live shows on the Dolans.
Limerick Metropolis and County Mayor Cllr Francis Foley stated: “Riverfest marks the beginning of summer season for everybody in Limerick and the area. This 12 months’s pageant is busier than ever and as soon as once more Limerick Metropolis would be the place to be over the 4 days.
“With leisure, sport, music, tradition and meals on the forefront, the place else would you be this Could Financial institution Vacation weekend than in Limerick. As at all times, the folks of Limerick will welcome guests from Eire and the world for the pageant the place we, as a folks, can present what we’re”.
Households searching for a lightweight respite from the joy can wander the Hunt Museum Backyard to the Riverfest Chill Out Zone and Sensory Room. Limerick Metropolis and County Council have teamed up as soon as once more with ASD Eire to make sure it’s a pageant for all as they supply a sensory room for kids and adults with autism to entry a secure house to take a break from the crowds and noise.
Limerick Metropolis and County Council Tourism Supervisor Eileen Coleman stated: “There actually is one thing for everybody to take pleasure in in Limerick this Could financial institution vacation weekend and Riverfest is on the coronary heart of all of it.
“Over 4 days, the banks of the River Shannon will come alive with a mess of occasions. There may be loads on supply to maintain younger and outdated entertained all through the day, whereas world-class reside music live shows and the Sunday fireworks show take will add to the late-night revelry within the metropolis.For those who’ve by no means skilled it earlier than, discover out what you have been lacking by becoming a member of on this 12 months’s enjoyable.
Donn O’Sullivan, Head of Advertising and marketing & Communications at Limerick Metropolis and County Council, stated: “Riverfest is greater than only a pageant, it is a celebration of the vibrancy and spirit of Limerick Metropolis.
“Riverfest captures the essence of Limerick, embracing its historical past, tradition and folks.
“Whether or not you are a neighborhood or a customer, Riverfest is the right alternative to absorb the distinctive environment of this thriving metropolis and create lasting recollections alongside the best way. Get pleasure from.”
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 fireplace, mild and ability.
- Riverfest Freedrop at Fort Lane – Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday
Get able to unleash your inside daredevil and expertise the last 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 Could 12:00-22:00
Fly over the town and absorb 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.
- Style Friday – Arthur’s Quay Buying Middle – Friday twenty eighth April at 11.30am and three.30pm
Be part of Irish model queen Celia Holman-Lee as she showcases the most recent tendencies from Limerick’s prime vogue homes and designers.
- Riverfestival Village – Arthur’s Quay Park – twenty eighth April to 1st Could
Pattern scrumptious artisan meals and fabulous crafts; take a look at wonderful classic amusements together with colourful avenue 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 Could: 10am – 5pm
- Riverfest Chill Out Zone & Sensory Room – Hunt Museum Backyard – from twenty ninth April to 1st Could
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 best BBQ is again with a bang! With some scorching, steaming dishes on supply, it guarantees to be an actual feast for the senses. This 12 months’s BBQ competitors is all about group, household and enjoyable! We invite communities and teams to return collectively and make this 12 months’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 12 months’s Riverfest Limerick program on behalf of Limerick Metropolis and County Council along with companions Arthur’s Quay Buying Centre, Mr. Binman and Maldron Resort Limerick.
Occasions are topic to vary. For probably the most up-to-date particulars, go to Riverfest.ie and comply with Riverfest Limerick’s social media (Fb, Instagram and Twitter).
Riverfest Limerick 2023 digital information accessible right here.