Limerick is set to have an all day street party for it’s citizens on July 12th as part of the European City of Culture 2020 bid. The organisers of the bid, Arts officer Sheila Deegan and Mike Fitzpatrick have announced a huge street party to take place to celebrate the bid which is in it’s final stages.

An open invitation has been issued by the newly elected Mayor of Limerick Cllr. Kieran O’Hanlon and the Limerick 2020 bid team to the public to join them in the city for a range of festivities planned for midday to evening as an appreciation for the collective effort for the 2020 European Capital of Culture bid.

The Limerick Cultural Strategy is an integrated set of choices that will pave the way for effective planning to achieve change through cultural engagement.

It has been commissioned by Limerick Arts Office, Limerick City and County Council, who are responsible for spearheading its delivery in partnership with the public, private and voluntary sectors and has contributed to the bid process for Limerick 2020.

Bid Deputy Director and Arts and Culture Officer for Limerick City and County Council Sheila Deegan has stated,  “We wanted to throw a big street party for the people of Limerick, for everyone who played a part in the magical journey we have had so far.”

“Win or lose with the 2020 bid, we have achieved an awful lot and it is time to celebrate so we are asking that as many people as possible to turn out and enjoy this party with us.”

Picture Alan Place c/o


28.06.2016 This year Culture & Chips Takes To The Streets in a one of a kind street party in conjunction with Limerick 2020, the likes of which Limerick has never seen before. Announcing details of the event at upper O’Connell Street, Limerick were, Catherine Ryan and Laura Malone of Fidget Feet. On Tuesday July 12th, the jury for the European Capital of Culture bid will visit the city and they’re going to get one hell of a Limerick welcome. Daniel OConnell’s whole block on upper O’Connell Street between Hartstonge Street and Barrington Street (the area known as The Crescent in the Georgian Quarter) will become party central as Culture & Chips Takes To The Streets from noon until evening. Picture: Alan Place.


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