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videos of the awesome fireworks from Skyfest in Limerick 2010. The whole of Limerick was illuminated by these fantastic fireworks set over King Johns Castle. This video was shot from the opposite bank of the River Shannon and shows of the fireworks quite nicely. A great night for Limerick and a great party in the streets and bars afterwards.
The Skyfest Fireworks were just the start of events celebrating St Patricks Day on Wednesday 17th March. We hope you enjoy the video of the fireworks. For more info on Skyfest in Limerick click here.
WHAT: Skyfest Spectacular
WHERE: King Johns Castle, Limerick
WHEN: Saturday 13th March 2010
WHAT TIME: 7.30pm
BEST SPOTS: Along the River Shannon
13th March 2010, book your day off now; you are going to need it. In fact, book the week off, Limerick has it covered.
The annual Skyfest spectacular which has the people dancing in the streets and lights in the sky will be held in Limerick this year. This is only the 3rd time that the fireworks and musical event will take place outside of Ireland’s capital and promises to be, and I quote, an “exceptional pyro-musical presentation where dazzling colours and explosive effects are choreographed to an amazing soundtrack”.
And Limerick is the place for it, home of the second largest St Patrick’s Day parade in Ireland so it makes perfect sense to host one of Ireland’s most incredible outdoor events of the year; The Skyfest spectacular.
The Skyfest is the start to the “I Love Limerick” themed St. Patrick’s Day events and with the magnificent back drop of King Johns Castle; this promises to be one of the highlight of Limericks many St Patrick’s Day festivities. To give you an idea of the scale of this display, 30 people have toiled laboriously for 6 days to rig up and set off nearly 3 tonnes of fireworks, that’s a lot of pyro!
For the best views in the city, look for the River Shannon and turn your eyes towards King Johns Castle, we recommend getting there good and early to find a nice spot. The fireworks start at 7.30pm or 8pm, still waiting for confirmation on that but there will be plenty to see and do when you are waiting with street entertainment to keep the crowds occupied until the main event, fireworks!
View video footage of the SKYFEST LIMERICK event by clicking the link
FROM fireworks to film and the “most amazing parade in the world”, there’s something for everyone this St Patrick’s Day.
The festival is not just a one- day affair — organisers are offering a six-day helping of street theatre, music, visual arts and a ceili to celebrate all things Irish.
The fun starts on March 12 and organisers promise the festivities won’t be limited to Dublin.
And most importantly — it is set to deliver a massive €58.3m cash boost to the Irish economy with one million people expected on the streets to watch festival events.
One of this year’s highlights is the National Lottery Skyfest in Limerick City, with 50,000 people expected to attend a fireworks display at King John’s Castle overlooking the Shannon.
Families can look forward to a ‘Big Day Out’ in Merrion Square on March 14. And a monster ceili will get pulses racing at St Stephen’s Green at 4pm on St Patrick’s Eve.
Colourful characters including a “dancing puppet”, “a liquorice sweet” and a “candy floss girl” gave a flavour of the March 17 parade at the festival launch yesterday.
This year’s parade will feature the work of pageant companies from all over Ireland and marching bands from the US, Bulgaria and France. Click here for the full article.