Feast of fun at city’s Riverfest
IT is all systems go for Riverfest, which kicks off on Friday and is expected to bring thousands of people into the city centre to join in the fun.
This year’s extravaganza has an impressive line up for all age groups.
Included are a continental food market, live concerts throughout the city daily, the screening of the Heineken Cup semi-final between Munster and Leinster on a giant screen at Merchant’s Quay, as well as a spectacular fireworks display on Sunday night.
The four-day festival will showcase Limerick’s talent as well as culture. The continental food market will begin at 10am each morning and will feature foods from France, Spain, Holland, UK, and Germany, complemented by the best of Irish organic food provided by local traders.
On Saturday, sports fans can share in the excitement of Croke Park with the screening of Munster v Leinster on an 18 square metre screen, and the advice is to ‘book’ your seat early.
For music lovers, Limericks Youth Service ‘Lava Java’s’ will be hosting an evening concert on Friday, with local and national bands in full throttle. And a hip-hop festival is also on the agenda.
Mayor, Cllr John Gilligan, described Riverfest as; “a wonderful opportunity for Limerick people to celebrate the best that our city has to offer and to showcase all its positive aspects”.
Upwards of 150 motorcyclists will parade through the city centre on Sunday as part of the Down Syndrome Ireland rev-up challenge.
On Sunday, all will get a chance to show their muscle in the ‘tug-of-war’ and family fun games in Arthur’s Quay Park and can step it out at the free open-air ‘Ceili Mor’ at the same venue, also on Sunday afternoon.
A spectacular fireworks display will be held from the rear of City Hall from 10pm, Sunday, which will brighten up the skies for miles around.