first_imgMODESELEKTOR announced for new Limerick music festival LEAF Sue Ellen Butler, Garryowen at the turning on of the Christmas lights in LimerickAlmost 15,000 people turned out in Limerick this evening for the switching on of the Christmas lights to mark the start of the city’s festive celebrations.Mayor Stephen Keary was joined by the stars of PAW Patrol and Limerick Rose Kayleigh Maher for the ceremonial switch-on in O’Connell Street.The crowds was entertained by street performers and special guests including soprano and blogging star Sinéad O’Brien, tenor Derek Moloney, Limerick Gospel Choir and Jason Hennessy in the build up to the turning on of the lights.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up CABAL digital weekender for the Limerick Covid Lockdown Party James and Amelia Slattery, one of a set of quads from Limerick. Fireworks will play a major role in the New Year’s Eve celebrations. Facebook ‘Light Up Limerick’ marks the start of six weeks of celebration that will also include:Musical Treats on Thomas Street from noon to 6pm on December 2, 3, 9, 10;Festive Craft Fair at Bedford Row on December 2 and 3 from 11am to 6pm;Santa’s Post Box on Bedford Row where children can post that all important letter to Santa;Limerick on Ice – Ireland’s longest established ice-ring in Arthurs Quay Park from December 1 to January 7;The Enchanted Christmas horse drawn carriage from December 1 to January 7;Live music at Dolan’s and Live at the Big Top sessions;Christmas themed markets at the Limerick Milk Market on December 14 to 17; and December 21 to 24;A host of magical Santas across Limerick;Christmas Racing Festival at Limerick Racecourse December 26 to 29;New Year’s Eve Fireworks Extravaganza with entertainment from 8.30pm.City centre retailers are being encouraged to open late on Friday nights and on Sundays during December. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Ice Prince from Realta at the switching on of the Christmas lights in Limerick. Previous articleAdditional funding to modernise and extend Limerick library serviceNext articleThomond College group cement link with Limerick sister city Editor Four year-old Sienna Linnane from Ennis at the switching on of the Christmas lights in Limerick. Aerial view of O’Connell Street as the Christmas lights are turned on Advertisement Twitter NewsCommunityLimerick is lit up for ChristmasBy Editor – November 19, 2017 3558 center_img Mayor Stephen Keary, Limerick Rose Kayleigh Maher, Santa and Paw Patrol turn on the Christman lights this evening. Leanna Ward with Chris and Tom Coffey, Fedamore Fergus O’Shaughnessy and Libby from Clareview Email Electric Picnic 2020 is sold out in record time Limerick to go greener than usual for this year’s St Patrick’s Day Parade Rose of Tralee to turn on Limerick Christmas Lights TAGSChristmas lightsDerek MoloneyFestivalJason Hennessykayleigh maherLight Up LimerickLimerick Gospel ChoirLimerick Gospel Choir and Jason Hennessylimerick roseMayor Stephen KearyPAW PatrolSinead O’Brien 1 of 8 Print Linkedin Limerick follows its own beat with LEAF WhatsApplast_img read more