6 festivals not to miss this April!

Publish Date: Tuesday 12th April 2016

Family fun-seekers, literature lovers, film buffs, political enthusiasts and music fans are all in for a treat this April as Limerick will host six diverse festivals over the coming weeks!

A weekend of literary and arts events to celebrate the legacy of Michael Hartnett, the poet and the man.

Hundreds of literary enthusiasts from all over Ireland will descend on Newcastle West, Co. Limerick to attend the three-day event in the very streets which shaped Hartnett’s poetry.

Éigse Michael Hartnett festival offers a mix of poetry and music, literature and drama, visual arts and dance…Read more.

The Limerick Film Festival is back! Now in its seventh year, the LIT-founded three-day event has grown in size and reputation – attracting hundreds of filmmakers and visitors from home and abroad.

The festival brings professional equipment and industry workshops, film screenings, guest speaker talks and keynote speeches and the renowned short film awards show…read more.

Proving there is always something new to learn, Limerick’s Lifelong Learning Festivalis a celebration of Learning across the region and features a host of free events and activities to interest, entertain and engage people of all ages,

The selection of events spans across a wide variety of areas such as arts and crafts, music and dancing, sports and leisure, caring and health studies, gardening and horticulture, activities for children and young people, as well as many events exploring more traditional education and training areas…read more.

The Limerick Spring Festival of Politics and Ideas celebrates the role of the citizen in the political life of Limerick.

This year’s theme is ‘the State of Us’. With 100 years of perspective, we’ll be asking what we’ve learned and what we’ve left undone since the Proclamation of our Republic.

The festival programme has everything from film premieres, big debates and an evening of protest music to spoken word, art and comedy events…read more.

Fleadh by the Feale is a long running festival of traditional music hosted in Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick.

A street busking competition, live music in the square, storytelling sessions as well as the All Ireland Bone playing championship are among the line up of events taking place over the May Bank Holiday weekend…read more.

Limerick will become a mecca for families, foodies, fun runners and watersport enthusiasts during the May Bank Holiday weekend for Riverfest 2016!

Limerick’s biggest festival will embrace the scenic River Shannon, with spectacular performances by world champion wakeboarders and jetski champions as well as key waterfront events in a new Riverfestival village in Arthur’s Quay Park.

The popular Riverfest BBQ Competition, Ireland’s largest BBQ event, will move to Honan’s Quay, beside Arthur’s Quay Park, on the waterfront along with a host of family friendly activities for the public to enjoy as well as vintage amusements for children, craft, food and retail stalls and a spectacular fireworks display on the Sunday evening of the festival…read more.