Limerick Insider March 2012

Posted: May 6, 2012 in Cameras, Documentary, Editing, media

In this episode, the Limerick Insider takes a look back at some of the highlights from a very busy month of March in Limerick.

On 17th March, University of Limerick founding president, Dr Ed Walsh led more than 4,000 colourful participants in Limerick’s St Patrick’s Day Parade as Grand Marshal of what is believed to be the largest parade in the country.

The theme of the 2012 Limerick St Patrick’s Day Parade was ‘The World in Union’ which celebrated Limerick’s huge community base, its ethnicity and diversity and the fact that St Patrick’s Day is now truly a global phenomenon.

The 220 member University of Missouri Marching Band took the top prize at the Limerick International Band Championship on 18th March in front of 40,000 spectators in Limerick.

Twenty marching bands featuring musicians from across Ireland, Europe and the USA performed for the 42nd International Band Championship which is part of the Limerick St Patrick’s Festival.

The 2012 Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival took place from Monday, March 26th to Sunday, April 1st.

More than 140 FREE events spanning both City and County will took place in Limerick to celebrate lifelong learning across the region through a variety of enjoyable and informative activities.

Sports mad Limerick is always the place to be for rugby in Ireland. Visitors are offered an unforgettable experience – a weekend in the home of Munster’s passionate Thomond Park Stadium! Our video gives a teaser of what’s to be expected on a rugby trip to Limerick.

And finally, we introduce you to Declan and Eithne – two of Limerick’s friendly Street Ambassadors. If you pop into them in Limerick, make sure to have a chat with them and they will advise you the best places to visit, eat and shop in Limerick.


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