Limerick children lifting a flag

Limerick
Culture and Creativity Plan 2017

A dynamic force on Ireland’s western seaboard, Limerick is a county that celebrates the urban and rural, its rich cultural heritage and its current generation of cultural tastemakers.

The investment in culture that Limerick has enjoyed in recent years has positioned the city and county as a vibrant, exciting and progressive place to be. The county’s international profile, connection with its communities and sense of itself have all been formed through this upsurge in cultural activity, one that looks set to soar even higher with Limerick’s ambitious Creative Ireland Culture and Creativity Plan.

The investment in culture that Limerick has enjoyed in recent years has positioned the city and county as a vibrant, exciting and progressive place to be.

The Creative Ireland programme focuses on the themes of identity, culture and citizenship and Limerick’s part in the initiative’s five-year journey begins with its plans for 2017.

From enhancing existing projects like the Artist in Schools Programme, Africa Day and the Limerick Travelling Pop-Up Museum, to concerted initiatives that place culture and creativity at the heart of communities like Fleadh by the Feale, a festival of traditional music, dance and storytelling, or The Hunt Museum’s Symposium on Jack B Yeats and Paul Henry; the whole county will benefit from Limerick’s growth in cultural and creative capital.

This is a first edition of the Local Authority Culture and Creativity Plan and is subject to change.