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March 2018

Launch of Croi Glas

March 17
Hunt Museum, Limerick City
Limerick, Ireland
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Free

Official Launch of Croí Glas, Hunt Museum, Saturday, March 17th, 2018 Croí Glas will be launched officially at 2.30 pm on Saturday, March 17, at the Hunt Museum, following the St. Patricks Day Parade which will feature Croí Glas. Richard Lynch will MC the event and Míchéal Ó Súilleabháin will give an official opening address. The Croí Glas initiative will be introduced, followed by performances by Moley Ó Súilleabháin, Owen Ó Súilleabháin, Dr Nóirín Ní Riain, members of Calc Exchange with Mary Immaculate College and Moyross Corpus Christi Children's Choir. The launch will end with photo opportunities besides the Salmon Boat with the Goddess Sionna, who gave her name to the River Shannon.

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Official Launch of Croí Glas

March 17 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Hunt Museum, Limerick City
Limerick, Ireland
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Croí Glas will be launched officially at 2.30 pm on Saturday, March 17, at the Hunt Museum, following the St. Patricks Day Parade. Richard Lynch will MC the event and Míchéal Ó Súilleabháin will give an official opening address. The Croí Glas initiative will be introduced, followed by performances by Moley Ó Súilleabháin, Owen Ó Súilleabháin, Dr Nóirín Ní Riain, members of Calc Exchange with Mary Immaculate College and Moyross Corpus Christi Children’s Choir. The launch will end with photo opportunities besides the Salmon Boat with the Goddess Sionna, who gave her name to the River Shannon. Absolutely everyone is welcome to attend.

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Listen to the River

March 18 @ 6:30 pm
Clancys Strand Limerick, Ireland + Google Map

Croí Glas ‘Listen to the River’, Clancy's Strand between Sarsfield Bridge and Thomond Bridge, Sunday, March 18th, 2018 This is the first official event on the Croí Glas calender! The concept for this event is the brainchild of Ray O'Halloran of Limerick City Build to “bring together arts, culture, mythology, music, social inclusion, boating and water-sports to the general public.” Theatre practitioner Ann Blake will be playing the Goddess Sionna and will be returned to the River Shannon surrounded by three watercraft created by Limerick City Build for the event, with one of them transporting the famous uillean pipe player, Mickey Dunne. The event will be celebrated through music on one bank of the Shannon by Dr Noírín Ní Riain, and on the other bank by Owen and Moley Ó Súilleabháin. The Croí Glas logo will be unveiled in spectacular fashion by fly-boarders flying above the river, followed by a light display and fireworks from Limerick City and County Council. The event can be best viewed on Clancy's Strand between Sarsfield Bridge and Thomond Bridge.

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Listen To The River

March 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Clancys Strand Limerick, Ireland + Google Map

Croí Glas’ first official event ‘Listen to the River’, will take place at 6.30 pm on Sunday, March 18. The concept for this event is the brainchild of Ray O’Halloran of Limerick City Build to “bring together arts, culture, mythology, music, social inclusion, boating and water-sports to the general public.” Theatre practitioner Ann Blake will be producing an event where the Goddess Sionna will be returned to the River Shannon surrounded by three watercrafts created by Limerick City Build especially for the event, with one of the craft transporting the famous uilleann pipe player, Mickey Dunne. On the opposite banks of the Shannon, the event will be celebrated musically with Dr Noírín Ní Riain on one side and Owen and Moley Ó Súilleabháin on the other. The Croí Glas logo will be unveiled in spectacular fashion by fly-boarders flying above the river, followed by a light display and fireworks from Limerick City and County Council. The event can be best viewed on Clancy’s Strand between Sarsfield Bridge and Thomond Bridge. Absolutely everyone is welcome to attend and the event is free of charge.

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May 2018

Social Swim with Swimable Limerick

May 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Curraghour Boat Club, Merchant's Quay
Limerick, Ireland
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As part of the Riverfest Festival Weekend, SwimableLimerick are organising two social swims in the River Shannon. This event is organised by SwimableLimerick with support from Limerick City and County Council. It will be a confined open water swim in the Shannon River in Limerick City from the Curraghour Boat Club, Merchants Quay. First Social Swim Timetable: Saturday 5th May 09:00   Registration of swimmers 09:30   Swimmers to Curraghour Boat Club changing area to tog out 09.50   Swimmers to be called to briefing area outside the Curraghour Boat Club for briefing by Event Director 10.00    Swimming/bathing area opens 10.30    Swimming/bathing area closes 10.35    Post Swim Picnic in The Curraghour Boat Club   The swims will start approximately one hour before high tide on the rising tide. The overall swim length is 700metres (approximately) and will be confined to a swimming area from the Curraghour Boat Club to Thomond Bridge. The safety plan will allow 45 swimmers maximum per swim.  All participants must pre-book tickets online (1 ticket per person) prior to the event. All tickets will be free and available from Eventbrite from 11 am on Monday 9th April.      

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Social Swim with Swimable Limerick

May 7 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Curraghour Boat Club, Merchant's Quay
Limerick, Ireland
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As part of the Riverfest Festival Weekend, SwimableLimerick are organising two social swims in the River Shannon. This event is organised by SwimableLimerick with support from Limerick City and County Council. It will be a confined open water swim in the Shannon River in Limerick City from the Curraghour Boat Club, Merchants Quay.  Monday 7th  May 10:30   Registration of swimmers and completion of Swimmers Waiver Statement 11:05   Swimmers to Curraghour Boat Club changing area to tog out 11.20   Swimmers to be called to briefing area outside the Curraghour Boat Club for briefing by Event Director 11.30    Swimming/bathing area opens 12.00    Swimming/bathing area closes 12.05    Post Swim Picnic in The Curraghour Boat Club   The swims will start approximately one hour before high tide on the rising tide. The overall swim length is 700metres (approximately) and will be confined to a swimming area from the Curraghour Boat Club to Thomond Bridge. The safety plan will allow 45 swimmers maximum per swim.  All participants must pre-book tickets online (1 ticket per person) prior to the event. All tickets will be free and available from Eventbrite from 11 am on Monday 9th April.

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October 2018

Light on the River Boat Procession on the Shannon

October 4 @ 6:30 pm - October 8 @ 7:30 pm
Clancys Strand Limerick, Ireland + Google Map
Free

Join Jigsaw Limerick for their Shine a Light on the River event as part of Limerick Mental Health Week! All are welcome to come and see this incredible boat parade on the 3 Bridges of Limerick and bring a torch to help light up the river for mental health awareness. This promises to be a spectacular event! For further info email limerick@jigsaw.ie

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