Christmas in Limerick: spectacular light show set for Penneys

Nick Rabbitts

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Nick Rabbitts

An artist Impression of how the light show will appear above Penney's. The show will go live at 5pm on Tuesday.
A SPECTACULAR four-storey high light show is to take place in Limerick city centre in the run up to Christmas.

A SPECTACULAR four-storey high light show is to take place in Limerick city centre in the run up to Christmas.

A two-minute long, 3-d illumination show is to be projected onto the facade of the Penneys department store between 5pm and midnight each day between this Tuesday, December 8 up to Wednesday, December 23.

Mary Hayes, economic development officer with Limerick City and County Council explained: “The show which is approximately two minutes in length will bring one of the most iconic buildings on Limerick’s main thoroughfare to life with festive animations and spectacular seasonal surprises.”

She said it is hoped the illumination will “add vibrancy and animate the city”.

Mike Fitzpatrick, the director of Limerick’s bid to become European Capital of Culture in 2020, added: “3D projection video mapping and building projection have now become fused into a new art form that allows public spaces to be turned into stunning video canvases. This illumination, which has been designed specifically for this site, will certainly grab the attention of passers-by and will enhance the experience of visitors to the city over the coming weeks.”

The countdown to Christmas in Limerick is already well under way, with the city’s festive lights being turned on on November 15, and the Milk Market following suit at a special ceremony attended by Mayor Liam Galvin earlier this Friday.