LIMERICK is gearing up for a busy June Bank Holiday weekend with several high-profile festivals and events taking place.
A choral festival, a food carnival, live chamber orchestra and ballet and a rugby sevens tournament are just some of the many events taking place in the city this weekend.
The Limerick Sings festival expects to attract some 300 choristers to the city for a wide programme, the centrepiece of which is a an evening of choral music in St Mary’s Cathedral on Saturday night.
The concert, which opens with the Lassus Scholars from Dublin, is just part of a wider programme of events organised by the Association of Irish Choirs Conference in collaboration with festival organisers, a a collaborative group representing the hotels, local music interests and the University Concert Hall.
Up to 300 choristers from Ireland and America are descending on the city for a weekend of workshops, expert talks , concerts and choral delight.
The Culture & Chips culinary festival is a major event taking place this weekend, with Arthur’s Quay Park playing host to the famous Salon Perdu Spiegeltent.
Jerry Fish, Jack L and the Brad Pitt Light Orchestra are among the musical attractions, with the world chip champion to be crowned on Saturday.
The Irish Chamber Orchestra and Ballet Ireland perform in the Milk Market this Thursday and Friday, for a major production of Carmen.
And more than 20 rugby teams from all over Ireland will gather in LIT for the inaugural RugbyLAD Sevens Festival on Saturday and Sunday, with Hermitage Green to perform.