Zombie alert! Outbreak festival to take over city

Alan Owens

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Alan Owens

LIMERICK will be swarming with the undead this weekend as the second Zombie Outbreak Festival takes place in the city.

LIMERICK will be swarming with the undead this weekend as the second Zombie Outbreak Festival takes place in the city.

The zombie themed charity festival will feature a number of events over three days, well timed in the run up to Halloween.

This is the second year of the ghoulish festival, with funds raised going to charity, and this year the festival aims to raise money for the Cliona Ring Foundation and the Mid-West Simon Community among the supported charities.

“In spite of the heavy rain we encountered last year, the people of Limerick came out in their thousands to support the event and raise money for a very worthy cause,” said organiser Mike McLoughlin.

“Both charities are very popular with the people of Limerick, the Cliona Ring Foundation helps relieve the financial pressure on families with terminally ill children while the Mid-West Simon Community do incredible work with the homeless of Limerick.

“We are delighted to be able to help both charities,” added Mike.

There certainly is a thrilling line-up of events, with Mo Cinema showcasing local and international zombie films at their popular event in Cobblestone Joe’s this Thursday, while on Friday night a special screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show will take place in the Clarion Hotel followed by a fancy dress 70s disco.

The main event takes place on Saturday, with the undead to roam the streets of the city for the Zombie Walk with street performances, face-painters, and live music from 2pm. The walk itself begins at 5pm, starting from the Locke Bar and finishing at the after party, the Hallowedding in Aubars on Thomas Street.

See Outbreak Festival for more.