Live: #LimerickGiant prepares to depart the city

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Granny takes a stroll on Clancy Strand and (below) the revised map for her departure
Tens of thousand of people have descended on Limerick as the #LimerickGiant prepares to depart the city following her three day journey.

Tens of thousand of people have descended on Limerick as the #LimerickGiant prepares to depart the city following her three day journey.

So far, around 150,000 people have witnessed the giant granny as she made her way around the city visiting key landmarks and streets.

Gardai say that more than 100,000 people flocked to the city yesterday amid glorious sunshine and that huge crowds have travelled to the city again today.

Following a late night last night, Granny enjoyed a lie-in this morning but is now embarking on her final walk around the city.

However, due to low tides she will not be able to depart the city by boat, as planned, and will instead finish her journey near Brownn Thomas on O’Connell Street this later afternon.

After making her way from Shelbourne Park, where she slept last night, to the Treaty Stone, Granny made her way to Bank Place where she was placed her bed.

She is now embarking on her final journey around the city centre and is due at Brown Thomas by 4pm.

Members of the public, who have turned out in their thousands, will be able to view the giant granny in a holding area for a number hours until the early evening.

For updates on the Giant’s Journey see on our website, limerickleader.ie or follow the Limerick Leader on Twitter.