#LimerickGiant: the journey continues

Leader reporters

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Leader reporters

Huge crowds gathered at Russell Park yesterday where the #LimerickGiant napped next to the Wall of Light [Picture: Mike Cowhey]
Tens of thousands of people are expected to descend on Limerick city centre today as the Royal de Luxe Giant’s Saga continues.

Tens of thousands of people are expected to descend on Limerick city centre today as the Royal de Luxe Giant’s Saga continues.

Gardai estimate around 50,000 people lined the route of #LimerickGiant yesterday, which saw her visit Russell Park and Arthur’s Quay Park as well as walk through parts of the city centre.

Granny, who spent last night at Sarsfield Barracks, is due to wake at around 10am before heading for Lee Estate.

She will travel via Lord Edward Street, Parnell Street, Upper William Street, William Street, Sarsfield Street, Sarsfield Bridge, Clancy Strand, Thomond Bridge, Castle Street (past King John’s Castle), and Island Road.

Following an afternoon nap, she will depart Lee Estate at around 4pm.

Granny will then head to Shelbourne Park via Island Road, Athlunkard Street, Bridge Street, Mathew Bridge, Rutland Street, Patrick Street, O’Connell Street, Lower Cecil Street, Henry Street, Mill Lane, Bishop’s Quay, Howley’s Quay, Lower Shannon Street, Henry Street, Sarsfield Bridge, Clancy Strand, High Road, Sexton Street North and Shelbourne Road.

A major traffic plan will continue across the day with gardai warning that rolling road closures will be in place. {see http://www.limerick.ie/giantroadclosures|limerick.ie/giantroadclosures} for full details.

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