LIMERICK’S local authority has announced details of a new parking incentive for the festive season in Limerick city and several towns in the county.
The Parking ‘Free From 3’ initiative aims to increase footfall on the streets of the city and Kilmallock, Newcastle West and Abbeyfeale this Christmas.
Under ‘Free From 3’, parking at all on-street parking spaces will be free from 3pm from Thursday, December 3, to Thursday, December 24 inclusive.
The scheme is the latest parking initiative introduced by the Council in recent weeks and follows the launch of the Council’s own branded mobile parking payments service, Limerick e-Parking.
Welcoming the Free from 3 initiative, Mayor of Limerick Cllr Liam Galvin said: “The introduction of this free parking scheme will be very much welcomed by both local retailers and the public alike.
“The Christmas lights displays and the comprehensive Christmas In Limerick programme of events are complemented by the Free From 3 initiative which will further help to create a festive atmosphere and enhance the overall shopping experience,” he explained, adding that he was urging shoppers throughout Limerick to “buy local” this Christmas, declaring that by supporting local businesses they are “helping to sustain employment within the community”.