Exploring Limerick's heritage using pedal power

Colm Ward

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Colm Ward

Exploring Limerick's heritage using pedal power

Mayor Kieran O'Hanlon, Bishop Kenneth Kearon, Noreen Ellerker, Bernadette Kiely, Peter Barley, Fr Leo McDonnell, Lise-Ann Sheahan, Canon Donough O'Malley and Kieran Lehane at the launch

LIMERICK Smarter Travel and Limerick Pipe Organ Festival have joined forces to create the Pedal Power Heritage Tours. 

This event forms part of the Heritage Week celebrations taking place until August 28.

The Pedal Power family-friendly heritage tours will allow people to experience the power of the organs, hear long-lost stories from local people at each historic place, and see the city from a different perspective.

Participants will follow a historic trail of churches and cathedrals around Limerick on foot, by bike or shared travel. The routes have been planned to allow people use the city bikes and pedal from venue to venue.  Individuals with reduced mobility are also welcome

Peter Barley, organist at Saint Mary’s Cathedral and committee member with Limerick Pipe Organ Festival commented: “We hope to see as many people as possible out and about enjoyed a fun-filled Pedal Power heritage tours which will showcase eight historic cathedrals and churches.”

Miriam O’Donoghue, project manager with Limerick Smarter Travel highlighted the importance of the choice of travel to the overall experience of this event. “Heritage Week celebrates Ireland’s built, natural and cultural heritage.  This year we have collaborated with the team from the Limerick Pipe Organ Festival to create a family-friendly event with a difference.  Walk, cycle or share your travel to get the most out of this unique tour,” she said.

Entry is free but booking is essential. Contact 061-407501 for more information.