Green light for concerts at Limerick’s Gaelic Grounds

Nick Rabbitts

Reporter:

Nick Rabbitts

DESPITE objections from four residents associations, Limerick City Council has given the go-ahead to plans to hold concerts in the Gaelic Grounds.

DESPITE objections from four residents associations, Limerick City Council has given the go-ahead to plans to hold concerts in the Gaelic Grounds.

The GAA has received conditional planning permission to hold concerts, which could see crowds of up to 49,000 people in Pairc na nGael.

The proposals have proven unpopular with residents, and formal objections to the plan have been made by the Clareview Residents Association, the Coolraine Terrace Residents Association,the association in Ashbrook, Ennis Road, and the Greystones and District Residents Association.

Despite the decision of city planners, an appeal to An Bord Pleanala looks likely.

Limerick GAA chairman Oliver Mann says the association will engage with the local residents in the hope of addressing their concerns.

“I am sure when people realise the benefit this is to Limerick as a whole, there will be a lot of happiness that this kind of money will be generated for the economy of Limerick,” he said.

It is estimated that any concert staged at the Gaelic Grounds would be worth around €10 million to the local economy.