Limerick to be overrun for TomCat street festival this weekend

Jim Fitzgerald, Tiger Beer, Karl Wallace, Limerick City of Culture, Mayor Cllr Gerry McLoughlin and Deirdre Martin at the launch of the TomCat Street festival, with actors from MIC's dramatic art society. Picture: Keith Wiseman
THE innovative traders based on Thomas and Catherine streets in Limerick’s city centre have combined for a new arts extravaganza this weekend, the first TomCat street festival, running from Friday to Monday.

THE innovative traders based on Thomas and Catherine streets in Limerick’s city centre have combined for a new arts extravaganza this weekend, the first TomCat street festival, running from Friday to Monday.

With Tiger Beer on board as a sponsor and a host of events taking place over four days in popular city pubs the Still House, Mickey Martin’s, The Parlour, Flannery’s, Bourke’s and the Blind Pig - as well as the streets themselves - the organisers have already established an arts festival worthy of attention, that should make a big impact this June Bank Holiday weekend.

The traders on the streets in the area have worked together before - on the successful CatDig - showcasing what can be done by encouraging a co-operative community spirit among city centre businesses in Limerick.

See pages 17-20 of today’s Limerick Chronicle for full details on TomCat, which features live music, installation artwork, workshops and more, with the streets and businesses themselves acting as inspiration for the festival’s programming.

We wish it every success.

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