FOR the first time this year, pubs and restaurants in Limerick and around the country are open past 8pm this Saturday night following the lifting of most Covid-19 restrictions at 6am.
In additional to the longer opening hours, vaccine certs, table service and social distancing have been scrapped and the much-missed bar counter is back.
While most pubs and restaurants are busy, they say it could be some time yet before we see the kind of Saturday night scenes we were used to pre-pandemic.
Photographer Brendan Gleeson has been out and about in Limerick city tonight sampling the atmosphere - click 'next' for more photos.
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