'A massive success': Limerick goes one step beyond at Live at the Docklands concert series

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'A massive success': Limerick goes one step beyond at Live at the Docklands concert series

Party atmosphere captured on concert series finale during The Coronas' performance | Picture: Shane Serano

DOLAN's Presents has been highly-praised for its festive Live at the Docklands concert series, which was attended by thousands of music fanatics over the June Bank Holiday. 

The Atlas Avenue venue hosted a vast array of acclaimed musicians over the course of the eagerly-awaited three days. 

Ska legends Madness, with support act Touts, kicked off the sensational weekend with their much-loved hits, including One Step Beyond, Baggy Trousers and the show encore Night Boat to Cairo. 

Jenny Greene and the RTE Concert Orchestra captivated the sold-out marquee on Saturday evening, with special guests Gemma Sugrue and Maverick Sabre. 

On Sunday, Dolan's Presents issued an alert that the opening times were to be postponed due to adverse weather conditions. But despite the elements, thousands enjoyed the Docklands' grand finale, featuring a talented line-up of Ryan McMullen, Thanks Brother, Josh Grey and headliner The Coronas. 

There was huge praise for the concert series on social media throughout the weekend. 

Shannon Foynes Port Company tweeted: "As the curtains come down on a fantastic weekend festival of music. Congratulations to the team @DolansPresents. Looking forward to 2020."

Public figure and former secretary general of the Department of Finance, John Moran described the Jenny Greene performance as "superb". 

"Even the rain could not dampen a fabulous concert. Such a fresh retake on RTÉ symphony. I say move them to Limerick if Dublin do not want to finance them," said the Land Development Agency chairperson. 

Dolan's Presents took to Twitter to thank the thousands who attended the concerts over the Bank Holiday weekend. 

"Thanks to everyone who came out and made the inaugural #LiveAtTheDocklands @Limerick_ie Concert Series such a massive success!"