In Pictures: Limerick welcomes in 2014 in style

LIMERICK city welcomed in 2014 in style to mark its designation as national City of Culture.

Cranberries star, Dolores O’Riordan, headlined a major concert at Merchant’s Quay in the shadow of St Mary’s Cathedral as part of the celebrations.

Earlier at 8.14pm on New Year’s Eve the skies above the river Shannon were lit up by a spectacular fireworks display.

There was also a colourful pageant, which saw city centre streets illuminated with hundreds of Chinese lanterns, glowing floats, and fairy


For full coverage of the New Year’s Eve celebrations, see this weekend’s Limerick Leader, print editions which will be in shops on Thursday, January 2