A Week-Long Series Of African Cultural Events In Limerick

In celebration of Africa Day (May 25th), now in its 13th year, a series of free events are being delivered through Limerick City and County Council and Doras Luimní across the county.

The week long Irish Aid supported programme will highlight the importance of African culture and the rejoice in Limerick’s rich diversity, while giving voice to a new and welcoming Limerick.

The programme is funded by Irish Aid under its Africa Day programme and coordinated in Limerick by a group of African community members.

Events include:

  • Presentations in schools on African Culture & Heritage on Tuesday May 22nd
  • A ‘Taste of Africa’ on Wednesday May 23rd in Central Buildings, 51 O’Connell Street, Limerick
  • African Culture & Heritage Drumming Workshop in Ormston House on Thursday May 24th
  • African Football Cup Tournament at Delta Sports Dome, Ballysimon on Saturday May 26th

A family fun day on Sunday, May 27th at the Milk Market from 1pm – 6pm will conclude the week of events.

Welcoming Africa Day 2018, Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Cllr Stephen Keary said: 

“The African community plays an important part in the fabric of Limerick life.  I look forward to welcoming people from all different backgrounds to join us in Limerick for the celebrations for Africa Day 2018 and I would like to encourage everyone in Limerick to participate in the many events, particularly the Family Fun Day.

“The activities that are taking place this year will no doubt help to promote a positive image of Africa and highlight the Irish Aid programme that is taking place. I wish everyone involved a successful and entertaining week.”

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