Limerick councillors call for City of Culture central venue

first_imgTwitter New Music: 40Hurtz Advertisement Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Email #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Cllr John GilliganCOUNCILLORS have called for a one-stop shop for all Limerick City of Culture activities.Speaking at Limerick City Council’s last ever monthly meeting, independent councillor John Gilligan said that City of Culture’s offices at 2, Pery Square were “hidden away”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Would ye not consider opening a one-stop shop in the city centre so people can buy tickets and find out what’s on?” Cllr Gilligan asked senior executive members.Cllr Gerry McLoughlin (Ind) agreed with Cllr Gilligan that higher visibility was needed in Limerick for City of Culture.“I don’t have much culture, that’s just the way I was brought up. I do though appreciate the value it has and I feel City of Culture is hidden away.“I’m more interested in a ball game than a culture game but I went to see the Vagina Dialogues last week and it was really funny and historic. We need to get hold of ourselves and have more plays about abuse and drunkenness that leave a lasting impression,” he said.Cllr McLoughlin also suggested that more needs to be made of the River Shannon as part of the City of Culture.“Dublin and Cork have two miserable rivers and we have the most magnificent river in the whole world,” he said. Linkedin NewsLocal NewsLimerick councillors call for City of Culture central venueBy Alan Jacques – May 7, 2014 710 Printcenter_img Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday WhatsApp Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy TAGSCllr Gerry McLoughlinCllr John GilliganLimerick city councilLimerick National City of Culture 2014Music Limerick Previous articleAbnormal load convoy to Foynes cancelledNext articleLimerick in top ten international investment areas Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie last_img read more