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Wednesday 1st January 2014
Ireland and Limerick welcomes in & celebrates the New Year
Thousands attend star-studded New Year concerts
Rock star Dolores O’Riordan popped the cork on a night of dazzling celebrations in her native Limerick City to kick-start its honorary role as Ireland’s first ever National City of Culture.
The Cranberries star received a real Munster roar as she performed a gig in front of 2,500 lucky revellers in front of St Mary’s Cathedral, built in 1168 on the banks of the River Shannon where the Vikings once landed.
The New Year’s Eve night sky was set on fire with a fireworks extravaganza, and a movie written by local actor and playwright Mike Finn was beamed out across the facades of buildings along the banks of the River Shannon.
Irish rockers The Coronas, Derry star SOAK and local talent Leading Armies, warmed the spirits of the thousands…
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