1,000 Years of Maritime History in Limerick City

To celebrate 1000 years of maritime history in Limerick City, John Elliott of Limerick City and County Council led a successful guided 1km walk, highlighting a millennium of riverine and maritime infrastructure in Limerick, focusing on the importance of the River Shannon in the development of Limerick City; both past and future.

The importance of water safety and knowledge of the tidal dynamics and water flows in the city was highlighted at several points along the tour route.

The Culture Night 2019 event also provided an opportunity for Limerick City and County Council to disseminate and share the CAPITEN project work, fulfilling our obligations in increasing communications and media output in Work Package 2 and also to share the outcomes of Atlantic Tour Events in Work Package 5.

At the commencement of the walk, there were approximately 40 people on the tour. This number however grew considerably as the walk progressed with over 60 people accompanying the tour as it ended.

The guided walk was very well received by those who attended, at its conclusion over a dozen people remained for a period to ask further questions. It was a good opportunity to gauge the publics’ knowledge and interest into the maritime infrastructure of Limerick City.

The level of interest received surrounding the event will undoubtedly lead to a repeat of the guided walk in the manner of subsequent tours and/or lectures in the future, especially at Riverfest in 2020.

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