Our most read stories of 2016 in culture

In a most-read series we take a look at our top stories of each section of the Limerick Voice website.

Today, we look at our most read culture stories.

1. Open House in Limerick brings local architecture into focus

Limerick Circuit Courthouse

The objective of the festival was to invite the public to experience and understand the importance of considered spaces, and its impact on quality of life.

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2. Richard Harris Film Festival has helped rebrand Limerick says TD Tom Neville

Aoife Danaher, Rob Gill, Zeb Moore, Anne-Marie Harris and Hayman Harris at the launch in Dolan's

“I’m so enthusiastic about the positivity the festival has brought to the city of Limerick over the last number of years. It’s helped completely rebrand the city.”


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3. Dora Gola premiers first music video at Richard Harris film festival


Limerick singer-songwriter Dora Gola, premiered her first music video for her song “I’m Not,” at the Richard Harris International Film Festival on Sunday. Speaking to the Limerick Voice she said: “The video itself is telling a story of a dissonance of two worlds, I suppose. One is black and white, it’s reality, and the other one is the world of dreams, and of desires”


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4. Artists showcase work to raise awareness for Limerick Mental Health week


The Reflection Art Exhibition at the North Munster Masonic Centre was one of the first events which kick started Limerick Mental Health Week showcasing the brilliant paintings, sculptures and digital art of local Limerick artists.

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5. Limerick Intercultural Week concludes with array of food at World Food Festival


The Milk Market was decorated with the flags of various nations as stalls providing Turkish, Indian, Japanese and Italian delicacies kept local people lining up for a feed.

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6. Limerick children showcase art in aid of Limerick Mental Health Week

"Happiness is Freedom!" by Thomand College Community College student Lorrayne Murphy

Each piece of art was created under the theme of ‘dignity’ which was selected by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

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7. Meeting the Makers of Limerick


Susan McCarthy is one of the five original founders of the Made in Limerick collective. Her art is inspired by architecture around Limerick, such as The Living Bridge at University of Limerick.

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8. The Bartók Project pays its first of six visits to Limerick Gallery

The Bartók Project opens in Limerick tonight

Irish composers including Sebastian Adams, Linda Buckley, David Coonan and Sean Clancy will have their premiers showcased over the six-part series.


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9. Limerick Arts Office announce €10,000 Theatre Bursary Scheme


Since re-launching in April of this year, the Belltable promises to give the people of Limerick a “cultural experience” according to Programme Manager, Marketa Dowling, with its current Wednesday night cinema programme.


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10. Arts Council awards €10,000 to promote Sliabh Luachra Music Trial

Kate Kennelly - Arts Officer, Kerry County Council Minister Heather Humphries Ian McDonagh - Arts Officer, Cork County Council Sheila Deegan - Arts Officer, Limerick City and County Council

The partnership project between the councils aims to identify new ways of bringing the arts to people across Ireland and to highlight the role of the arts in building sustainable, cohesive communities.


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