Our most read stories of 2016 in entertainment

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 entertainment stories.

1. Documentary details Limerick’s love affair with sport


‘A City’s Love Affair’ examines the relationship between Limerick and sport, a place where there are 101,000 capacities across 5 stadia for a metropolitan population of 105,000 people.

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2. Irish legend comes to life in script reading of Shane Connaughton’s ‘Pirate Queen’


Having had a film screened last year at the festival, Mr Waller thought Limerick was a great place to get a first reaction.

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3. The Buzzcocks play at Dolans for their 40th anniversary


The English band, which opened for Sex Pistols in 1976, are now celebrating their 40th anniversary with a world tour.

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4. Richard Harris International Film Festival Gala Night brings film world to Limerick


Playing host to a range of Ireland’s biggest stars, the night was an opportunity to remember the Limerick acting legend, Richard Harris, while festival guests, such as actress Fionnula Flanagan, and local people rubbed shoulders with one another.

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5. Future is bright for the Richard Harris Film Festival


Organisers of the International Richard Harris Film Festival are exploring a five year plan, which is set to include a financial partnership with Limerick City and County Council.


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6. Parliament Square launch debut album at Dolan’s Warehouse


The album is a self-titled collection of songs bookending the band’s creative period from 2012 to 2014, according to the guitar player Ross Brennan.


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7. Emma Langford plays intimate gig at Dolan’s


It was a significant night for the singer as Limerick is her home place. “Playing in my home town is always a special experience. I’ve found that these people are fiercely proud and supportive of their own,” she said.


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8. Full house for ‘An Audience’ with Fionnula Flanagan


Acclaimed Irish filmmaker hailing from Limerick, Gerry Stembridge, hosted the afternoon and interviewed the award winning actress.


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9. Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman comes to Limerick in first regional tour


The Pillowman tells the story of a young writer under police interrogation in an unnamed totalitarian state because his dark stories for children are linked to grisly copycat murders.

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10. Tony award winning comedy play One Man, Two Guvnors comes to Lime Tree Theatre


Telling the story of a man in 1960s Brighton, England who has to juggle serving two masters who aren’t aware of his double-duty, the play is a remake of an Italian comedy play from 1743 called The Servant of Two Masters.


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