Limerick to hold Ireland’s first ever Georgian Quarter Christmas Market

Monday, November 9th 2009

Shoppers will be able to enjoy the feel of a small village within the heart of bustling Limerick this festive season as the city opens Ireland’s first ever Georgian Quarter Christmas Market.

No1 Pery Square Hotel and Spa in Limerick’s historic Georgian area is set to host a unique market with picturesque stalls offering traditional handcrafted gifts including jewellery, toys, Christmas cards, dolls and candles.

Traditional foods, Christmas puddings, meats, sweets, breads, pastries and other festive goodies will also be on offer complimented by artisan cuisine and organic produce from Slow Food Limerick.

A truly continental atmosphere will be conjured up by the lights, sounds and smells of this unique spectacle while children from St Michael’s School will sing traditional Christmas carols to add to the occasion.

The Limerick Georgian Quarter Christmas Market will be open from 3.30pm-7pm on Friday November 20th and between 12-5pm on Saturday and Sunday, November 21st and 22nd.

It is organised by No1 Pery Square Hotel and Spa, supported by Shannon Development and in association with Slow Food Limerick.

“This is the perfect opportunity to showcase Georgian Limerick at Ireland’s first Georgian themed market,” said Patricia Roberts, proprietor, No.1 Pery Square Hotel and Spa.  “Our Christmas market will feature Ireland’s finest food, arts and crafts and lots of gift ideas for the festive season.”

John Crowe, Shannon Development’s Limerick Projects and Promotions manager said: “This is an important new initiative for Limerick which Shannon Development is delighted to be associated with. Limerick’s Georgian Quarter is an important part of the city’s history and contains many important tourism attractions including The Georgian House and Garden, Limerick City Art Gallery, The Peoples Park and No 1 Pery Square.  This initiative is aimed at encouraging seasonal breaks to Limerick and showcasing our history in an innovative way.” 

Jenny Allen, Slow Food Limerick added: “We’re delighted to have this fantastic opportunity to showcase our artisan products and highlight the variety of top quality produce available.”

Local artists will also display their work on the railings of Limerick’s award winning People’s Park and unique art gifts will be available to purchase.

Full details are available on www.limerickgeorgianmarket.com

Limerick will also host a unique shopping festival called Winterfest over the same weekend, November 20th-22nd when shops, pubs and restaurants will offer special promotions and discounts and the Christmas lights will be switched on in the city.

Check out www.shortbreaksireland.ie/limerick for further details!

A truly international welcome and a unique shopping experience await all visitors to the heart of Limerick this Christmas.

For further information please email at info@oneperysquare.com.

Last update:13/11/2009

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