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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Thousands to descend on city for St. Patrick’s Day

Thousands of people are on their way into Limerick City this morning to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2009.

The centrepiece of today, the parade, will begin at 12 noon from O Connell Avenue at Sarsfield Barracks and will be proceed down through O'Connell St and passed the viewing stand outside Penney's before turning right onto Michael Street.

Click Here for the Parade Route Map.

As earlier reported former pop star, turned children's television presenter Emma O'Driscoll will be the Grand Marshall for the parade which will also feature the Irish Chamber Orchestra from the University of Limerick. The parade will of course consist of the usual scouts, arts and dancing groups, emergency services and many marching bands.

Some reports say up to 60,000 people are expected to attend the parade which takes place from noon to 1:30pm.

There will be major traffic restrictions in place around the city from 11am.

”Restrictions will be in place in the city along the parade route from 11am until 4pm. Gardai are advising motorists to avoid driving into the city. Motorists are advised to pass through the city via Thomand Bridge or New Shannon Bridge. Parking restrictions will be in place from Patrick St towards Wolfe Tone St from 4am until after the parade.” AA Roadwatch says.

Limerick student Evan O’Sullivans Google Logo is now on display on also.

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