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Jul 15, 2016

Limerick pride soars despite not winning 2020 bid – Bishop Leahy


Limerick pride soars despite not winning 2020 bid – Bishop Leahy

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Limerick’s cultural renaissance will continue unabated, Bishop Brendan Leahy stated today as Galway was announced as the winner of the European Capital of Culture 2020 bid.


Congratulating Galway on the success, Bishop Leahy said, “We are immensely proud of Limerick today, as proud of it as we could have been if it had won the bid. Life cannot be about winning or losing; it’s about taking partand Limerick can certainly count the bid for the 2020 capital of culture among its finest hours. 
“Mike Fitzpatrick and his team really struck a chord with the theme of ‘belonging’ in their bid. Whether you are new to the city or from families that have been here for generations or whatever your background, this is a city that is very clearly seeking to create a sense of belonging. That is being brilliantly reflected through cultural expression.

“We rang the bells of our city’s churches at 20:20 on Monday night to welcome the jurors to the Limerick and in celebration at where Limerick has arrived at. Today changes nothing; Limerick is on the rise. It has rediscovered its wonderful voice and will continue to celebrate that long into the future.”