This year Culture & Chips Takes To The Streets in a one of a kind street party in conjunction with Limerick 2020, the likes of which Limerick has never seen before.

On Tuesday July 12th, the jury for the European Capital of Culture bid will visit the city and they’re going to get one hell of a Limerick welcome.

Daniel O’Connell’s whole block on upper O’Connell Street between Hartstonge Street and Barrington Street (the area known as The Crescent in the Georgian Quarter) will become party central as Culture & Chips Takes To The Streets from noon until evening.

The same people, who brought the Spiegeltent to Limerick in 2014 and 2015, are cooking up something very special this year, taking the party to the streets for a one-day block party Limerick will never forget.

The entire block will be closed off to traffic and will metamorphose into a day-long spud-tacular cultural spectacle as performers and artists combine with cooking demos, Limerick local food and drinks stalls, an edible garden and so much more to truly offer an event for the senses like no other.

Oh and there will be chips, of course there will be chips.

Patricia Roberts, part of the festival committee, explains, “This year we’re doing something completely different. Yes Culture and Chips is back, but it’s nothing like you remember. Our niche festival legacy lives on in a really unique event this July in conjunction with Limerick 2020 as Culture & Chips Takes To The Streets. And, of course, we will have chips. Chips are for everybody, they are all inclusive, and we all love them. Capturing that has been the essence of our events. We are back bigger and better with a sensational event this year. Mark Tuesday July12th in your diary now, book the day off work, make a lunch date with your friends – just don’t miss it!”

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Sophie Power, 7 from Dooradoyle posed with the Cut Out Dolls at Culture & Chips. Picture: Alan Place.