Latest: The All-Ireland hurling champions are at the Gaelic Grounds rounding off a night of celebration in the city.
Limerick's victorious hurling team is receiving a hero's homecoming in front of a crowd in excess of 40,000.
Thousands more turned out as the team made their way through the Treaty City on an open-top bus.
Gardaí estimate that between 80,000 and 90,000 people turned out on the streets to celebrate the Limerick senior hurling champions.
Gardai estimate that between 80,000 and 90,000 people have turned up in Limerick tonight for the homecoming of the victorious Limerick senior hurling champions. Yes, you have read that correctly.— Damien Tiernan (@damienwlr) August 20, 2018
The 2018 Limerick squad are the first side to bring the Liam McCarthy Cup back to the Treaty County in 45 years.
Update 7.25pm: The thousands gathered at Limerick's Gaelic Grounds have been singing some of the county's best-loved songs while waiting for the All-Ireland winners to arrive for their homecoming celebration.
There were emotional scenes as the late Dolores O'Riordan was remembered, with the crowd singing both 'Linger' and 'Zombie'.
They also enjoyed a rousing rendition of 'Sean South'
The team is due on stage shortly.
Update 6.10pm: Crowds serenaded the Limerick team with a rendition of 'Limerick You're A Lady' at this evening's homecoming.
Meanwhile, crowds enjoy music as they wait for the team to make their way to the Gaelic Grounds.
— Mirian González (@MirianGonzalez_) August 20, 2018
In excess of 40,000 are expected to welcome Liam McCarthy back to the Treaty County for the first time since 1973.
The team is en-route in an open-top bus which will travel through the city.
The champions are home pic.twitter.com/Zh4mbwAtrx— Limerick GAA (@LimerickCLG) August 20, 2018
Huge eruption of sound as the open-top bus departs Colbert Station en route to @gaelic_grounds pic.twitter.com/BLfTo6M5Jx— David Hurley (@DHurleyLL) August 20, 2018
The view from @LimerickCLG’s open top bus driving through the packed city streets! Supporters have done Limerick proud turning out in unbelievable numbers to welcome the winners home! #LuimneachAbú pic.twitter.com/kIm5D1nJcw— Limerick Council (@LimerickCouncil) August 20, 2018
Update 5.50pm: The victorious Limerick team has arrived at Colbert Station with the Liam McCarthy Cup.
Magical scenes as the people of Limerick welcome home the 2018 All Ireland Champions!August 20, 2018
On their journey home, they told RTÉ they were "delighted" by their All-Ireland Hurling Final win yesterday.
Limerick players in jubilant mood as they head home with Liam MacCarthy Cup pic.twitter.com/c6fQGMJosd— RTÉ News (@rtenews) August 20, 2018
Update 5.20pm: The gates have opened at the Gaelic Grounds ahead of a homecoming that has been 45-years in the making.
The newly-crowned All Ireland hurling champions Limerick are set to show off the Liam McCarthy cup in front of a crowd that's expected to exceed 40-thousand.
Their one-point win over Galway yesterday secured a first All Ireland title since 1973.
The victorious team are expected back in the city's Colbert Station at 5.40pm.
A huge crowd eagerly awaiting the arrival of the All Ireland Senior Hurling CHAMPIONS!!! LuimneachAbú pic.twitter.com/B1xG01yNFM— Limerick Council (@LimerickCouncil) August 20, 2018
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The All Ireland champs will travel through Limerick City in an open top bus for their homecoming today! Come out and show your support along the parade route! #LuimneachAbú 💚 https://t.co/FwFB92eNzC pic.twitter.com/CnD32qRoTP— Limerick.ie (@Limerick_ie) August 20, 2018