Rhyming reason - limericks in line for city celebration

LIMERICK is going all limerick.

In fact, every city centre street will have its own.

The city is to embrace its poetic heritage by erecting plaques bearing the eponymous five-line poems on the city streets.

The Mayor of Limerick, Cllr Diarmuid Scully, has decided to hold a public competition to choose poems to place on street corners.

The idea has got the backing of the city council and the poetry plaques will be erected on all city centre street corners.

Mr Scully said: “Limericks are irreverent, warm-hearted and fun - the very characteristics of the city that lends its name to them. I feel it is time we began to latch on to the limerick and take advantage of its international appeal.”

Would-be poets are invited to compose and submit limericks about any street, square or public place in the city. The competition ends on February 27.

Mr Scully said: “The prize is to have your name and work immortalised on the streets of your city.”

Submit your entries to: The Mayor’s Office, City Hall, Limerick. Email mayor@limerickcity.ie.

For further details contact: 061 407100 or visit www.diarmuidscully.com

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