Swims, Sings & Street Theatre

Lumen’s vision is to add to the vibrant artistic life of Limerick City and County. They collaborate with inspiring local communities to co-create new work that inspires pride and ownership of our cultural identity.

swimmers on slipway

Samhain Swim

Curraghgour Boat Club 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Thursday 28 October

swimmers and floating large lantern

Vampire Swim

Monday October 31st 10am Curraghgour Boat Club

This year Limerick has become an official venue for this international blood donation drive, swimmers will donate warm-blood to take a cold dip in the Shannon for what is sure to be fang-tastic event. Swimmers will be encouraged to dress up for the blood curdling occasion.

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Plunge into the cool waters of our city’s river and experience a Samhain swim

Kicking off the festivities, as evening falls, we will open our own bathing area on the shores of The Shannon. . Afterwards a legendary and well earned 

post swim feast awaits. Hot drinks and treats from The 

Urban Food Co-op will be served by the hearth of the Curraghgour 

Boat Club. The bathing area opens at 6pm. Spaces are limited so book early. 



Street Theatre

The Ungodly Bishop’s Bride

Castle Parade 4pm & Merchants Quay 7pm

Saturday 29 October



Dancers in costume, night parade

Street theatre show, (30 mins run time) performed by

Simon Thompson and members of LYT

On All-Hallows eve when the veil between the living and the dead is at its thinnest, the Bishop’s Lady returns to roam with airy feet from Thomond Bridge to Castle Street. Her spirit is larger than life and the cart she drags behind her contains the chattels of the past.

youth orchestra

Irish Chamber Orchestra’s

Sing Out With Strings

5:30pm King John's Castle

Saturday 29 October

Samhain is a highlight of the year for us in Limerick. Lumen Street Theatre have created a special festival that Limerick people have utterly taken to their heart.

Cllr Elisa O’ Donovan


Samhain: the Story so far

Listen to Martin Shannon, Artistic Director of Lumen Street Theatre, talk about the story of Samhain 

Stellar talk, musical performance on homemade instrument and MASKS! Samhain lives through @lumensttheatre and Billy Mag Fhlionn


Tracy Fahey