To everyone who contributed to the Limerick2020 bid, we want to express our gratitude for your contribution no matter how big or small. From the businesses that showed their support with a Limerick2020 graphic in the window to those wearing Limerick2020 badges and pins we say thank you. You made the campaign both visible and personal with your proud support of our efforts.
To the kitchen table conversations where together we gleaned insights into the electrifying potential of this opportunity. Thank you to all those from across Ireland and Europe that helped. This process has opened our eyes to what being part of Europe means and also developed a new understanding of Limerick as a European city.
From those who took time, no matter how little, out of their daily lives to volunteer at events and to volunteer their services, we thank you. This bid would not be possible without this generous and hands-on support.
To Limerick City and County Council whose unwavering support of our efforts to develop Limerick’s arts and culture scene and in turn make Limerick a better place to live, to work and to learn in, we say thank you.
To everyone on the bid team, who worked day in and day out pushing to keep the momentum and the excitement going to the final bell, giving more than we ever asked for, we thank you for your efforts.
Finally, to the people of Limerick, from young to old, and especially to the newly arrived who have come to live in this proud city on the banks of the River Shannon, we thank you for investing in Limerick’s success. Your participation at festivals and events proves how much Limerick people need and love culture. Each and every one of you helped to create the unique wonderful spirit of our city. No matter whether Limerick wins or loses the European Capital of Culture 2020 bid, Limerick has set out on a journey of adventure.
So thank you, from the bottom of our hearts for getting behind the bid.
Mike Fitzpatrick, Director Limerick2020 Bid Team