FUTURE LIMERICK Climate Arts Festival

18th – 25th May 2024


Family Fun Day

A free family fun day in People’s park. Come along for games, face painting, stilt walking, drumming workshops, a clothes swap and much more to celebrate the opening of Future Limerick Climate Arts Festival.

The End We Start From

A woman tries to find her way home with her newborn baby while an environmental crisis submerges London in floodwaters. Featuring Jodie Comer and Joel Fry, this film looks at the fallout from the climate emergency.

Emerging Limerick Filmmakers

Screening of two short films & Panel Discussion.

The films look to the future tackling topics around anxiety, belief and personal identity in the face of a contested place in a changing world. The films have begun their festival runs and have both found success nationally and abroad.

Music and Myth Busting: A night of songs and surprising global stories

Music can bring us together - but it also has the power to educate, open eyes and break barriers. Join us for one fascinating evening of beautiful music, storytelling and some illuminating facts about the world we live in, told through the power of intercultural song. Brought to you by the University of Limerick’s Arts, Data, Literacy and Diversity project.

Scratch Night:An evening of new short plays

An inspiring evening of short plays themed around the climate crisis, celebrating exciting new work by writers, actors and directors from Limerick and beyond. Scratch Night features 5 short new plays, performed by an ensemble cast.
Don’t miss your chance to witness a new generation of plays being born, showcasing the best of Limerick’s new and established talent.

Panel Discussion hosted by PJ Kirby

This panel discussion brings together movers and shakers in the world of fashion and sustainability to discuss ethical clothing, consumption, and the future of fast fashion. PJ will be joined by Rónán Ó Dálaigh, CEO of Thriftify, the Irish startup that is set to revolutionise the second-hand clothing economy, and Ríon Hannora, a “slow fashion” designer who has worked with Charles Jeffrey Loverboy and YSL and is the organiser of Dublin Independent Fashion Weekend.


Award winning play by Sunday’s Child

Don Murphy is a proud Irish man, a hopeless ketamine addict and one of his generation’s greatest actors. He also happens to be a chicken. A Kerry cock to be precise. Across one fateful night, the feathered Oscar winner shares his star-studded story: from getting his big break, to his first bird on bird sexual experience, to navigating life in the (human-dominated) celebrity spotlight. But along the way Don will be confronted with some harsh truths about himself, chicken kind and humankind. Winner of Filipa Bragança award for best Female identifying solo performer at the Edinburgh Fringe 2023.


Playwriting Workshopwith Fishamble’s Gavin Kostick

Creativity and the Climate

Learn to craft your own climate play with expertise from an established Irish theatre maker. Explore the art of playwrighting with dramaturg Gavin Kostick from Fishamble: The New Play Company, and gain valuable skills and insights into writing for theatre. No previous experience necessary.


Rehearsed reading ofThe Good People

In a ramshackeled home in rural Ireland, sisters Winifred and Michelle Gannon deal with life after the death of their much loved mother. As Michelle seeks to move on from the loss, Winifred refuses to accept her new reality and searches for answers in the most unlikely of places…the fairy fort on the family land. This is a rehearsed reading of a new play by Niall Carmody.