About our festival

FUTURE LIMERICK is a climate arts festival brought to you by Sunday’s Child in association with the Lime Tree | Belltable. Taking place across Limerick city the programme features theatre, spoken word, comedy, music, family fun and panel discussions highlighting sustainability and artists’ responses to the climate crisis.

Pictured at the launch of Future Limerick, a new multi disciplinary Climate Arts Festival and collaboration between Sunday's Child Theatre and Lime Tree Theatre | Belltable is poet Chandrika Narayanan-Mohan. Photo by Diarmuid Greene
Pictured at the Family Fun Day in 2022 the crows enjoying a circus performer in People's Park. Photo by Alan Place

After our brilliantly received 2022 festival FUTURE LIMERICK is back from the 18-25 May 2024 with support from the Arts Council.

In 2022 we collaborated with acclaimed artists including Brokentalkers, Manchán Magan, Fidget Feet Arial Dance company, Ciara Ní É and Colm O’Regan and more. For our exciting 2024 programme see our home page.

Our festival mission is to highlight the challenges of the climate crisis through the arts, while inspiring hope and action. Artists are outside the box thinkers by nature, and we believe in the power of story telling to change the narrative. At a time when we are overwhelmed by statistics the arts can help us all engage with climate issues in fresh, constructive way.

Pictured at the panel discussion during Future Limerick 2022, Machan Magan, Saoirse Exton and Ceara Carney sit on stage at the Belltable. Photo by Alan Place

FUTURE LIMERICK was one of just five arts projects across Ireland selected to receive funding from the ESB Brighter Future Arts Fund in 2022. Delivered in partnership with Business to Arts, the fund was established to support artists and arts organisations working on creative projects engaging their local communities around sustainability, climate change and the transition to a net-zero future.

Meet the team

Eva O’Connor


Eva is a writer and performer from Ogonnelloe, Co. Clare.

Hildegard Ryan


Hildegard is an award-winning writer and director from Skerries, Co Dublin.

Sophie Fuller

Project Manager

Sophie Fuller is an architect, creative and climate activist.