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WATCH: Africa Day comes to an end at Markets Field and Milk Market this weekend

Africa Day in Limerick culminates this weekend with an Intercultural Soccer Competition taking place at the Markets Field today and a Family Fun Day at the Milk Market on Sunday.

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Mayor James Collins talks about the importance of Africa Day.

The soccer tournament begins at 1pm at the Garryowen venue with four teams taking part; A team from the African community in Limerick, one from Dublin, a Garda Siochana side and a Limerick City & City Council outfit.

All the action at the Markets Field begins at 1pm today and there will be a perpetual trophy awarded to the successful team.

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Inspector Ollie Kennedy and FAI Development Officer in Limerick Jason O’Connor talk about the soccer tournament.

Tomorrow at the Milk Market, the family fun day includes performances from the Limerick Gospel Choir, African Praise Team, Brightraay and David Idioh along and many others.

Africa Day had it’s opening ceremony at Limerick City & County Council HQ on Monday and included events at CBS Sexton Street.

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Mr Jules Olivier launches Africa Day.

A presentation by Mr Jules Olivier, Chairperson of the African Irish Association, to Transition Year Students of CBS Sexton Street on African history, culture, Arts and Music a particular highlight.

Thursday saw a showcase of Tastes and Sounds of Africa. This event took place at Narrative 4 in O’Connell Street and saw food, music and dance from a host of African countries taking centre stage.

The week long event closes with an inclusive drumming performance from the Milk Market. Reminder that all events are free of charge.

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Anne Rizzo from Limerick City & County Council talks about the history of Africa Day in Limerick and some of the work surrounding it.

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